63 Common Croatian Surnames

ADAMIĆ Croatian
Means “son of ADAM”.
ANTIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means “son of ANTO” or “son of ANTE (1)”.
BABIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Matronymic surname derived from Slavic baba “old woman”.
Means “son of BOGDAN”.
BOGDANOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means “son of BOGDAN”.
BRANKOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means “son of BRANKO”.
BROZ Croatian
Derived from Broz, a diminutive of AMBROZIJE. This was the birth surname of the Yugoslavian dictator Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980).
CRNČEVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from Serbian and Croatian црн (crn) meaning “black”.
DRAGIĆ Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Patronymic from any of the Slavic given names starting with Drag (see DRAGO).
DRAGOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means “son of DRAGO”.
FILIPOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means “son of FILIP”.
FRANIĆ Croatian
Variant of FRANJIĆ.
FRANJIĆ Croatian
Means “son of FRANJO”.
GOLUB Croatian
Means “pigeon” in Croatian.
GRBIĆ Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Means “hunchback”, derived from Serbian, Croatian and Slovene grba “hump”.
GRGIĆ Croatian
Means “son of GRGUR”.
HERCEG Croatian
Croatian form of HERZOG.
HORVAT Croatian, Slovene
From Croatian and Slovene Hrvat meaning “Croat, person from Croatia”.
Patronymic derived from HORVAT.
ILIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means “son of ILIJA”.
IVANOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means “son of IVAN”.
JANKOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means “son of JANKO”.
JUGOVAC Croatian
From Croatian jug meaning “south”.
JURIĆ Croatian
Means “son of JURE”.
JURIŠA Croatian
Derived from a diminutive form of JURE.
KASUN Croatian
Possibly derived from the old Slavic word kazati meaning “to order, to command”.
KNEŽEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic of Serbo-Croatian knez meaning “prince” (ultimately of Germanic origin).
KOKOT Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian cognate of KOHUT.
KOLAR Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene cognate of KOLÁŘ.
KOLARIĆ Croatian
Patronymic form of KOLAR.
KOŠAR Croatian
From Croatian koš meaning “basket”, originally indicating a person who made or sold baskets.
KOVAC Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Czech
Simplified spelling of KOVÁČ or KOVAČ.
KOVAČ Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Slovene
Means “blacksmith”, a derivative of Slavic kovati meaning “to forge”.
KOVAČEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Variant of KOVAČIĆ.
KOVAČIĆ Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Patronymic derived from South Slavic kovač meaning “blacksmith”.
LONČAR Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Means “potter”, from Serbo-Croatian lonac, Slovene lonec meaning “pot”.
MARIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means “son of MARIJA”.
MARKOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means “son of MARKO”.
MARUŠIĆ Croatian
Matronymic name meaning “son of MARIJA”.
MATIĆ Croatian
Means “son of MATIJA”.
MEDVED Slovene, Slovak, Croatian, Russian
Means “bear” in several Slavic languages.
MILIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means “son of MILE”.
MLAKAR Slovene, Croatian
Referred to someone who lived near a pool, derived from South Slavic mlaka meaning “pool, puddle”.
NIKOLIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means “son of NIKOLA (1)”.
NOVAK Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Slavic novy “new”, originally a name for someone who was new to a village.
PAVIĆ Croatian
Means “son of PAVLE”.
Derived from a diminutive of the given name PAVLE.
PAVLOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means “son of PAVLE”.
PERKO Slovene, Croatian
Derived from an archaic diminutive of PETER.
PETRIĆ Croatian
Means “son of PETAR”.
PETROVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means “son of PETAR”.
RADIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic derived from the given name RADE.
STANKIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means “son of STANKO”.
Means “son of STJEPAN”.
STOJANOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means “son of STOJAN”.
TOMČIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name TOMA (2).
TOMIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means “son of TOMA (2)”.
Means “son of VINKO”.
VLAHOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic from Serbo-Croatian Vlah meaning “Romanian”.
VLAŠIĆ Croatian
Patronymic from the nickname Vlah meaning “Romanian”.
VUKOJA Croatian
Derived from the given name VUK.
VUKOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the given name VUK.
ŽIVKOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means “son of ŽIVKO”.
ZORIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means “son of ZORA”.
ŽUPAN Croatian
Croatian cognate of ZUPAN.

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