Gender: Masculine
Origin: Czech/Slovak
Meaning: “return of the famous” or “return of glory.”

The name is composed of the Slavonic elements, votiti, meaning, “return” and slav, meaning, “fame; glory.”

The name was borne by Vratislav I, Duke of Bohemia (d 921). It was also borne by Vratislav II (1061-92); and the city of Wrocław in Poland was named after Vratislav I.

The name is rather unusual in Slovakia and the Czech Republic these days.

The names feast day is usually held on June 18th. Nicknames include Vratko and Vrato.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Wrocisław/Wrocsław/Wrosław (Polish)