Croatian Surnames

Croatian names are used in the country of Croatia and other Croatian communities throughout the world.
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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".
BOGDANIĆ     Croatian
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).
DRAGIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic from any of the given names starting with Drag-.
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".
HERCEG     Croatian
Croatian form of HERZOG.
HORVAT     Croatian, Slovene
Means "Croatian" in the Slavic languages.
HORVATINČIĆ     Croatian
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".
JURIĆ     Croatian
Means "son of JURE".
JURIŠA     Croatian
Derived from a diminutive form of JURE.
KASUN     Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Derived from the Old Slavic term kazac "to order, command", here referring to one who bore an air of authority, and whose word was heeded and obeyed.
KNEŽEVIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic of the South Slavic word knež meaning "prince".
KOŠAR     Croatian
From the Slavic word koš meaning "basket". It originally indicated a person who made or sold baskets.
KOVAC     Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian
Simplified spelling of KOVÁČ or KOVAČ.
KOVAČ     Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene cognate of KOWALSKI.
MARKOVIĆ     Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of MARKO".
MARUŠIĆ     Croatian
Matronymic surname meaning "son of MARIJA".
MATIĆ     Croatian
Means "son of MATIJA".
MILIĆ     Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of MILE".
MLAKAR     Slovene, Croatian
Derived from mlaka "pool". The name referred to someone who lived close to a pool.
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.
PAVLETIĆ     Croatian
Derived from a diminutive form of PAVLE.
PAVLOVIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of PAVLE".
PERKO     Croatian, Slovene
Derived from an archaic diminutive of PETAR.
PETRIĆ     Croatian
Means "son of PETAR".
PETROVIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of PETAR".
RADIĆ     Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic derived from the given name Rade, a diminutive of RADOSLAV, RADOVAN or any other name beginning with rad.
STANKIĆ     Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of STANKO".
STJEPANIĆ     Croatian
Means "son of STJEPAN".
STOJANOVIĆ     Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of STOJAN".
TOMČIĆ     Croatian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name TOMA (2).
VINKOVIĆ     Croatian
Means "son of VINKO".
VLAHOVIĆ     Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic from the nickname 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".
ZUPAN     Slovene, Croatian
From Slavic župan meaning "head of the district, community leader".
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