South Slavic Submitted Surnames
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Etymological origin unknown, possibly from the latin word alias
, meaning "different".
Derived from a noble title used in several states in Central and Southeastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century.
A Slovene surname of unknown origin. A notable bearer was Slovene-American Roman Catholic bishop Frederic Baraga (1797-1868), who was the bishop of Marquette, a town in Upper Michigan, USA. There is also a village in Upper Michigan named Baraga, which was named after the bishop.
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.
FINK German, Slovene, English, Jewish
Nickname for a lively or cheerful person, Jewish ornamental name derived from the Germanic word for "finch", and German translation of Slovene Šinkovec
which is from šcinkovec
FURMAN Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish, Slovene, English, German (Anglicized)
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic), and Slovenian: occupational name for a carter or drayman, the driver of a horse-drawn delivery vehicle, from Polish, Yiddish, and Slovenian furman
, a loanword from German (see Fuhrmann
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.
Originally indicated a person from Kočevje (Gottschee County), a city and municipality in southern Slovenia.
Derived from Bosnian hodža
meaning "master, lord"; ultimately from the Persian title خواجه (khawaja)
(through Turkish hoca