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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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.
ADEM Turkish, Bosnian, Albanian, Uyghur
From the given name ADEM.
ADEMOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of ADEM".
ADILOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of ADIL".
ADROVIĆ Адровић Montenegrin
AGANOVIĆ Bosnian
means "son of AGAN
AHMETOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of AHMET".
ALANOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of ALAN" in Serbian.
ALIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of ALI (1)".
ALOMEROVICH Bosnian (Modern)
Alomerovichs: In the 93 war, immigrated from the village of Ust ordinski. They started living in the villages of Lipovo and Blatina in the city of Kolašin, Montenegro. Their real surnames are Piyutsi.
ALOMEROVICH Bosnian (Modern)
Alomerovichs: In the 93 war, immigrated from the village of Kinerma. They started living in the villages of Lipovo and Blatina in the city of Kolašin, Montenegro. Their real surnames are Piyutsi.
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
ARAPOVIĆ Croatian, Bosnian (Rare)
From “Arap” meaning “Arab” in Croatian, derived from Turkish ARAP
ARIFOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of ARIF".
ARNAUTOVIĆ Арнаутовић Serbian, Croatian
From Turkish arnavut meaning "Albanian".
ARSLANAGIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of ARSLAN".
AŠANIN Ашанин Serbian
BABOVIĆ Бабовић Montenegrin, Serbian
BAĆOVIĆ Баћовић Montenegrin, Serbian
BADELJ Croatian
Meaning unknown.... [more]
BAJIĆ Бајић Serbian
BAJRAMOVIĆ Bosnian
Derived from Bosnian bajram meaning "Eid" (a Muslim festival), borrowed from Turkish bayram.
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]
BALTIĆ Балтић Serbian
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''.
BARJAKTAROVIĆ Montenegrin
Derived from barjaktar (барјактар), meaning "flag bearer, standard bearer".
BAŠIĆ Башић Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from baša, a honorific term for “chief”, “boss”, “head of the family”, etc.
BEKTEŠEVIĆ Bosnian
Patronymic, meaning "son of BEKTAŞ".
BELIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the word belo meaning "white".
BELIN Serbian
Variant of Belan.
BELOVUK Serbian
Means "white wolf" in Serbian.
BENČIĆ Croatian
Habitational name for someone from Benčići, Croatia.
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]
BIRČANIN Бирчанин Serbian
Possibly derived from the village of Birač, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
BLAGOJEVIĆ Благојевић Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of BLAGOJE".
BLAŠKIĆ Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of BLAŽ".
BLAŽEVIĆ Croatian
Means ''son of BLAŽ''.
BOBAN Croatian
Habitational name, originates from Bobanova Draga, a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
BOGDAN Romanian, Croatian
From the given name BOGDAN.
BOGUNOVIĆ Богуновић Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of BOGUN".
BOJIĆ Бојић Serbian
Derived from boj (бој), meaning "battle".
BOJOVIĆ Бојовић Montenegrin, Serbian
BOLIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the word bol, meaning "pain, ache".
BOŠKOVIĆ Бошковић Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of BOŠKO".
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.
BOŽIKOV Croatian
From božikovina, meaning "holly".
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.
BUBANJA Montenegrin
Derived from bubanj, meaning "drum".
BUDIMIR Будимир Croatian, Serbian
From the given name BUDIMIR.
BULATOVIĆ Булатовић Serbian, Montenegrin
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.
BUTKOVIĆ Croatian
Habitational name for someone from Butkovići, Croatia.
ČABARKAPA Чабаркапа Serbian, Montenegrin
Derived from čabar (чабар), meaning "tub, bucket", and kapa (капа), meaning "cap, hat".
CAMOVIĆ Цамовић Serbian, Bosnian
CAR Croatian, Serbian
Means "Tzar".
ČEKIĆ Чекић Serbian, Bosnian
Derived from čekić (чекић), meaning "hammer".
ČELAR Челар Serbian, Croatian
Derived from čelar (челар), meaning "beekeeper".
ČELEKETIĆ Челекетић Serbian
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".
CEROVIĆ Церовић Serbian, Montenegrin
ČEŠNJAK Croatian (Rare)
Means ''garlic''.
ČIČAK Croatian
Means ''burdock, thistle''.
CICVARA Цицвара Serbian
Derived from cicvara (цицвара), meaning "gruel", a type of food.
ĆIRIĆ Ћирић Serbian
ČIZMADIJA Croatian
Possibly derived from čizma, meaning "boot".
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.
CRNJAC Croatian
Derived from crn, meaning "black".
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).
CUKAVAC Цукавац Serbian
CUSTOVIC Чустовић Bosnian
Justo
CVETKOVIĆ Цветковић Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of CVETKO".
CVIJANOVIĆ Цвијановић Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of CVIJAN".
CVIJETIĆ Цвијетић Serbian, Croatian
Means "little flower".
CVITKOVIĆ Croatian
Patronymic, means "son of CVITKO".
DAMJANOVIĆ Дамјановић Serbian, Montenegrin, Croatian
Means "son of DAMJAN".
DANGIĆ Дангић Serbian
DANILOVIĆ Даниловић Serbian
Means "son of DANILO".
DAŠIĆ Дашић Serbian
DAVUD Persian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian
From the given name DAVUD.
DEBELJAČKI Дебељачки Serbian
DEMIĆ Демић Serbian, Bosnian
Derived from Turkish demir, meaning "iron".
DEPIKOLOZVANE Croatian
Derived from Italian del piccolo Zuan, meaning "of little ZUAN".
DEROKO Croatian
Croatian variant of "de ROCCO".
ĐILAS Ђилас Serbian
Derived from đilas (ђилас), a rare word meaning "jumper, runner".
DIM Croatian
Derived from dim, meaning "smoke".... [more]
DIMITRIJEVIĆ Димитријевић Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of DIMITRIJE".
DIVJAK Croatian, Serbian
From divjak meaning ''savage''.
DJORDJEVIĆ Ђорђевић Serbian
Alternate transcription of ĐORĐEVIĆ.
DJUKANOVIĆ Montenegrin
Alternate transcription of ĐUKANOVIĆ.
DJUROVIĆ Montenegrin, Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of DJURO".
ĐOKIĆ Ђокић Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of ĐOKA".
ĐOKOVIĆ Ђоковић Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of ĐOKA".
DOMINIKOVIĆ Croatian
Means "son of DOMINIK" in Croatian.
ĐOMLIJA Ђомлија Croatian, Serbian
DRAGAŠ Драгаш Serbian
DRAGOMIROVIĆ Драгомировић Serbian
Means "son of DRAGOMIR" in Serbian.
DRAPŠIN Драпшин Serbian
DRAŽETA Дражета Serbian
Derived from the name DRAŽEN.
DRAŽIĆ Дражић Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of DRAŽA".
DRENOVIĆ Дреновић Serbian
DREŠEVIĆ Montenegrin
Habitational name for someone from Drešaj, Montenegro.
DRLJEVIĆ Дрљевић Montenegrin, Serbian
DROBNJAK Дробњак Serbian, Montenegrin, Croatian
Drobnjaci are a historical tribe and region in Montenegro.
ĐŠČIĆ Serbo-Croatian
Lol totally a made up name
DUBLJEVIĆ Montenegrin
Derived from dublje (дубље), meaning "deeper".
DUGONJA Bosnian
This surname is used at: Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Novi Pazar.
ĐUJIĆ Ђујић Serbian
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".
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