Thursday, December 9, 2010

Happy Name Day, Vratislav! Všechno nejlepší k svátku! Wrocław

Today we honor Vratislav.  Happy Name Day, Vratislav!
The name Vratislav is derived from the Slavic elements vortiti "return" and slav "glory".  This was the name of two dukes of Bohemia.  The city of Wrocław in Poland is traditionally believed to be named after after Wrocisław or Vratislav, often believed to be Duke Vratislaus I of Bohemia.

Vratislaus I of Bohemia, 14th century