South Slavic Submitted Surnames

These names are used in regions that use South Slavic languages.
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IVČETIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename IVAN.
IVČEVIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename IVAN.
IVČIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename IVAN.
IVČIN Croatian
Derived from the forename IVAN.
IVEKOVIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename IVEK.
IVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Ivo".
IVKOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of IVKO".
JABLANOVIĆ Croatian
Derived from jablan meaning ''poplar''.
JAJČANIN Croatian, Serbian
Derived from jaje, meaning "egg".
JAKIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of JAKOV".
JAKOV Croatian
Derived from the name JAKOV.
JAKŠA Croatian
Derived from the forename JAKOV.
JAKŠIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the forename JAKOV.
JAKUPEC Croatian
Derived from the name JAKUB.
JAMBREČEC Croatian
Derived from the forename JAMBREK.
JAMBREK Croatian, Slovene
Derived from the forename JAMBREK.
JAMBREKOVIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename JAMBREK.
JAMBRIŠAK Croatian
Derived from the forename JAMBREK.
JAMBROŠIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename JAMBREK.
JANDRO Croatian
Derived from the forename JANDRO.
JANDROKOVIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename JANDRO.
JANJIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from janje, meaning "lamb".
JAZBEC Slovene
Means ''badger'' in Slovenian.
JEKNIĆ Montenegrin
Derived from jekanje (јекање), meaning "moaning, crying".
JELAVIĆ Serbian, Bosnian
derived from the place name Jelav, one of the places in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
JELUŠIĆ Croatian
The first ever appearance recorded to this date was even before the Turkish men (Ottoman) broke into the Kingdom of Croatia (around 13. century).... [more]
JERAK Croatian
Derived from the forename JERE, short form of JERONIM.
JERAS Croatian, Slovene
Derived from the forename JERE, short form of JERONIM.
JEREC Croatian
Derived from the forename JERE, short form of JERONIM.
JERENIĆ Serbian (Rare)
Derived from the forename JERE, short form of JERONIM.
JERIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename JERE, short form of JERONIM.
JERIČ Slovene
Derived from the forename JERE, short form of JERONIM.
JERIČEVIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename JERE, short form of JERONIM.
JERKAN Croatian
Derived from the forename JERE, short form of JERONIM.
JERKOV Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the forename JERKO.
JERKOVAC Croatian (Rare)
Derived from the forename JERKO.
JERKOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of JERKO''.
JEROLIMOV Croatian
Derived from the forename JEROLIM.
JORDANOV Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "son of JORDAN" in Macedonian, while it is also a Bulgarian variant transcription of YORDANOV.
JOSIPOVIĆ Croatian
Means "son of JOSIP" in Croatian.... [more]
JOVANOV Serbian, Macedonian
Patronymic, meaning "son of JOVAN".
JOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of JOVAN".
JOVIĆEVIĆ Serbian, Montenegrin
Patronymic, meaning "son of JOVAN".
JOVIČIĆ Serbian
Means "son of JOVAN".
JOZIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of JOZO".
JUNUZOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of YUNUS
JURIŠIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of JURE".
JURJEVIĆ Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of JURAJ".
JUSTIN French, English, Slovene
From a medieval personal name, Latin JUSTINUS, a derivative of JUSTUS.
JUSUFI Albanian, Macedonian
Derived from the given name JUSUF.
JUSUFOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of JUSUF" in Bosnian.
KADIJEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from kadija (кадија), meaning "Qadi", a judge of a Sharia court.
KAJMAK Croatian
Kajmak (or kaymak) is a dairy product from southeastern Europe and Central Asia.
KALAFATOVIĆ Croatian
Derived from kalafat, meaning "caulker", a type of shipbuilder.
KALE Croatian
Possibly derived from Turkish kale, meaning "castle, fortress".
KALEB Croatian
Possibly rom the name CALEB.... [more]
KALINIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Meaning unknown.... [more]
KAMENOV Bulgarian
Means "son of KAMEN".
KAPETANOVIĆ Croatian, Bosnian
Occupational surname derived from kapetan meaning "captain".
KAPIĆ Bosnian
Derived from kapa, meaning "hat, cap".
KARAĐIĆ Serbian
Variant of KARADŽIĆ, and often its misspelling.
KARAĐORĐEVIĆ Serbian
Derived from the nickname KARAĐORĐE.
KARADŽIĆ Montenegrin, Serbian
Derived from Turkish karaca, meaning "roe deer".
KARELUŠA Serbian
Famous bearer of this surname is Serbian singer Jelena Kareluša (1978-)
KARI Finnish, German (Austrian), Slovene (?), Hungarian, Indian, Marathi
As a Finnish name, it is a topographic and ornamental name from kari "small island", "stony rapids", "sandbar", or "rocky place in a field". This name is found throughout Finland.... [more]
KAŠĆELAN Montenegrin
Derived from Italian castello, meaning "castle".
KASTELIC Slovene
Means "from a castle".
KASUNIĆ Croatian
Possibly derived from the old Slavic word kazati, meaning "to order, to command".
KATALINIĆ Croatian
Means "son of KATALIN" in Croatian.
KELAVA Croatian
Possibly derived from Turkish kel, meaning "bald".... [more]
KIŠ Serbian, Croatian
Possibly derived from Turkish kış, meaning "winter", or Hungarian kis, meaning "small".
KJUKA Macedonian
Kjuka has its highest incidence in North Macedonia.
KLANAC Croatian
Means ''gorge, ravine, narrow pass''.
KLARIĆ Croatian, Slovene
From the given name KLARA
KLEMENČIČ Slovene
Means "son of KLEMEN".
KLIN Slovene
Slovenian: nickname for someone with a beak-shaped nose, from kljun ‘beak’, ‘bill’ (old spelling klun).
KMET Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, and Slovak status name for a type of peasant. In Slovenia this denoted a peasant who had his own landed property. In Serbia and elsewhere it was a status name for a feudal peasant farmer who cultivated the land of his lord instead of paying rent or doing military service... [more]
KNAVS Slovene
Slovenian form of KNAUS, this was the maiden name of Donald Trump's wife, and current First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump.
KNEZ Slovene, Croatian
Derived from knez, meaning "prince".
KOJADINOVIĆ Serbian
Derived from the forename KOJADIN.
KOJANOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the forename KOJA.
KOJIĆ Serbian
Derived from the forename KOJA.
KOJOVIĆ Serbian
Derived from the forename KOJA.
KOKOTOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
From the Slavic word kokot meaning "rooster, cock".
KOLAC Croatian
From kolac, meaning "(wooden) stake".
KOLARAC Croatian
Derived from KOLAR.
KOLAREC Croatian
Derived from KOLAR.
KOLAREK Croatian
Derived from KOLAR.
KOLARIN Croatian
Derived from KOLAR.
KOLAROV Serbian, Bulgarian
An occupational surname derived from kolar, meaning "wheelwright".
KOLENOVIĆ Montenegrin
Derived from koleno (колено), meaning "knee".
KOLJENOVIĆ Bosnian
Derived from koljeno, meaning "knee".
KOLOVRAT Russian, Croatian, Czech
A Kolovrat is a swastika-type Slavic symbol resembling a spinning wheel.
KONČAR Slovene, Serbian, Croatian
Derived from konac meaning ''thread'', ''string''.
KONDA Slovene
Pet form of the personal name Kondrad
KONIČANIN Serbian
Habitational name for someone from the village of Koniče, Serbia.
KOPRIVICA Serbian, Croatian
A diminutive of kopriva meaning ''nettle''.
KOREN Slovene, Hebrew
Koren is a surname which has multiple origins. Koren may be a variant of the German occupational surname KORN, meaning a dealer in grain. Alternatively, it may be a variant of the Greek female name Kora... [more]
KOŠIR Slovene
From the Slavic word koš meaning "basket". It originally indicated a person who made or sold baskets.
KOSTOVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of KOSTA".
KOTARAC Serbian, Croatian
Derived from kotar, a type of district.
KOTNIK Slovene
Derived from kot "corner". The name referred to someone who was from a remote area.
KOZAR Ukrainian, Russian, Croatian, Slovene
Means “goatherd”.
KRALJ Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Means "king".
KRALJEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
From kralj ''king'', means ''little king, prince''.
KRALJIĆ Croatian, Serbian
From kralj ''king''.
KRAMARIĆ Croatian
Possibly a Croatian form of KRÄMER.
KRAVAR Croatian
Means ''cow herder''.
KRČMAR Croatian
Derived from Croatian krčmar meaning "innkeeper, tavern owner, barkeeper", which is ultimately derived from Croatian krčma meaning "inn, tavern, pub".... [more]
KREMENOVIĆ Serbian
Derived from kremen (кремен), meaning "flint".
KREMIC Bosnian (Rare)
Surname Kremić was used in early middle-ages, in Bosnia. It was used by royal and ordinary people. That surname is very rare today and it's almost extinct, but in the past it had very big influence.
KRIVOKAPIĆ Montenegrin, Serbian
Derived from krivo, meaning "wrong", and kapa, meaning "hat, cap".
KRIŽAJ Slovene
Means "crucify" in Slovene.
KRIŽANEC Croatian
From Croatian križ, meaning "cross".
KRSTAJIĆ Montenegrin, Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of KRSTO".
KRSTANOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from krst, meaning "cross".
KRSTIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from krst, meaning "cross".
KRSTIČEVIĆ Croatian
Derived from krst, meaning "cross".
KRZNAR Croatian
Means ''furrier''.
KRZNARIĆ Croatian
From krznar meaning ''furrier''.
KUJUNDŽIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from kujundžija (кујунџија), meaning "silversmith".
KUKIĆ Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian
Derived from kuka (кука), meaning "hook".
KUMANOV Bulgarian (Modern)
Turkic origins, delivered from the Cuman people (Cumanov) who ruled the steppes around 12 century
KUPINA Croatian, Russian
The Croatian form is derived from kupina, meaning "blackberry". The Russian form is derived from Неопалимая купина (Neopalimaya Kupina), referring to the burning bush from the Book of Exodus.
KUTNJAK Croatian
Derived from kutnjak, meaning "molar".
LAGUNDZIN Serbian (Rare)
Believe also spelling as Lagundzija
LAH Slovene
It means "italian"
LALATOVIC Serbian
Possibly derived from the slavic word for "tulips", lale or from son of Lala (a nickname for Lazar)
LASTAVEC Croatian
From lasta meaning ''swallow''.
LAZAREVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of LAZAR".
LAZAREVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of LAZAR".
LEVA Bulgarian (Rare), Czech (Rare), French (Rare), Jewish (Rare)
From the Hebrew given name Lev, meaning Lion. It is also the name of the currency in Bulgaria, and a verb in French meaning to lever or to lift.
LEVIĆ Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian
Derived from levo, meaning "left".
LIPNJAK Croatian
Derived from lipa meaning ''linden tree''.
LIŠIĆ Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Possibly derived from Albanian lesh, meaning "fur".
LOVREK Croatian
Derived from the name LOVRO and its nickname, LOVREK.
LOVRIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of LOVRO''.
LUČIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic from the personal name LUKA.
LUKAČEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian variant of LUKÁCS.
LUKANOV Bulgarian
Means "son of LUKAN".
LUKENDA Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of LUKA".
MAĐAR Croatian
Derived from Mađar, Madžar, meaning "Hungarian".
MADŽAR Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Mađar, Madžar, meaning "Hungarian".
MAHER Croatian
Colloquial term for "master".
MAHMUTOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of MAHMUT".
MAJERLE Slovene
Slovene surname Majerle, a variant of the Polish, Czech, and Slovak Majer, which was a status name for "steward, bailiff, tenant farmer, or village headman", from the German Meyer.
MAJSTOROVIĆ Serbo-Croatian (Rare)
Comes from word majstor meaning master.
MAKSIMOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of MAKSIM".
MALEŠEV Serbian (Rare)
It is believed that the name derives from the name of a mountain.
MALIN Serbian, Croatian (Rare)
From the Serbian word мали meaning "small".
MALINOV Bulgarian, Russian
From Bulgarian and Russian малина (malina) meaning "raspberry", probably indicating a person who lived near a raspberry bush.
MANDIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of MANDA''.
MANDŽUKIĆ Serbian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Famous bearer of this last name is Mario Mandžukić who is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Italian club Juventus and the Croatia national team.
MARCIUŠ Croatian
Derived from the Roman name MARCIUS.
MAREVIĆ Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of MARO".
MARINAC Croatian
From marinac, meaning "marine".
MARINOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of MARIN''.
MARKELL Dutch, German, Slovene (Anglicized)
Dutch and German: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name MARKOLF, composed of the elements marc, merc ‘boundary’ + wolf ‘wolf’... [more]
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