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".
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).
FRANJIĆ Croatian
Means "son of FRANJO".
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".
HORVATINČIĆ Croatian
Patronymic derived from HORVAT.
ILIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of ILIJA".
IVANOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of IVAN".
JUGOVAC Croatian
From Croatian jug meaning "south".
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".
KOLAR Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene cognate of KOLÁŘ.
KOŠAR Croatian
From the Slavic word koš meaning "basket". It originally indicated 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".
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
Means "son of MARIJA".
MARUŠIĆ Croatian
Matronymic surname 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
Derived from mlaka "pool". The name referred to someone who lived close to a pool.
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".
PAVLETIĆ Croatian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name PAVLE.
PERKO Slovene, Croatian
Derived from an archaic diminutive of PETER.
PETRIĆ Croatian
Means "son of PETAR".
RADIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic derived from the given name RADE.
STJEPANIĆ Croatian
Means "son of STJEPAN".
TOMČIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name TOMA (2).
VINKOVIĆ Croatian
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.
ZORIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of ZORA".
ŽUPAN Croatian
Croatian cognate of ZUPAN.