Croatian Names

Croatian names are used in the country of Croatia and other Croatian communities throughout the world.
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ADAM m English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make".... [more]
ADRIJAN m Croatian, Macedonian
Croatian and Macedonian form of ADRIAN.
ADRIJANA f Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Slovene, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian feminine form of ADRIAN.
AGATA f Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Form of AGATHA in various languages.
AGNEZA f Croatian
Croatian form of AGNES.
ALEKSANDAR m Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Form of ALEXANDER in several languages.
ALEN m Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of ALAN.
ALJOŠA m Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Slovene, Croatian and Serbian form of ALYOSHA.
ALOJZ m Slovene, Slovak, Croatian
Slovene, Slovak and Croatian form of ALOYSIUS.
ALOJZIJA f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of ALOYSIUS.
ALOJZIJE m Croatian
Croatian form of ALOYSIUS.
AMALIJA f Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian
Lithuanian, Slovene and Croatian form of AMALIA.
AMBROZIJE m Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
ANA f Spanish, Portuguese, Slovene, Bulgarian, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Georgian
Form of ANNA used in various languages.
ANAMARIJA f Croatian, Macedonian
Combination of ANA and MARIJA.
ANASTAZIJA f Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of ANASTASIA.
ANĐA f Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of ANĐELA.
ANĐELA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGELA.
ANĐELKA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGELA.
ANĐELKO m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANGEL.
ANĐELO m Croatian
Croatian form of ANGEL.
ANDREA (2) f English, German, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Dutch, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ANDREW. As an English name, it has been used since the 17th century, though it was not common until the 20th century.
ANDREJ m Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Form of ANDREW in several languages.
ANDREJA (1) f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of ANDREJ.
ANDRIJA m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ANDREW.
ANDRIJANA f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ANDRIJA.
ANDRO m Croatian, Georgian
Croatian form of ANDREW, as well as a Georgian short form of ANDRIA.
ANICA f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Slovene, Croatian and Serbian diminutive of ANNA.
ANITA (1) f Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian, Slovene, English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Latvian
Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian and Slovene diminutive of ANA.
ANJA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, German, Dutch
Form of ANYA in several languages.
ANKICA f Croatian
Diminutive of ANKA.
ANTE (1) m Croatian
Croatian form of ANTHONY.
ANTEA f Croatian (Modern)
Feminine form of ANTE (1).
ANTICA f Croatian
Croatian diminutive of ANTONIA.
ANTO m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ANTONELA f Croatian
Croatian form of ANTONELLA.
ANTONIJA f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ANTONIA.
ANTONIJO m Croatian
Croatian form of ANTHONY.
ANTONIO m Spanish, Italian, Croatian
Spanish and Italian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY). A famous bearer was the Italian Renaissance painter Antonio Pisanello (c. 1395-1455). It is also the name of the main character in 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596) by William Shakespeare.
ANTUN m Croatian
Croatian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
ARIJANA f Croatian
Croatian form of ARIANNA.
ARON m Polish, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Polish, Croatian and Scandinavian form of AARON.
AUGUSTIN m French, Czech, Romanian, Croatian, German
Form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)) in several languages.
BARA f Croatian
Croatian short form of BARBARA.
BARBARA f English, Italian, French, German, Polish, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Late Roman
Derived from Greek βαρβαρος (barbaros) meaning "foreign". According to legend, Saint Barbara was a young woman killed by her father Dioscorus, who was then killed by a bolt of lightning. She is the patron of architects, geologists, stonemasons and artillerymen. Because of her renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world in the Middle Ages. In England it became rare after the Protestant Reformation, but it was revived in the 19th century.
BARICA f Croatian
Croatian diminutive of BARBARA.
BARTOLOMEJ m Slovak, Croatian (Rare)
Slovak and Croatian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
BERISLAV m Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements birati "to take, to gather" (in an inflected form) and slava "glory".
BERNARD m English, French, Dutch, Polish, Croatian, Slovene, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element bern "bear" combined with hard "brave, hardy". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Beornheard. This was the name of several saints, including Saint Bernard of Menthon who built hospices in the Swiss Alps in the 10th century, and Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, a 12th-century theologian and Doctor of the Church. Other famous bearers include the Irish playwright and essayist George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) and the British World War II field marshal Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976).
BERNARDA f Slovene, Croatian, Spanish
Feminine form of BERNARD.
BILJANA f Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from the South Slavic word биље (bilje) meaning "herb".
BISERKA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of BISERA.
BLAGO m Croatian, Bulgarian
Croatian form of BLAGOY, as well as a Bulgarian variant.
BLANKA f Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian
Form of BLANCHE in several languages.
BLAŽ m Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of BLAISE. It is also associated with South Slavic blag meaning "sweet, pleasant, good".
BLAŽENKA f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of BLAŽ.
BOGDAN m Polish, Russian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Romanian, Medieval Slavic
Means "given by God" from the Slavic elements bogu "god" and dan "given".
BOJAN m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic element boji meaning "battle". This was the name of a 9th-century Bulgarian saint.
BORIS m Bulgarian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak, Georgian, German
From the Turkic name Bogoris, perhaps meaning "short" or "wolf" or "snow leopard". It was borne by the 9th-century King Boris I of Bulgaria who converted his country to Christianity, as well as two later Bulgarian emperors. The name was popularized in the Slavic world due to the 11th-century Saint Boris, who was a Russian prince martyred with his brother Gleb. His mother may have been Bulgarian. Another famous bearer was the 16th-century Russian emperor Boris Godunov, later the subject of a play of that name by Aleksandr Pushkin.
BORISLAV m Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element borti "battle" combined with slava "glory".
BORIVOJ m Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of BOŘIVOJ.
BORKO m Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic element borti meaning "fight, battle".
BORNA m & f Croatian
Derived from the Slavic element borti meaning "fight, battle".
BORO m Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of BORISLAV or BORIS.
BOŽENA f Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element bozy meaning "divine".
BOŽICA f Croatian
Diminutive of BOŽENA. It also means "goddess" in Croatian.
BOŽIDAR m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Sorbian
Means "divine gift" from the Slavic elements bozy "divine" and daru "gift". It is a Slavic translation of Theodore.
BOŽO m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Originally a diminutive of BOŽIDAR and other names beginning with the Slavic element bozy meaning "divine".
BRANIMIR m Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element borna "protection" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
BRANISLAV m Serbian, Slovak, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Form of BRONISŁAW in several languages.
BRANKA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Feminine form of BRANKO.
BRANKICA f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine diminutive of BRANKO.
BRIGITA f Slovene, Croatian, Latvian, Czech, Slovak
Form of BRIDGET in several languages.
BRUNA f Italian, Portuguese, Croatian
Feminine form of BRUNO.
BRUNO m German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Polish, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown". Saint Bruno of Cologne was a German monk of the 11th century who founded the Carthusian Order. The surname has belonged Giordano Bruno, a philosopher burned at the stake by the Inquisition.
CECILIJA f Slovene, Croatian, Sorbian
Slovene, Croatian and Sorbian form of CECILIA.
ČEDOMIR m Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic elements chedo meaning "child" and miru meaning "peace, world".
CVIJETA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of CVETKA.
CVITA f Croatian
Croatian form of CVETKA.
DADO (2) m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of DAMIR and other names containing the sound da.
DAJANA f Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of DIANA.
DALIBOR m Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dali meaning "distance" and borti meaning "to fight".
DAMIR m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Possibly derived from the Slavic elements dan "given" and miru "peace, world". Otherwise, it might be of Turkic origin.
DAMJAN m Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of DAMIAN.
DANICA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Slovak, Czech, Macedonian, English
From a Slavic word meaning "morning star, Venus". This name occurs in Slavic folklore as a personification of the morning star. It has sometimes been used in the English-speaking world since the 1970s.
DANIEL m English, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Armenian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge", from the roots דִּין (din) meaning "to judge" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world.... [more]
DANIJEL m Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Form of DANIEL in several languages.
DANIJELA f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DANIEL.
DANILO m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian
Form of DANIEL in various languages.
DANKO m Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of GORDAN, DANILO or DANIJEL.
DARIA f Italian, Polish, Romanian, English, Croatian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Feminine form of DARIUS. Saint Daria was a 3rd-century Greek woman who was martyred with her husband Chrysanthus under the Roman emperor Numerian. It has never been a particularly common English given name.
DARIJA f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of DARIA.
DARIJO m Croatian
Croatian form of DARIUS.
DARINKA f Slovene, Croatian
Either a diminutive of DARIJA, or a derivative of the Slavic word dar meaning "gift".
DARIO m Italian, Croatian
Italian form of DARIUS.
DARKO m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of names containing the Slavic element daru meaning "gift".
DAVID m English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was derived from Hebrew דּוֹד (dod) meaning "beloved" or "uncle". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. According to the New Testament, Jesus was descended from him.... [more]
DAVOR m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Possibly from an old Slavic exclamation expressing joy or sorrow.
DAVORIN m Croatian
Variant of DAVOR.
DAVORKA f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DAVOR.
DEJAN m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Possibly derived from the South Slavic word dejati meaning "to act, to do". Otherwise it may be related to Latin deus "god".
DEJANA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Feminine form of DEJAN.
DENIS m French, Russian, English, German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Romanian, Croatian
From Denys or Denis, the medieval French forms of DIONYSIUS. Saint Denis was a 3rd-century missionary to Gaul and the first bishop of Paris. He was martyred by decapitation, after which legend says he picked up his own severed head and walked for a distance while preaching a sermon. He is credited with converting the Gauls to Christianity and is considered the patron saint of France.... [more]
DIJANA f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Southern Slavic form of DIANA.
DINKO m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of DOMINIC.
DINO m Italian, Croatian
Short form of names ending in dino or tino.
DMITAR m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of DEMETRIUS.
DOBROSLAV m Croatian, Serbian, Czech, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dobru "good" and slava "glory".
DOMAGOJ m Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements domu "home" and gojiti "grow, heal, foster, nurture".
DOMINIK m German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian
Form of DOMINIC used in various languages.
DORIJAN m Croatian
Croatian form of DORIAN.
DORIS f English, German, Croatian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
From the Greek name Δωρις (Doris), which meant "Dorian woman". The Dorians were a Greek tribe who occupied the Peloponnese starting in the 12th century BC. In Greek mythology Doris was a sea nymph, one of the many children of Oceanus and Tethys. It began to be used as an English name in the 19th century. A famous bearer is the American actress Doris Day (1924-2019).
DOROTEA f Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Croatian
Form of DOROTHEA in several languages.
DOROTEJA f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of DOROTHEA.
DRAGA f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DRAGO.
DRAGAN m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAGICA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAGO m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious". It is also a short form of other Slavic names beginning with that element.
DRAGOMIR m Serbian, Croatian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
DRAGOSLAV m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dragu meaning "precious" and slava "glory".
DRAGUTIN m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAŠKO m Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of names containing the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAŽEN m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAŽENKA f Croatian
Feminine form of DRAŽEN.
DUBRAVKA f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DUBRAVKO.
DUBRAVKO m Croatian, Serbian
From the old Slavic word dubrava meaning "oak grove".
DUJAM m Croatian (Archaic)
Older Croatian form of DOMNIUS.
DUJE m Croatian
Croatian form of DOMNIUS.
DUNJA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Means "quince" in the South Slavic languages, a quince being a type of fruit. It can also be a Serbian, Croatian and Slovene form of DUNYA.
ĐURAĐA f Serbian, Croatian (Archaic)
Serbian feminine form of GEORGE.
ĐURĐA f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of GEORGE.
ĐURĐICA f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of GEORGE. It also means "lily of the valley" in Croatian.
ĐURO m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of GEORGE.
DUŠAN m Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic dusha meaning "soul, spirit".
DUŠANA f Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Feminine form of DUŠAN.
DUŠANKA f Serbian, Slovene, Croatian
Feminine form of DUŠAN.
EDI m Slovene, Croatian
Slovene diminutive of EDVARD and a Croatian diminutive of EDUARD.
EDITA f Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Lithuanian
Form of EDITH in several languages.
ELA (1) f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Polish
Diminutive of names beginning with El such as ELIZABETA or ELŻBIETA.
ELIZABETA f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of ELIZABETH.
EMA f Spanish, Portuguese, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian
Form of EMMA used in various languages.
EMIL m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Romanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Icelandic, English
From the Roman family name Aemilius, which was derived from Latin aemulus meaning "rival".
EMILIJA f Lithuanian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
ENA (2) f Croatian
Short form of IRENA.
ERIK m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, German, Dutch, English
Scandinavian form of ERIC. This was the name of kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. King Erik IX of Sweden (12th century) is the patron saint of that country.
ERIKA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, English, Italian
Feminine form of ERIK. It also coincides with the word for "heather" in some languages.
ERVIN m Hungarian, Croatian
Hungarian and Croatian form of ERWIN.
EUGEN m German, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian
Form of Eugenius (see EUGENE) in several languages.
EVA f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Form of EVE used in various languages. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. The name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.... [more]
FABIJAN m Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
FERDINAND m German, French, Dutch, English, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Ancient Germanic
From Ferdinando, the old Spanish form of a Germanic name composed of the elements fardi "journey" and nand "daring, brave". The Visigoths brought the name to the Iberian Peninsula, where it entered into the royal families of Spain and Portugal. From there it became common among the Habsburg royal family of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria, starting with the Spanish-born Ferdinand I in the 16th century. A notable bearer was Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521), called Fernão de Magalhães in Portuguese, who was the leader of the first expedition to sail around the earth.
FERDO m Slovene, Croatian
Diminutive of FERDINAND.
FINKA f Croatian
Diminutive of JOZEFINA.
FLORIJAN m Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of FLORIAN.
FRAN m & f Spanish, English, Croatian, Slovene
Short form of FRANCIS, FRANCES or related names.
FRANE m Croatian
Croatian form of FRANCIS.
FRANJO m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of FRANCIS.
FRANKA (2) f Croatian
Croatian form of FRANCA.
FRANKO m Croatian
Croatian form of FRANCO (2).
FRANO m Croatian
Croatian form of FRANCIS.
GABRIJEL m Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of GABRIEL.
GABRIJELA f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of GABRIEL.
GOJKO m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
From Slavic gojiti meaning "grow, heal, foster, nurture".
GORAN m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Means "mountain man", derived from South Slavic gora meaning "mountain". It was popularized by the Croatian poet Ivan Goran Kovačić (1913-1943), who got his middle name because of the mountain town where he was born.
GORANKA f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of GORAN.
GORDAN m Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic gord meaning "dignified". This name and the feminine form Gordana were popularized by the publication of Croatian author Marija Jurić Zagorka's novel 'Gordana' (1935).
GRGA m Croatian
Short form of GRGUR.
GRGUR m Croatian
Croatian form of GREGORY.
HANA (2) f Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Sorbian
Czech, Slovak, Croatian and Sorbian form of HANNAH.
HENRIK m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Armenian
Form of HENRY in several languages. A famous bearer was the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906).
HRVOJE m Croatian
Derived from Croatian Hrvat meaning "Croat".
IDA f English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element id meaning "work, labour". The Normans brought this name to England, though it eventually died out there in the Middle Ages. It was strongly revived in the 19th century, in part due to the heroine in Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem 'The Princess' (1847), which was later adapted into the play 'Princess Ida' (1884) by Gilbert and Sullivan.... [more]
IGOR m Russian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovak, Czech, Italian, Portuguese
Russian form of Yngvarr (see INGVAR). The Varangians brought it to Russia in the 10th century. It was borne by two grand princes of Kiev. Famous bearers include Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), a Russian composer whose most famous work is 'The Rite of Spring', and Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972), the Russian-American designer of the first successful helicopter.
ILIJA m Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian
Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian form of ELIJAH, and an alternate transcription of Bulgarian Илия (see ILIYA).
ILINKA f Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian
Feminine form of ILIJA.
INES f Italian, Slovene, Croatian
Italian, Slovene and Croatian form of INÉS.
ISKRA f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
From a South Slavic word meaning "spark".
IVA (1) f Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "willow tree" in South Slavic.
IVAN m Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovene, English, Italian, Romanian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Newer form of the old Slavic name Іѡаннъ (Ioannu), which was derived from Greek Ioannes (see JOHN). This was the name of six Russian rulers, including the 15th-century Ivan III the Great and 16th-century Ivan IV the Terrible, the first tsar of Russia. It was also borne by nine emperors of Bulgaria. Other notable bearers include the Russian author Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883), who wrote 'Fathers and Sons', and the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), who is best known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.
IVANČICA f Croatian
Means "daisy" in Croatian.
IVICA m Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of IVAN.
IVONA f Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Form of YVONNE in several languages.
IZAK m Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of ISAAC.
JADRAN m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ADRIAN.
JADRANKA f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene feminine form of ADRIAN.
JADRANKO m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of ADRIAN.
JAGA f Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian diminutive of AGATHA or JAGODA.
JAGODA f Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Polish
Means "strawberry" in South Slavic, and "berry" in Polish. Also in Poland, this can be a diminutive of JADWIGA.
JAKOV m Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
JAKŠA m Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of JAKOV.
JANA (2) f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian variant of ANA.
JANJA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of AGNES. It also may be inspired by Serbo-Croatian janje meaning "lamb".
JANKO m Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Slovak
Diminutive of JANEZ or JÁN.
JASMINA f Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian
Form of JASMINE in several languages.
JASMINKA f Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JASMINA.
JASNA f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic jasno meaning "clear, sharp".
JAVOR m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Means "maple tree" in South Slavic.
JELA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Short form of JELENA or JELISAVETA. It also means "fir tree" in Serbian and Croatian.
JELENA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Estonian, Lithuanian
Form of YELENA in several languages. In Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia it is also associated with the South Slavic words jelen meaning "deer, stag" and jela meaning "fir tree".
JELICA f Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of JELA.
JELKA f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of JELENA. It also means "fir tree" in Slovene.
JERE m Finnish, Croatian, English
Finnish diminutive of JEREMIAS (usually used independently), as well as a Croatian diminutive of JERONIM and an English diminutive of JERALD or JEREMIAH.
JERKO m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JEROME.
JERONIM m Croatian
Croatian form of JEROME.
JOLANDA f Dutch, Slovene, Croatian, Italian
Dutch, Slovene and Croatian form of YOLANDA, as well as an Italian variant of IOLANDA.
JOSIP m Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of JOSEPH.
JOSIPA f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOŠKO m Croatian
Diminutive of JOSIP.
JOSO m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JOSEPH.
JOZEFINA f Croatian
Croatian form of JOSÉPHINE.
JOŽICA f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOZO m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JOSEPH.
JULIJA f Slovene, Croatian, Lithuanian
Slovene, Croatian and Lithuanian form of JULIA.
JULIJANA f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of JULIANA.
JURAJ m Slovak, Croatian
Slovak and Croatian form of GEORGE.
JURE m Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of GEORGE.
JURICA m Croatian, Slovene
Diminutive of JURAJ or JURIJ.
JURO (1) m Croatian
Croatian form of GEORGE.
KARLA f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Croatian
German, Scandinavian, Czech and Croatian feminine form of CHARLES.
KARLO m Croatian
Croatian form of CHARLES.
KARMELA f Croatian
Croatian form of CARMELA.
KARMEN f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of CARMEN.
KATA f Hungarian, Finnish, Croatian
Hungarian short form of KATALIN, Finnish short form of KATARIINA and Croatian short form of KATARINA.
KATE f English, Croatian
Diminutive of KATHERINE, often used independently. It has been used in England since the Middle Ages. This was the name of the woman who Petruchio marries and tries to tame in Shakespeare's comedy 'Taming of the Shrew' (1593). A famous bearer is the British actress Kate Winslet (1975-).
KATICA f Croatian, Slovene, Hungarian
Croatian, Slovene and Hungarian diminutive of KATHERINE.
KLAUDIJA f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIO m Croatian
Croatian form of CLAUDIUS.
KLEMENTINA f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of CLEMENTINA.
KORALJKA f Croatian
From Croatian koralj meaning "coral", ultimately from Latin.
KORNELIJA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of CORNELIA.
KREŠIMIR m Croatian
From the Slavic elements kresu "spark, light, rouse" and miru "peace, world". This was the name of four kings of Croatia.
KREŠIMIRA f Croatian
Feminine form of KREŠIMIR.
KREŠO m Croatian
Diminutive of KREŠIMIR.
KRISTIJAN m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTINA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, German, Slovene, Czech, Lithuanian, Serbian, Croatian, Faroese, English, Bulgarian
Form of CHRISTINA in several languages. It is also an English variant of CHRISTINA and a Bulgarian variant of HRISTINA.
KRSTO m Croatian
Croatian short form of KRISTOFOR or KRISTIJAN.
KRUNO m Croatian
Short form of KRUNOSLAV.
KRUNOSLAV m Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements kruna "crown" (a derivative of Latin corona) and slava "glory".
KSENIJA f Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene, Latvian
Form of XENIA in several languages.
LADA f Slavic Mythology, Czech, Russian, Croatian
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a Slavic fertility goddess. It can also be a diminutive of VLADISLAVA or VLADIMIRA.
LADISLAV m Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian
Czech, Slovak, Slovene and Croatian form of VLADISLAV.
LANA f English, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of ALANA (English) or SVETLANA (Russian). In the English-speaking world, it was popularized by actress Lana Turner (1921-1995).
LARA (1) f Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian
Russian short form of LARISA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by a character from Boris Pasternak's novel 'Doctor Zhivago' (1957) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1965).
LAURA f English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Lithuanian, Latvian, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This meaning was favourable, since in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. The name was borne by the 9th-century Spanish martyr Saint Laura, who was a nun thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. It was also the name of the subject of poems by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch.... [more]
LAZAR m Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LAZARUS.
LEA f German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Hebrew
Form of LEAH used in several languages.
LEO m German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Croatian, Late Roman
Derived from Latin leo meaning "lion", a cognate of LEON. It was popular among early Christians and was the name of 13 popes, including Saint Leo the Great who asserted the dominance of the Roman bishops (the popes) over all others in the 5th century. It was also borne by six Byzantine emperors and five Armenian kings. Another famous bearer was Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), a Russian novelist whose works include 'War and Peace' and 'Anna Karenina'. Leo is also the name of a constellation and the fifth sign of the zodiac.
LEON m English, German, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Dutch, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion". During the Christian era this Greek name was merged with the Latin cognate Leo, with the result that the two forms are used somewhat interchangeably across European languages. In England during the Middle Ages this was a common name among Jews. A famous bearer was Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), a Russian Communist revolutionary.
LIDIJA f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LYDIA.
LJERKA f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Derived from South Slavic lijer meaning "lily".
LJILJA f Serbian, Croatian
Short form of LJILJANA.
LJILJANA f Serbian, Croatian
Derived from South Slavic ljiljan meaning "lily".
LJUBA f Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovene, Macedonian
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LJUBAN m Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of LYUBEN.
LJUBICA f Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love" combined with a diminutive suffix. It can also come from Serbo-Croatian ljubicica meaning "violet".
LJUBO m Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of LJUBOMIR.
LJUBOMIR m Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LUBOMÍR.
LJUDEVIT m Croatian
Croatian cognate of ĽUDOVÍT.
LOVRE m Croatian
Short form of LOVRENCO.
LOVRENCO m Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOVRO m Slovene, Croatian
Short form of LOVRENC.
LUCIJA f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of LUCIA.
LUCIJAN m Croatian
Croatian form of LUCIAN.
LUKA m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic
Form of Lucas (see LUKE) in several languages.
MAJDA f Slovene, Croatian
Short form of MAGDALENA.