Serbo-Croatian Submitted Surnames
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Derived from a noble title used in several states in Central and Southeastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century.
Occupational name for a barber, from berber(in) meaning "barber", from Turkish.
Meaning unknown. Sources say that there's only 35 people with this surname in Croatia.... [more]
BOŠNJAK Croatian, Serbian
Derived from "Bošnjak", for someone who has their roots in Bosnia. This surname is rare in Bosnian Muslims.
Diminutive of bog
, meaning "god", literally means Christmas.
ČELIK Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik
, meaning "steel".
ČILIĆ Croatian (Rare)
During the Ottoman occupation of Bosnia a son of noble family Suchich was kidnapped and converted to Islam. He had two sons, one was a proud Muslim and the other ran away after finding out the truth about his origin... [more]
Derived from crn
"black". The name refers to a person who was dark-skinned, or a person from the region Crna Gora "Black Mountain" (modern-day Montenegro).
This surname is used at: Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Novi Pazar.
Derived from the word hadži
, which is the Bosnian form of hajji
, the title given to Muslims who have successfully completed the journey to Mecca (the hajj
) or Christians who have journeyed to Jerusalem.
Derived from Bosnian hodža
meaning "master, lord"; ultimately from the Persian title خواجه (khawaja)
(through Turkish hoca
Means "son of Ibrahim
". Zlatan Ibrahimović (b. 1981) is a Swedish soccer player of Bosnian-Croatian descent.