South Slavic Submitted Surnames

These names are used in regions that use South Slavic languages.
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AĆIMOVIĆSerbian
A patronymic surname derived from the given name Aćim.
ADAMOVRussian, Bulgarian
Means "son of ADAM".
ADAMOVIĆSerbian, Croatian
Patronymic from the personal name Adam.
ADEMOVIĆBosnian
Means "son of Adem".
ADILOVIĆBosnian
Means "son of Adil".
ALANOVIĆSerbian
Means "son of Alan" in Serbian.
ALEXANDEROVRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Aleksandrov.
ALJAŽSlovene
Etymological origin unknown, possibly from the latin word alias, meaning "different".
ANDOVMacedonian
Means "son of Ande".
ANIĆCroatian, Serbian
Means "son of Ana" in Serbo-Croatian.
ARIFOVIĆBosnian
Means "son of Arif".
ARSLANAGIĆBosnian
Means "son of Arslan".
AVRAMOVBulgarian
Means "son of Avram".
BADELJCroatian
Meaning unknown.... [more]
BADZAKOVBulgarian, Macedonian
Patronymic name derived from the Turkish word "bacak" which means "leg".
BALIĆCroatian
Derived from the word balija meaning "peasant" or from the forename Balislav.
BALOKOVIĆCroatian
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]
BANCroatian
Derived from a noble title used in several states in Central and Southeastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century.
BARAGASlovene
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.
BARIŠIĆCroatian
Means ''son of Bariša''.
BAŠIĆBosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from baša, a honorific term for “chief”, “boss”, “head of the family”, etc.
BELIĆSerbian, Croatian
Derived from the word belo meaning "white".
BELINSerbian
Variant of Belan.
BERBERIĆBosnian
Occupational name for a barber, from berber(in) meaning "barber", from Turkish.
BIGOVIĆCroatian
Meaning unknown. Sources say that there's only 35 people with this surname in Croatia.... [more]
BIJELIĆCroatian
Derived from bijel, meaning "white".
BILIĆCroatian
Derived from dialectal bil, standard Croatian bijel, meaning "white".... [more]
BIRKSlovene
Of unknown origin.
BLAŽEVIĆCroatian
Means ''son of Blaž''.
BOGDANRomanian, Croatian
From the given name BOGDAN.
BOIKOVBulgarian, Russian
Variant transcription of Boykov.
BOLIĆSerbian, Croatian
Derived from the word bol, meaning "pain, ache".
BORISOVABulgarian, Russian
Means "daughter of Boris".
BOŠNJAKCroatian, Serbian
Derived from "Bošnjak", for someone who has their roots in Bosnia. This surname is rare in Bosnian Muslims.
BOYKOVBulgarian, Russian
Means "son of Boyko".
BOŽIĆCroatian
Diminutive of bog, meaning "god", literally means Christmas.
BOZINOVICSerbian
Son of Bozidar
BRATIĆSerbian
Means ''little brother''.
BREGARSlovene, Croatian
Derived from breg meaning ''hill''.
BRNČIĆCroatian
Meaning unknown.
BROZOVIĆCroatian
Derived from Broz.
BUDIMIRCroatian, Serbian
From the given name Budimir.
BULIĆCroatian
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.
CARCroatian, Serbian
Means "Tzar".
ČELIKCroatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik, meaning "steel".
ČELIKOVIĆCroatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik, meaning "steel". The -ović suffix is a patronym.
ČERKEZCroatian, Serbian
Derived from Turkish çerkez, meaning "Circassian".
CHAKAROVBulgarian
Possibly means "son of Chakar".
ČILIĆCroatian (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]
ĆORLUKACroatian
Derived from Turkish körlük, meaning "blindness".... [more]
ĆOSIĆCroatian, Serbian
Means ''beardless''.
ČOSIĆCroatian
Variant spelling of Ćosić.
CRNKOVIĆCroatian
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).
CVETANOVBulgarian
Variant spelling of Tsvetanov.
DAMIANOVBulgarian
Means "son of Damian".
DAMJANOVIĆSerbian
Means "son of Damjan" in Serbian.
DANILOVIĆSerbian
Means "son of Danilo".
DELYANOVBulgarian
Derived from the Bulgarian given name Delyan.
DIMCroatian
Derived from dim, meaning "smoke".... [more]
DIMITROVSKIMacedonian
Means “son of Dimitar” or “son of Dimitrij” in Macedonian.
DOMINIKOVIĆCroatian
Means "son of Dominik" in Croatian.
ĐORĐEVIĆSerbian
Means "son of Đorđe (see George)".
DRAGOMIROVIĆSerbian
Means "son of Dragomir" in Serbian.
DUGONJABosnian
This surname is used at: Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Novi Pazar.
ĐUKANOVIĆSerbian, Croatian, Montenegrin
From the given name Đuka / Đukan, a variant of Đorđe.
DUNDOVIĆCroatian
Patronymic of the Ragusan word dundo meaning "uncle" or "gentleman" and originating from the Latin word dominus (meaning "master" or "sir").
ĐURIĆCroatian, Serbian
Means "son of Đuro".
ĐUROVCroatian
Means "Đuro's son" in Croatian.
ĐUROVIĆSerbian
Derived from the forename Đuro.
FELDERGerman, Croatian
Derived from German feld, meaning "field".
FERHATOVIĆBosnian
Means "son of Ferhat".
FIFERGerman, American, Slovene
Americanized and Slovenian spelling of German Pfeiffer.
FILAGICSerbian, Croatian
Probably derived from the Turkish word aga. Agas were the Sultan's regents.
FILIPČIĆCroatian
Derived from the forename Filip.
FINKGerman, 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 or šcinkavec meaning "finch".
FIŠERCzech, Slovak, Slovene
Czech, Slovak and Slovene form of FISCHER.
FRANCESlovene
Derived from the given name France, a vernacular form of Francišek, which is ultimately from Latin Franciscus.
FURMANPolish, 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)... [more]
GADŽOBosnian
It is assumed that Gadžo derives from the old-Indian gārhya ("domestic") and means farmer, villager, head of the house or husband.
GAVRANCroatian, Serbian
Means ''raven''.
GEORGIEVABulgarian
Feminine form of Georgiev.
GLUHAKCroatian
Derived from gluh, meaning "deaf".
GLUHEKCroatian
Derived from gluh, meaning "deaf".
GOLOBSlovene
Cognate of Golub.
GOLUBCroatian
Means "pigeon".
GRANOVJewish, Bosnian
Habitational name from Granov, Ukraine.... [more]
GREGORIČSlovene
Means "son of Gregor".
GRGURIĆCroatian
Means "son of Grgur".
GRINFELDERCroatian
Derived from German grün, "green", and feld, "field".
GUTABosnian
Possibly a mispronunciation of the Bosnian word for the verb "gutati" (to swallow) or "guta" (swallowing).
HADŽIĆBosnian
Derived from Arabic حَاجّ (ḥājj) meaning "pilgrim", a title given to Muslims who have completed the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
HALILIAlbanian, Macedonian
From the given name Halil.
HALILOVIĆBosnian
Means "son of Halil" in Bosnian.
HALIMOVIĆBosnian (Rare), Serbian (Rare)
Means "son of Halim" in Bosnian.
HALOŽANSlovene
From the Haloze region of Slovenia.
HAMZAGIĆBosnian
Means "son of Hamza".
HAMZIĆBosnian
Means "son of Hamza".
HASANČIĆBosnian
Means "son of Hasan".
HASANOVIĆBosnian
Means "son of Hasan".
HERCOBosnian
Derived from Herceg.
HOČEVARSlovene
Originally indicated a person from Kočevje (Gottschee County), a city and municipality in southern Slovenia.
HODŽIĆBosnian
Derived from the Persian title خواجه (xâje) meaning "lord, master, owner". It is a cognate of the Albanian Hoxha.