Serbo-Croatian Names

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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ABDULAH   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of ABD ALLAH.
ACA   m   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian diminutive of ALEKSANDAR.
ACO   m   Macedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian diminutive of ALEKSANDAR.
ADAM   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, 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]
ADNAN   m   Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Urdu
Means "settler" in Arabic. According to tradition, Adnan was an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad and the northern Arabian tribes.
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.
AGNEZA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of AGNES.
AGNIJA   f   Serbian, Macedonian, Latvian
Serbian, Macedonian and Latvian form of AGNES.
AHMED   m   Turkish, Bosnian, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Variant transcription and Turkish and Bosnian form of AHMAD. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans.
AJDIN   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of AYDIN.
AJLA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of AYLA (2).
ALDIN   m   Bosnian
Bosian form of ALA AL-DIN.
ALDINA (2)   f   Bosnian
Bosian feminine form of ALA AL-DIN.
ALEM   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of ALIM.
ALEN   m   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of ALAN.
ALJOŠA   m   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of ALYOSHA.
ALMIR (2)   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of AL-AMIR.
ALMIRA (2)   f   Bosnian
Bosnian feminine form of AL-AMIR.
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.
AMAR (2)   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of 'AMMAR.
AMBROZIJE   m   Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
AMEL (1)   m   Bosnian
Bosnian masculine form of AMAL (1).
AMELA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian feminine form of AMAL (1).
AMINA   f   Bosnian, Arabic
Bosnian form of AMINAH (2). It is also a variant transcription of Arabic AMINAH (1) or AMINAH (2).
ANAMARIJA   f   Croatian, Macedonian
Combination of ANA and MARIJA.
ANASTASIJA   f   Macedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian form of ANASTASIA.
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.
ANDJELA   f   Serbian
Variant transcription of ANĐELA.
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.
ANDREJA (1)   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of ANDREJ.
ANDREJA (2)   m   Serbian
Serbian form of ANDREW.
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.
ANKA   f   Polish, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of ANNA.
ANKICA   f   Croatian
Diminutive of ANKA.
ANTE (1)   m   Croatian
Croatian form of ANTHONY.
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.
ANTONIJE   m   Serbian
Serbian form of Antonius (see ANTHONY).
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.
ATANASIJA   f   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of ATHANASIUS.
ATANASIJE   m   Serbian
Serbian form of ATHANASIUS.
AUGUSTIN   m   French, Czech, Romanian, Croatian, German
Form of Augustinus (see AUGUSTINE (1)).
AZRA   f   Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Persian, Urdu
Means "virgin" in Arabic.
BAKIR   m   Bosnian
Bosian form of BAQIR.
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.
BARTOL   m   Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of BARTHOLOMEW.
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
Croatian form of BLAGOY.
BLAGOJE   m   Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of BLAGOY.
BLAŽ   m   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of BLAISE. It may also be derived from the Slavic element blagu meaning "sweet, pleasant, blessed".
BLAŽENKA   f   Croatian
Croatian feminine form of BLAŽ.
BOBAN   m   Serbian, Macedonian
Diminutive of BOGDAN or SLOBODAN.
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.
BOJANA   f   Slovene, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian
Feminine form of BOJAN.
BORIS   m   Bulgarian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Georgian, German, History
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".
BORISLAVA   f   Bulgarian, Serbian, Russian
Feminine form of BORISLAV.
BORIVOJ   m   Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of BOŘIVOJ.
BORIVOJE   m   Serbian
Serbian 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.
BOŠKO   m   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Diminutive of BOGDAN or BOŽIDAR.
BOŽA   m   Serbian
Diminutive of BOŽIDAR.
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
Means "divine gift" from the Slavic elements bozy "divine" and daru "gift".
BOŽIDARKA   f   Serbian
Feminine form of BOŽIDAR.
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".
BRANIMIRA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian
Feminine form of BRANIMIR.
BRANISLAVA   f   Serbian, Slovak, Czech, Slovene
Serbian, Slovak, Czech and Slovene feminine form of BRONISŁAW.
BRANKA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Feminine form of BRANKO.
BRANKICA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Feminine diminutive of BRANKO.
BRATISLAV   m   Serbian
Derived from the Slavic elements bratu "brother" and slava "glory".
BRATISLAVA   f   Serbian
Feminine form of BRATISLAV. This is the name of the capital city of Slovakia, though it is unrelated.
BRIGITA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Latvian
Slovene, Croatian and Latvian form of BRIDGET.
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
Slovene and Croatian form of CECILIA.
ČEDOMIR   m   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic elements chedo meaning "child" and miru meaning "peace, world".
CVETA   f   Serbian
Serbian form of CVETKA.
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".
DALIBORKA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Feminine form of DALIBOR.
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.
DAMJANA   f   Slovene, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Serbian and Macedonian feminine 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". 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
Cognate of DANIEL.
DANIJELA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of DANIEL.
DANKA   f   Serbian, Slovak, Polish
Diminutive of DANIJELA, DANIELA or DANUTA.
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 probably derived from Hebrew דוד (dwd) meaning "beloved". 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.
DIMITRIJE   m   Serbian
Serbian form of DEMETRIUS.
DINKO   m   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of DOMINIC.
DINO   m   Italian, Croatian
Short form of names ending in dino or tino.
DIVNA   f   Serbian, Macedonian
From Serbian диван (divan) or Macedonian дивен (diven) meaning "wonderful".
DJORDJE   m   Serbian
Variant transcription of ĐORĐE.
DJURADJ   m   Serbian
Variant transcription of ĐURAĐ.
DJURADJA   f   Serbian
Variant transcription of ĐURAĐA.
DJURO   m   Serbian
Variant transcription of ĐURO.
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".
ĐORĐE   m   Serbian
Serbian form of GEORGE.
DORIJAN   m   Croatian
Croatian form of DORIAN.
DORIS   f   English, German, Croatian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
From the ancient 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-).
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".
DRAGANA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Feminine form of DRAGAN.
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".
DRAGOSLAVA   f   Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Feminine form of DRAGOSLAV.
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".
DUNJA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Means "quince" in the South Slavic languages, a quince being a type of fruit.
ĐURAĐ   m   Serbian, Croatian (Archaic)
Serbian variant of GEORGE.
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.
DUŠICA   f   Serbian
Feminine diminutive of DUŠAN.
DUŠKO   m   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Variant of DUŠAN.
EDI   m   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene diminutive of EDVARD and a Croatian diminutive of EDUARD.
ELIZABETA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of ELIZABETH.
EMIL   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Romanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, 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).
EMINA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of AMINAH (2).
EMIR   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of AMIR (1).
EMIRA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of AMIRAH.
ENA (2)   f   Croatian
Short form of IRENA.
ENES   m   Turkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of ANIS.
ENIS   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of ANIS.
ENISA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian feminine form of ANIS.
ENVER   m   Turkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of ANWAR.
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.
ESMA   f   Turkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of ASMA.
EUGEN   m   German, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian
Form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
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
Latinate form of EVE. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVA. This 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.
FABIJAN   m   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of Fabianus (see FABIAN).
FARIS   m   Arabic, Bosnian
Means "knight" in Arabic.
FERID   m   Azerbaijani, Bosnian
Azerbaijani and Bosnian form of FARID.
FINKA   f   Croatian
Diminutive of JOZEFINA.
FLORIJAN   m   Croatian
Croatian 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.
GAVRILO   m   Serbian
Serbian form of GABRIEL.
GORAN   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Means "mountain man", derived from South Slavic gora "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).
GORDANA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Feminine form of GORDAN.
GRGA   m   Croatian
Short form of GRGUR.
GRGUR   m   Croatian
Croatian form of GREGORY.
GROZDANA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian
Feminine form of GROZDAN.
HANA (1)   f   Arabic, Bosnian
Means "bliss, happiness" in Arabic.
HANA (2)   f   Czech, Slovak, Croatian
Czech, Slovak and Croatian form of HANNAH.
HARIS (1)   m   Bosnian, Urdu, Arabic
Bosnian and Urdu form of HARITH, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
HARUN   m   Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian
Arabic form of AARON. Harun al-Rashid was a 9th-century Abbasid caliph featured in the stories of 'The 1001 Nights'.
HRISTINA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian form of CHRISTINA.
HRVOJE   m   Croatian
Derived from Croatian Hrvat meaning "Croat".
HUSEIN   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of HUSAYN.
IBRO   m   Bosnian
Bosnian diminutive of IBRAHIM.
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
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 a Bulgarian variant transcription of ILIYA.
ILINKA   f   Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian
Feminine form of ILIJA.
INA   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Limburgish, Croatian
Short form of names ending with ina.
INES   f   Italian, Slovene, Croatian
Italian, Slovene and Croatian form of INÉS.
ISAIJA   m   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of ISAIAH.
ISIDORA   f   Serbian, Macedonian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian (Rare), Italian (Rare), English (Rare), Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ISIDORE. This was the name of a 4th-century Egyptian saint and hermitess.
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, 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.
IVKA   f   Croatian, Bulgarian, Slovak, Czech
Diminutive of IVA (1), IVA (2) or IVA (3).
IVO (2)   m   Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Diminutive of IVAN.
IZUDIN   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of IZZ AL-DIN.
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.
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   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian, Slovene and Macedonian form of JASMINE.
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.
JEFIMIJA   f   Serbian
Serbian form of EUPHEMIA. This name was adopted by a 14th-century Serbian poet (born Jelena Mrnjavčević).
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, Latvian, Lithuanian
Form of YELENA. 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.
JELISAVETA   f   Serbian
Serbian form of ELIZABETH.
JELKA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of JELENA. It also means "fir tree" in Slovene.
JERKO   m   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of JEROME.
JERONIM   m   Croatian
Croatian form of JEROME.
JEVREM   m   Serbian
Serbian form of EPHRAIM.
JOAKIM   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Serbian, Macedonian
Scandinavian, Macedonian and Serbian form of JOACHIM.
JOLANDA   f   Dutch, Slovene, Croatian, Italian
Dutch, Slovene and Croatian form of YOLANDA, as well as an Italian variant of IOLANDA.
JOSIF   m   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of JOSEPH.
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.
JOVAN   m   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of JOHN.
JOVANA   f   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of JOHN.
JOVANKA   f   Serbian, Macedonian
Diminutive of JOVANA.
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