South Slavic Submitted Surnames

These names are used in regions that use South Slavic languages.
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MARKOVINA Croatian
Derived from the forename MARKO.
MARTINČEVIĆ Croatian
Patronymic, means son of MARTIN.
MARTINOVA Bulgarian
Means "daughter of MARTIN".
MARTINOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
It is formed by adding the patronymic suffix -ić and the possessive infix -ov- to the given name MARTIN.
MARUŠIČ Slovene
Slovene form of MARUŠIĆ.
MATEK Croatian
From the given name MATEK.
MATIJEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of MATIJA''.
MATKO Croatian
From the given name MATKO.
MATKOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of MATKO''.
MATOŠ Croatian
Means "son of MATO".
MATOŠEVIĆ Croatian
Means "son of MATO".
MATOVIC Montenegrin, Serbian
Patronymic last name - descendants of Mato. Originally from Kotor, Montenegro.
MATOVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of MATO".
MAUROVIĆ Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of MAURO".
MEDENICA Montenegrin
Derived from medenica, meaning "mead".
MEDO Croatian
Derived from medo meaning ''bear''.
MESARIĆ Croatian
Derived from mesar, meaning "butcher".
MESAROŠ Serbian
Serbian variant of MÉSZÁROS, meaning "butcher".
MEŠTROVIĆ Croatian
Derived from the Croatian word meštar, a rare form of "master".
MIHALJEVIĆ Croatian
Means "son of MIHAEL".
MIJOVIĆ Montenegrin
Patronymic, meaning "son of MIJO".
MIKULIĆ Croatian
Means ''son of MIKULA''.
MILAN Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
From the given name MILAN, a derivative of names such as BOHUMIL and MILOSLAV, containing the Slavic elements mil or milu meaning ‘grace, favor, dear’.
MILANOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of MILAN".
MILENKOV Bulgarian
Means "son of MILENKO".
MILENKOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of MILENKO".
MILETIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of MILE''.
MILIČ Slovene
Variant of MILIĆ.
MILINA Croatian, Serbian
passed down from generations
MILUTINOVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of MILUTIN".
MINCHEV Bulgarian
Means "son of MINCHO".
MIRKOVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of MIRKO".
MIŠIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of MIŠO". Also, mišić (мишић) can be translated as "muscle".
MITAG Croatian
From german Mittag, redacted during WWII.
MITREVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of MITRE".
MLADENOV Bulgarian
Means "son of MLADEN".
MLADENOVSKA Macedonian
Feminine counterpart of MLADENOVSKI.
MLADIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from mlad/a (млад/а), meaning "young".
MLINARIĆ Croatian
Means "son of a miller".
MODRIĆ Croatian
Famous bearer of this surname is Croatian footballer Luka Modrić.
MOHAČ Croatian
Croatian form of MOHÁCSI.
MOHORKO Slovene
It comes from the latin given name ERMACORA. the Sain Bishop of Aquileia, near Venice.
MORAČA Serbian
Morača is a historical region in Montenegro.
MORI Slovene, Italian
Variant of MORO.
MOSLAVAC Croatian
Habitational name for someone from Moslavina, a region in Croatia.
MUJIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of MUJO".
MUJOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of mujo"
MUMINOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of MUMIN".
MUSIĆ Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian
Patronymic from the personal name MUSA, a pet form of the Biblical name MOJSIJE.
MUSTAFIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of MUSTAFA".
NAĐ Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian variant of NAGY.
NAOUMOVA Russian, Bulgarian
Feminine counterpart of NAOUMOV.
NAUMOVA Russian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of NAUMOV.
NOVOSEL Croatian
Derived from nov, meaning "new", and selo, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".
NOVOSELEC Croatian
Derived from nov, meaning "new", and selo, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".
NOVOSELIĆ Croatian
Derived from nov, meaning "new", and selo, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".... [more]
OBLAK Slovene, Croatian
Derived from oblak "cloud".
OBRADOVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic from the personal name OBRAD, a derivative of obradovati meaning "to give joy".
OBUĆA Bosnian
Derived from obuća meaning ''footwear'', denoting someone who made or sold footwear.
OJDANIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of OJDAN".
OMERBAŠIĆ Bosnian
Derived from OMER.
OMERBEGOVIĆ Bosnian
Derived from OMER and beg, a title of Turko-Mongol origin meaning ''chief'' or ''commander''.
OMEROVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of OMER".
ORAHOVAC Montenegrin
Derived from orah (орах), meaning "walnut".
ORUČ Bosnian
Derived from the Turkish ORUÇ.
OSMANAGIĆ Bosnian
Derived from OSMAN.
OSMANOVIĆ Bosnian
Means ''son of OSMAN''.
OSTOJIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of OSTOJA".
PAČARIZ Bosnian
Derived from Turkish "paçariz" meaning "damage, difficulty, or mess" ... [more]
PALIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from paliti, meaning "to fire" or "to set on fire".
PALJEVIĆ Montenegrin, Croatian
Derived from paliti (палити), meaning "to burn, to set of fire".
PANIĆ Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Croatian
Patronymic from the personal names PANE, Pano, Panteleon or PANKRACIJ.
PAŠALIĆ Bosnian, Croatian
Derived from paša, meaning "Pasha", which was a high rank in the Ottoman political and military system.
PAVELIĆ Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of PAVEL".
PAVIĆEVIĆ Montenegrin
Patronymic, meaning "son of PAVAO".
PAVIČIĆ Croatian
Means "son of PAVAO".
PAVLIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of PAVLE".
PAVLOFF Russian, Bulgarian
Anglicized variant form of PAVLOV.
PEĆANAC Serbian
Habitational name for someone from the village of Peći, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
PEJIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of PEJO".
PEJOVIĆ Serbian (Russified, Modern)
Pejović is a Serbian surname. Mainly used in serbia. But also used in Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia
PERA Croatian
Derived from PERO. Also means "feathers".
PERIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the short form of PETAR, PERO.
PERIČIĆ Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of PERICA".
PEROVIĆ Serbian, Montenegrin
Patronymic, meaning "son of PERO".
PERUNIČIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of PERUN". Perun was the Slavic god of lightning.
PERUŠKO Croatian
Habitational name for someone from Peruški, Croatia.
PETEK Slovene, Croatian
Derived from petek "Friday".
PETKOV Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means “son of PETKO” in Bulgarian and Macedonian.
PETRANOV Bulgarian
From Greek petros meaning "rock" or "stone".
PETREVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of PETAR".
PETRIČEK Croatian
From given name PETAR.
PETRIČEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
A patronymic derived from Petrič, a diminutive of PETAR.
PETROVA Bulgarian, Russian
Feminine form of PETROV.
PEVEC Croatian
From pevec meaning ''rooster''
PILIPOVIĆ Bosnian, Croatian
means "son of Pilip"... [more]
PIROĆANAC Serbian
Habitational name for someone from Pirot, Serbia.
PIRONKOV Bulgarian
A professional Bulgarian tennis player, Tsvetana Pironkova, bears this surname.
PLAMENOV Bulgarian
Means "son of PLAMEN".
PLETIKOSA Croatian
Derived from pletiti, meaning "to knit", and kosa, meaning "hair".
PLETIKOSIĆ Croatian
Derived from pletiti, meaning "to knit", and kosa, meaning "hair".
PLEVNELIEV Bulgarian
From the Bulgarian name for the Greek village of Petroussa (called Plevnya in Bulgarian), itself derived from Bulgarian плевня (plevnya) meaning "barn". A notable bearer is Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev (1964-).
PODRIZNIK Slovene
From the article of clothing of the same name worn by priests, possibly denoting a maker of them or perhaps a relative of a clergyman.
POPOFF Russian, Bulgarian
Variant spelling of POPOV.
POPOVA Russian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of POPOV.
POPOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of a priest''.
POSAVEC Croatian
Denotes a person living in Posavina, an area that is adjacent or near the Sava river in Croatia.
PRAVDIĆ Croatian
Derived from pravda, meaning "justice".
PRINCIP Bosnian, Serbian
Probably derived from Latin princeps "leader, initiator, prince", which itself was ultimately derived from primus "first" and capere "to take". The surname may thus have originated as a nickname for someone with a princely appearance, or for someone who was the illegitimate offspring of a prince... [more]
PRODANOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of PRODAN".
PUHAR Serbian (Modern, Rare)
The last name of the contestant Mirjana Puhar from America's Next Top Model, who originally was born in Serbia. She died on February 24, 2015, aged 19 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
PULIŠIĆ Croatian
From an American Soccer player named Christian Pulisic
PUNTAR Slovene, Croatian
Derived from a 19th century phrase that denoted someone who supported the unification of the Kingdoms of Croatia and Dalmatia within Austria-Hungary.
PUŠKARIĆ Croatian
Derived from puškar, meaning "gunsmith".
PUŠNIK Slovene
Habitational name for someone living near or on a pušča, which is Slovene for "uncultivated land" or "wasteland".
PUTNIK Serbian
Derived from putnik (путник), meaning "traveller".
PUŽ Croatian
Means ''snail''.
PUŽEK Croatian (Rare)
From puž meaning ''snail''.
PUŽIĆ Croatian (Rare)
From puž meaning ''snail''.
RADENKOVIĆ Serbian
Means ''son of RADENKO''.
RADENOVIĆ Montenegrin, Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RADE".
RADINOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of RADIN".
RADMILOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of RADMILO".
RADOLOVIĆ Croatian
Possibly derived from rado lovi, meaning "glad to hunt".
RADOSAVLJEVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RADOSAV or RADOSLAV".
RADOVANOVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RADOVAN".
RADOVČIĆ Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RADE".
RADOVIĆ Serbian, Montenegrin, Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RADOVAN".
RADULOVIĆ Serbian
Possibly derived from rado lovi, meaning "glad to hunt".
RAFAILOVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RAFAIL".
RAJKOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of RAJKO".
RAK Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian (Rák), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic rak ‘crab’, ‘lobster’, or ‘crayfish’. This was applied as an occupational name for someone who caught and sold crayfish, crabs, or lobsters, or as a nickname to someone thought to resemble such a creature... [more]
RAKITIĆ Croatian (Rare), Serbian (Rare)
Famous bearer of this surname is Croatian footballer Ivan Rakitić.
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