Serbo-Croatian Submitted Surnames

These names are used in Serbia, Croatia, and other parts of the former Yugoslavia. For more specific lists, see Serbian names and Croatian names.
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AĆIMOVIĆ Serbian
A patronymic surname derived from the given name Aćim.
ADAMOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic from the personal name Adam.
ADEMOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Adem".
ADILOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Adil".
ALANOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of Alan" in Serbian.
ANDREJEVIĆ Serbian
Means ''son of Andrej''.
ANIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Ana" in Serbo-Croatian.
ARIFOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Arif".
ARSLANAGIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Arslan".
BADELJ Croatian
Meaning unknown.... [more]
BALIĆ Croatian
Derived from the word balija meaning "peasant" or from the forename Balislav.
BALOKOVIĆ Croatian
Most of Croatian families with the surname (last name) Baloković originate from the town of Donji Miholjac located in Osijek-Baranja County on the border with Hungary. During the 1700s and 1800s most of the people bearing this family name were born either in Donji Miholjac and/or nearby Nasice... [more]
BAN Croatian
Derived from a noble title used in several states in Central and Southeastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century.
BARIŠIĆ Croatian
Means ''son of Bariša''.
BAŠIĆ Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from baša, a honorific term for “chief”, “boss”, “head of the family”, etc.
BELIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the word belo meaning "white".
BELIN Serbian
Variant of Belan.
BERBERIĆ Bosnian
Occupational name for a barber, from berber(in) meaning "barber", from Turkish.
BIGOVIĆ Croatian
Meaning unknown. Sources say that there's only 35 people with this surname in Croatia.... [more]
BIJELIĆ Croatian
Derived from bijel, meaning "white".
BILIĆ Croatian
Derived from dialectal bil, standard Croatian bijel, meaning "white".... [more]
BLAŽEVIĆ Croatian
Means ''son of Blaž''.
BOGDAN Romanian, Croatian
From the given name BOGDAN.
BOLIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the word bol, meaning "pain, ache".
BOŠNJAK Croatian, Serbian
Derived from "Bošnjak", for someone who has their roots in Bosnia. This surname is rare in Bosnian Muslims.
BOŽIĆ Croatian
Diminutive of bog, meaning "god", literally means Christmas.
BOZINOVIC Serbian
Son of Bozidar
BRATIĆ Serbian
Means ''little brother''.
BREGAR Slovene, Croatian
Derived from breg meaning ''hill''.
BRNČIĆ Croatian
Meaning unknown.
BROZOVIĆ Croatian
Derived from Broz.
BUDIMIR Croatian, Serbian
From the given name Budimir.
BULIĆ Croatian
Derived from Ottoman Turkish bula meaning "a married woman or a Muslim woman in harem pants or covered with a headscarf" or from the forename Bule a hypocoristic of Budislav, Budimir, Budivoj, Budimil.
CAR Croatian, Serbian
Means "Tzar".
ČELIK Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik, meaning "steel".
ČELIKOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik, meaning "steel". The -ović suffix is a patronym.
ČERKEZ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Turkish çerkez, meaning "Circassian".
ČEŠNJAK Croatian (Rare)
Means ''garlic''.
ČIČAK Croatian
Means ''burdock, thistle''.
ČOBAN Croatian, Serbian
From čoban meaning ''shepherd''. Cognate of Turkish Çoban.
ČOBANAC Croatian
From čoban meaning ''shepherd''.
ČOBANIĆ Croatian
From čoban meaning ''shepherd''.
ČOBANKOVIĆ Croatian
From čoban meaning ''shepherd''.
ČOBANOV Croatian
From čoban meaning ''shepherd''.
ČOBANOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
From čoban meaning ''shepherd''.
ČOBANSKI Croatian (Rare)
From čoban meaning ''shepherd''.
ĆORLUKA Croatian
Derived from Turkish körlük, meaning "blindness".... [more]
ĆOSIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''beardless''.
ČOSIĆ Croatian
Variant spelling of Ćosić.
CRNKOVIĆ Croatian
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).
DAMJANOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of Damjan" in Serbian.
DANILOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of Danilo".
DIM Croatian
Derived from dim, meaning "smoke".... [more]
DIVJAK Croatian, Serbian
From divjak meaning ''savage''.
DOMINIKOVIĆ Croatian
Means "son of Dominik" in Croatian.
ĐORĐEVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of Đorđe (see George)".
DRAGOMIROVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of Dragomir" in Serbian.
DUGONJA Bosnian
This surname is used at: Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Novi Pazar.
ĐUKANOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian, Montenegrin
From the given name Đuka / Đukan, a variant of Đorđe.
DUNDOVIĆ Croatian
Patronymic of the Ragusan word dundo meaning "uncle" or "gentleman" and originating from the Latin word dominus (meaning "master" or "sir").
ĐURIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Đuro".
ĐUROV Croatian
Means "Đuro's son" in Croatian.
ĐUROVIĆ Serbian
Derived from the forename Đuro.
FELDER German, Croatian
Derived from German feld, meaning "field".
FERHATOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Ferhat".
FILAGIC Serbian, Croatian
Probably derived from the Turkish word aga. Agas were the Sultan's regents.
FILIPČIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename Filip.
GADŽO Bosnian
It is assumed that Gadžo derives from the old-Indian gārhya ("domestic") and means farmer, villager, head of the house or husband.
GAVRAN Croatian, Serbian
Means ''raven''.
GLUHAK Croatian
Derived from gluh, meaning "deaf".
GLUHEK Croatian
Derived from gluh, meaning "deaf".
GOJKOVIĆ Serbian
Serbian patronymic surname, derived from the masculine given name Gojko.
GOLUB Croatian
Means "pigeon".
GOLUBOVEC Croatian
From golub meaning ''pigeon''.
GRANOV Jewish, Bosnian
Habitational name from Granov, Ukraine.... [more]
GRGURIĆ Croatian
Means "son of Grgur".
GRINFELDER Croatian
Derived from German grün, "green", and feld, "field".
GUTA Bosnian
Possibly a mispronunciation of the Bosnian word for the verb "gutati" (to swallow) or "guta" (swallowing).
HADŽIĆ Bosnian
Derived from Arabic حَاجّ (ḥājj) meaning "pilgrim", a title given to Muslims who have completed the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
HALILOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Halil" in Bosnian.
HALIMOVIĆ Bosnian (Rare), Serbian (Rare)
Means "son of Halim" in Bosnian.
HAMZAGIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Hamza".
HAMZIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Hamza".
HASANČIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Hasan".
HASANOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Hasan".
HERCO Bosnian
Derived from Herceg.
HODŽIĆ Bosnian
Derived from the Persian title خواجه (xâje) meaning "lord, master, owner". It is a cognate of the Albanian Hoxha.
HUSEJINOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Husein".
IBRIČIĆ Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Ibro" in Serbo-Croatian.... [more]
IGNJATOVIĆ Serbian
Means “son of Ignjat” in Serbian.
IMAMOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of the imam" in Bosnian, referring to a title used by Muslim leaders.
IVAČEVIĆ Croatian (Rare)
Derived from the forename Ivan.
IVACI Croatian (Rare)
Derived from the forename Ivan.
IVAČIĆ Croatian (Rare)
Derived from the forename Ivan.
IVAKIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename Ivan.
IVAKOVIĆ Croatian (Rare)
Derived from the forename Ivan.
IVAN Croatian
Derived from the forename Ivan.
IVANAC Croatian
Derived from the forename Ivan.
IVANAGIĆ Croatian (Rare)
Derived from the forename Ivan.
IVANČAN Croatian
Means "son of Ivan".