Vlasta is a gender-neutral name of Slavic origin. Composed from vlast, it means “homeland.” Some notable namesakes include Vlasta Burian, also known as the King of Comedians, and Vlasta Dekanova, the most decorated female artistic gymnast at the world and Olympic level before World War II. In Czech mythology, Vlasta or Valasca was a heroine who seized power and created a state ruled by women. She even decreed that only women receive military training and distributed a potion to the women to protect them from men. Naming your little one after such a powerhouse figures will push them to make the world a better place and where they come from even prouder!
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