Can anyone tell me the meaning of serbian and croatian last name Smiljanic?
As far as I know, it either comes from the croatian village of Smiljan, in the region of Lika (Nikola Tesla's birthplace), or most likely from the slavic personal name Smiljan, which seems to be common in the Balkans - as I figured out by searching this name on the internet.
I'm also referring to a message that was posted on this website a couple of years ago (http://www.behindthename.com/bb/arcview.php?id=725395&board=gen
), where it is said that Smiljan is one of the 'flower/fruit/herbal inspired names in Croatian', but there's no hint about its meaning.
In short, does anyone know what 'smiljan' means in croatian?