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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ABDUŠEVIC Vlach
Son of the Abduš.
ABRAMOVIĆ Абрамовић Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Abram".
AĆIMOVIĆ Аћимовић 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.
ANĐELKOVIĆ Анђелковић Serbian
Means "son of ANĐELKO".
ANDJELKOVIĆ Анђелковић Serbian (Anglicized)
Anglicized version of ANĐELKOVIĆ.
ANDREJEVIĆ Андрејевић Serbian
Means ''son of ANDREJ''.
ANIĆ Анић Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of ANA" in Serbo-Croatian.
ANTUNOVIĆ Антуновић Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of ANTUN".
ARANĐELOVIĆ Аранђеловић Serbian
ARIFOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of ARIF".
ARSLANAGIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of ARSLAN".
BAČUNIĆ Vlach
From Bačuna
BADELJ Croatian
Meaning unknown.... [more]
BAJIĆ Бајић Serbian
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.
BANDOVIĆ Бандовић Serbian
BANOVIĆ Бановић Serbian, Croatian
"Son of a Ban", the -ić "son of" suffix with ban, the title of class of Croatian nobility beginning in the 7th century approximately equivalent to viceroy, lord or duke, stemming potentially from the Turkic bajan ("rich, wealthy").
BARIŠIĆ Croatian
Means ''son of BARIŠA''.
BASARABIĆ Vlach
From Basarabia. Basarabia is land of origin Vlach
BAŠIĆ Башић 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.
BELOVUK Serbian
Means "white wolf" in Serbian.
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".
BILBIJA Билбија Serbian
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".
BOSNIĆ Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian
Means ''from Bosnia''.
BOŠNJAK Бошњак Croatian, Serbian
Derived from "Bošnjak", for someone who has their roots in Bosnia. This surname is rare in Bosnian Muslims.
BOŽAK Croatian
Derived from the forename BOŽO.
BOŽIĆ Croatian
Diminutive of bog, meaning "god", literally means Christmas.
BOZINOVIC Serbian
Son of Bozidar
BOŽOVIĆ Божовић Serbian, Croatian, Montenegrin
Means "son of BOŽO".
BRAJKOVIĆ Брајковић Croatian, Serbian
BRATIĆ Serbian
Means ''little brother''.
BREGAR Slovene, Croatian
Derived from breg meaning ''hill''.
BRNČIĆ Croatian
Meaning unknown.
BROZOVIĆ Croatian
Derived from BROZ.
BUDIMIR Будимир 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 Челик Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik, meaning "steel".
ČELIKOVIĆ Челиковић Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik, meaning "steel". The -ović suffix is a patronym.
ČERKEZ Черкез Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Turkish çerkez, meaning "Circassian".
ČEŠNJAK Croatian (Rare)
Means ''garlic''.
ČIČAK Croatian
Means ''burdock, thistle''.
ČOBAN Чобан 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).
CUSTOVIC Чустовић Bosnian
Justo
CVETKOVIĆ Цветковић Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of CVETKO".
CVIJANOVIĆ Цвијановић Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of CVIJAN".
DAMJANOVIĆ Дамјановић Serbian, Montenegrin, Croatian
Means "son of DAMJAN".
DANILOVIĆ Даниловић Serbian
Means "son of DANILO".
DIM Croatian
Derived from dim, meaning "smoke".... [more]
DIVJAK Croatian, Serbian
From divjak meaning ''savage''.
DJORDJEVIĆ Ђорђевић Serbian
Alternate transcription of ĐORĐEVIĆ.
DJUKANOVIĆ Montenegrin
Alternate transcription of ĐUKANOVIĆ.
DOMINIKOVIĆ Croatian
Means "son of DOMINIK" in Croatian.
ĐORĐEVIĆ Ђорђевић Serbian
Means "son of ĐORĐE".
DRAGOMIROVIĆ Драгомировић Serbian
Means "son of DRAGOMIR" in Serbian.
DUGONJA Bosnian
This surname is used at: Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Novi Pazar.
ĐUKANOVIĆ Ђукановић Serbian, Montenegrin
Means "son of ĐUKA".
DUNDOVIĆ Croatian
Patronymic of the Ragusan word dundo meaning "uncle" or "gentleman" and originating from the Latin word dominus (meaning "master" or "sir").
ĐURIĆ Ђурић Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of ĐURO".
ĐURKOVIĆ Ђурковић Serbian
ĐUROV Croatian
Means "ĐURO's son" in Croatian.
ĐUROVIĆ Ђуровић 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.
GALIĆ Галић Croatian, Serbian
GAVRAN Гавран Croatian, Serbian
Means "raven".
GLUHAK Croatian
Derived from gluh, meaning "deaf".
GLUHEK Croatian
Derived from gluh, meaning "deaf".
GOJKOVIĆ Гојковић Serbian
Serbian patronymic surname, derived from the masculine given name GOJKO.
GOLUB Croatian
Means "pigeon".
GOLUBIĆ Голубић Croatian, Serbian
Derived from GOLUB.
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".
GRUJIĆ Грујић Serbian
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.
HEREK Croatian (?), Polish (?)
Unsure but read it’s Croatian but I also heard Polish
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 Ибричић Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of IBRO" in Serbo-Croatian.... [more]
IGNJATOVIĆ Игњатовић Serbian
Means “son of IGNJAT” in Serbian.
IMAMOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of the imam" in Bosnian, referring to a title used by Muslim leaders.
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