Croatian Surnames

Croatian names are used in the country of Croatia and other Croatian communities throughout the world.
Adamić Croatian
Means "son of Adam".
Antić Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of Anto" or "son of Ante 1".
Antunović Croatian
Means "son of Antun".
Babić Serbian, Croatian
Matronymic surname derived from Slavic baba "old woman".
Bašić Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of the chief", derived from Serbo-Croatian baša meaning "chief, boss" (of Turkish origin).
Blažević Croatian
Means "son of Blaž".
Bogdanić Croatian
Means "son of Bogdan".
Božić Croatian
Means "Christmas" in Croatian, a diminutive of bog meaning "god".
Brkić Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian brk meaning "moustache, whisker".
Broz Croatian
Derived from Broz, a diminutive of Ambrozije. This was the birth surname of the Yugoslavian dictator Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980).
Ćosić Croatian, Serbian
From Croatian and Serbian ćosav "beardless", ultimately from Persian کوسه (koseh) meaning "shark".
Crnčević Serbian, Croatian
Derived from Serbian and Croatian црн (crn) meaning "black".
Dragić Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Patronymic from any of the Slavic given names starting with Drag (see Drago).
Đurić Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of Đuro".
Franjić Croatian
Means "son of Franjo".
Golub Croatian
Means "pigeon" in Croatian.
Grbić Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Means "hunchback", derived from Serbian, Croatian and Slovene grba "hump".
Grgić Croatian
Means "son of Grgur".
Herceg Croatian
Croatian form of Herzog.
Horvat Croatian, Slovene
From Croatian and Slovene Hrvat meaning "Croat, person from Croatia".
Horvatinčić Croatian
Patronymic derived from Horvat.
Ilić Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of Ilija".
Ivanković Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic derived from a diminutive of Ivan.
Ivanović Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of Ivan".
Jugovac Croatian
From Croatian jug meaning "south".
Jukić Croatian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Juraj.
Jurić Croatian
Means "son of Jure".
Juriša Croatian
Derived from a diminutive form of Jure.
Kasun Croatian
Possibly derived from the old Slavic word kazati meaning "to order, to command".
Knežević Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic of Serbo-Croatian knez meaning "prince" (ultimately of Germanic origin).
Kokot Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian cognate of Kohut.
Kolar Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene cognate of Kolář.
Kolarić Croatian
Patronymic form of Kolar.
Košar Croatian
From Croatian koš meaning "basket", originally indicating a person who made or sold baskets.
Kovac Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Czech
Simplified spelling of Kováč or Kovač.
Kovač Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Slovene
Means "blacksmith", a derivative of Slavic kovati meaning "to forge".
Kovačić Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Patronymic derived from South Slavic kovač meaning "blacksmith".
Kralj Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Slovene, Croatian and Serbian form of Król.
Lončar Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Means "potter", from Serbo-Croatian lonac, Slovene lonec meaning "pot".
Lovrić Croatian
Means "son of Lovro".
Lučić Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Luka".
Mandić Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of Manda".
Marić Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Marija".
Marušić Croatian
Matronymic name meaning "son of Marija".
Matić Croatian
Means "son of Matija".
Medved Slovene, Croatian, Russian, Ukrainian
Means "bear" in several Slavic languages.
Mihaljević Croatian
Means "son of Mihael".
Milić Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of Mile".
Mlakar Slovene, Croatian
Referred to someone who lived near a pool, derived from South Slavic mlaka meaning "pool, puddle".
Novak Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Slavic novy "new", originally a name for someone who was new to a village.
Pavić Croatian
Means "son of Pavle".
Pavičić Croatian
Means "son of Pavao".
Pavletić Croatian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Pavle.
Perić Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Pero".
Perko Slovene, Croatian
Derived from an archaic diminutive of Peter.
Perković Croatian
Patronymic derived from an archaic diminutive of Petar.
Petrić Croatian
Means "son of Petar".
Popović Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of the priest", derived from Serbo-Croatian pop meaning "priest".
Radić Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic derived from the given name Rade.
Šarić Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic of (possibly) Serbo-Croatian šaren meaning "colourful, patterned".
Šimić Croatian
Means "son of Šime".
Šimunović Croatian
Means "son of Šimun".
Stjepanić Croatian
Means "son of Stjepan".
Tadić Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Tadija".
Tomčić Serbian, Croatian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Toma 2.
Tomić Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of Toma 2".
Vidović Croatian
Means "son of Vid".
Vinković Croatian
Means "son of Vinko".
Vlahović Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic from Serbo-Croatian Vlah meaning "Romanian".
Vlašić Croatian
Patronymic from the nickname Vlah meaning "Romanian".
Vukoja Croatian
Derived from the given name Vuk.
Vuković Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the given name Vuk.
Zorić Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of Zora".
Župan Croatian
Croatian cognate of Zupan.