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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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   Croatian, Slovak
Croatian and Slovak 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, Croatian
German, Scandinavian 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.
KRISTOFOR   m   Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of CHRISTOPHER.
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
Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian and Slovene form of XENIA.
KUZMAN   m   Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of COSMAS.
LADISLAV   m   Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian
Czech, Slovak, Slovene and Croatian form of VLADISLAV.
LAMIJA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of LAMIA (1).
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, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, 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.
LEJLA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of LAYLA.
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.
LINA (2)   f   English, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Lithuanian, Croatian
Short form of names ending in lina.
LJERKA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Derived from South Slavic lijer meaning "lily".
LJILJA   f   Serbian
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.
LORENA (1)   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LORRAINE.
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.
LUCA (2)   f   Hungarian, Croatian
Hungarian and Croatian form of LUCIA.
LUCIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of LUCIA.
LUCIJAN   m   Croatian
Croatian form of LUCIAN.
MAJDA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Short form of MAGDALENA.
MALINA (2)   f   Bulgarian, Serbian, Polish
Means "raspberry" in several Slavic languages.
MANDA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of MAGDALENA.
MANDICA   f   Croatian
Diminutive of MANDA.
MARA (2)   f   Hungarian, Croatian, Serbian
Hungarian variant of MÁRIA, and a Croatian and Serbian variant of MARIJA.
MARE   f   Estonian, Slovene, Macedonian, Croatian
Diminutive of MARIA and other names beginning with Mar.
MARICA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Hungarian
Diminutive of MARIJA (Croatian, Serbian and Slovene) or MÁRIA (Hungarian).
MARIJAN   m   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of MARIANUS.
MARIJANA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian, Slovene and Macedonian form of MARIANA.
MARIJETA   f   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of MARIJA.
MARIJO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of MARIUS.
MARIN   m   French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MARINUS.
MARINELA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of MARINELLA.
MARINKA   f   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene diminutive of MARINA.
MARINKO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of MARIN.
MARIO   m   Italian, Spanish, German, Croatian
Italian and Spanish form of MARIUS. Famous bearers include American race car driver Mario Andretti (1940-) and Canadian hockey player Mario Lemieux (1965-).
MARJAN (2)   m   Slovene, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian
Slovene, Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian form of MARIANUS.
MARJANA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene form of MARIANA.
MARTIN   m   English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Finnish
From the Roman name Martinus, which was derived from Martis, the genitive case of the name of the Roman god MARS. Saint Martin of Tours was a 4th-century bishop who is the patron saint of France. According to legend, he came across a cold beggar in the middle of winter so he ripped his cloak in two and gave half of it to the beggar. He was a favourite saint during the Middle Ages, and his name has become common throughout the Christian world.... [more]
MARTINA   f   German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, Hungarian, English, Swedish, Dutch, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN). Saint Martina was a 3rd-century martyr who is one of the patron saints of Rome.
MAŠA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of MASHA.
MATE (2)   m   Croatian
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
MATEA   f   Croatian
Croatian feminine form of MATEO.
MATEJ   m   Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Slovak form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. Also the Slovene, Croatian and Macedonian form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATEJA (1)   f   Slovene, Croatian
Feminine form of MATEJ.
MATEJA (2)   m   Serbian
Serbian variant of MATIJA.
MATEO   m   Spanish, Croatian
Spanish form of MATTHEW. This form is also sometimes used in Croatia, from the Italian form MATTEO.
MATIJA   m & f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Slovene, Croatian and Serbian form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. It is occasionally used as a feminine name.
MATKO   m   Croatian
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
MATO   m   Croatian
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
MELISA   f   Spanish, Bosnian
Spanish and Bosnian form of MELISSA.
MENSUR   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of MANSUR.
MIHAEL   m   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAELA   f   Romanian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Romanian, Slovene, Croatian and Macedonian feminine form of MICHAEL.
MIHAILO   m   Serbian
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAJLO   m   Serbian
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
MIHO (1)   m   Croatian
Short form of MIHAEL or MIHOVIL.
MIHOVIL   m   Croatian
Croatian form of MICHAEL.
MIJO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of MILAN or MIHOVIL.
MILA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILAN   m   Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Dutch, Hungarian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a short form of names that began with that element. A city in Italy bears this name, though it originates from a different source.
MILANA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Russian, Czech
Variant of MILENA.
MILANKA   f   Serbian, Croatian
Feminine form of MILAN.
MILE   m   Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILENA   f   Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Italian
Feminine form of MILAN. It began to be used in Italy in honour of Milena Vukotić (1847-1923), mother of Helen of Montenegro, the wife of Italian king Victor Emmanuel III. In Italy it can also be considered a combination of MARIA and ELENA.
MILENKO   m   Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian diminutive of MILAN.
MILICA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious". It was originally a diminutive of names that began with that element.
MILIVOJ   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious" and voji "soldier".
MILJANA   f   Serbian
Feminine form of MILAN.
MILJENKO   m   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of MILAN.
MILKA (1)   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILOJE   m   Serbian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a diminutive of names that began with that element.
MILOJICA   m   Serbian
Diminutive of MILOJE.
MILORAD   m   Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and rad "happy, willing".
MILOŠ   m   Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element milu "gracious, dear". This was the name of a 14th-century Serbian hero who apparently killed the Ottoman sultan Murad I at the Battle of Kosovo.
MILOVAN   m   Serbian
From Serbian миловати (milovati) meaning "to caress".
MIODRAG   m   Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the element mio, a Serbo-Croatian form of the Slavic element milu meaning "dear", combined with dragu meaning "precious".
MIRA (2)   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Polish
Short form of names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRELA   f   Romanian, Croatian, Albanian
Romanian, Croatian and Albanian form of MIREILLE.
MIRICA   f   Croatian
Diminutive of MIRELA or names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace, world".
MIRJANA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene
Possibly a form of MIRIAM.
MIRKO   m   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Italian
Originally a diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names containing the element miru "peace, world".
MIRNA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Means "peaceful" in Serbian and Croatian.
MIRO   m   Slovene, Croatian
Short form of MIROSLAV.
MIROSLAV   m   Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements miru "peace, world" and slava "glory". This was the name of a 10th-century king of Croatia who was deposed by one of his nobles after ruling for four years.
MIRSAD   m   Bosnian
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Arabic meaning "watchtower" or Persian meaning "ambush".
MIRSADA   f   Bosnian
Feminine form of MIRSAD.
MIRTA   f   Spanish, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Italian and Croatian cognate of MYRTLE.
MIRZA   m   Persian, Arabic, Bosnian
Means "prince" from Persian میرزا (mirza), earlier امیرزاده (amirzadeh), which is ultimately from Arabic أمير (amir) "commander" combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) "offspring".
MIŠA   m & f   Serbian, Slovene
Serbian diminutive of MIHAILO, MIROSLAV and other names beginning with a similar sound. In Slovenia it is typically feminine.
MIŠKO   m   Serbian
Serbian diminutive of MIHAILO, MIROSLAV and other names beginning with a similar sound.
MISLAV   m   Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element mysli "thought" or moji "my" combined with slava "glory". This was the name of a 9th-century duke of Croatia, also called Mojslav.
MLADEN   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic word младъ (mladu) meaning "young".
MLADENKA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of MLADEN.
MOJCA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian diminutive of MARIJA.
MORANA   f   Slavic Mythology, Croatian
From a Slavic root meaning "death, plague". In Slavic mythology this was the name of the goddess of winter and death.
MUHAMED   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of MUHAMMAD.
MUJO   m   Bosnian
Bosnian diminutive of MUSTAFA.
NADA (2)   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Means "hope" in South Slavic.
NADEŽDA   f   Slovak, Serbian, Latvian
Slovak, Serbian and Latvian form of NADEZHDA.
NADICA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of NADA (2).
NAIDA   f   Croatian
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Greek Ναιαδ (Naiad), a type of water nymph in Greek mythology.
NATALIJA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATAŠA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of NATASHA.
NEBOJŠA   m   Serbian, Croatian
Means "fearless" in Serbian and Croatian.
NEDA (1)   f   Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian
Short form of NEDELJKA.
NEDELJKA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDELJKO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian nedjelja and Serbian недеља (nedelja) meaning "Sunday".
NEDILJKA   f   Croatian
Feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDILJKO   m   Croatian
Variant of NEDELJKO.
NEDJELJKA   f   Croatian
Feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDJELJKO   m   Croatian
Variant of NEDELJKO.
NELA   f   Croatian, Slovak, Portuguese, Czech
Short form of names ending in nela, such as ANTONELA.
NEMANJA   m   Serbian
Possibly from Slavic ne maniti meaning "not deceiving, not luring, not attracting". Another theory states that it means "without possessions", derived from Serbo-Croatian nemati meaning "have not". This was the name of a 12th-century Serbian king, and the name of the dynasty he began.
NENAD   m   Serbian, Croatian
Means "unexpected" in Serbian and Croatian. In the Serbian folk song 'Predrag and Nenad' this is the name of Predrag's brother.
NENO   m   Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of NENAD.
NENSI   f   Croatian
Croatian form of NANCY.
NEVEN   m   Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Masculine form of NEVENA.
NEVENA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic neven meaning "marigold".
NEVENKA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Variant of NEVENA.
NIKA (2)   f   Slovene, Croatian
Feminine form of NIKOLA (1).
NIKICA   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of NIKOLA (1).
NIKO   m   Finnish, Croatian, Slovene
Finnish form of NICHOLAS, and a Croatian and Slovene short form of NIKOLA (1).
NIKOLINA   f   Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIKŠA   m   Croatian
Diminutive of NIKOLA (1).
NINA (1)   f   Russian, Italian, English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Polish, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of names that end in nina, such as ANTONINA or GIANNINA. It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 19th century. This name also coincides with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl".
NINOSLAV   m   Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
From a Slavic element, possibly nyni "now", combined with slava "glory".
NIVES   f   Italian, Croatian
Italian form of NIEVES.
NOVAK   m   Serbian
From Serbian нов (nov) meaning "new".
OBRAD   m   Serbian
Possibly derived from Serbian obradovati "to make happy".
OGNJAN   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian variant form of OGNYAN.
OGNJEN   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of OGNYAN.
OLGA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek
Russian form of HELGA. The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia. The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, Grand Prince of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev). Following his death she ruled as regent for her son for 18 years. After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity.
OLGICA   f   Macedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian diminutive of OLGA.
OLIVER   m   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak
From Olivier, a Norman French form of a Germanic name such as ALFHER or an Old Norse name such as Áleifr (see OLAF). The spelling was altered by association with Latin oliva "olive tree". In the Middle Ages the name became well-known in Western Europe because of the French epic 'La Chanson de Roland', in which Olivier was a friend and advisor of the hero Roland.... [more]
OLIVERA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Feminine form of OLIVER.
OLJA   f   Serbian
Serbian diminutive of OLGA.
PAŠKAL   m   Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of PASCAL.
PAŠKO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of PASCAL.
PATRICIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRIK   m   Swedish, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Hungarian
Form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PAULA   f   German, English, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL). This was the name of a 4th-century Roman saint who was a companion of Saint Jerome.
PAVAO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of PAUL.
PAVICA   f   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of PAULA.
PAVLE   m   Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian, Georgian
Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian and Georgian form of PAUL.
PAVO   m   Croatian
Croatian short form of PAVAO.
PEDJA   m   Serbian
Diminutive of PREDRAG.
PEJO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of PETAR.
PERICA   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian diminutive of PETAR.
PERO   m   Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Diminutive of PETAR.
PETAR   m   Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PETER.
PETRA   f   German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Swedish, Finnish, English
Feminine form of PETER. This was also the name of an ancient city in the region that is now Jordan.
PLAMEN   m   Bulgarian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic plamen meaning "flame, fire".
PREDRAG   m   Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with a superlative prefix.
RADA   f   Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADE   m   Serbian, Croatian
Originally a diminutive of MILORAD and other Slavic names containing the element rad "happy, willing".
RADMILA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Czech
Serbian, Croatian and Czech feminine form of RADOMIL.
RADMILO   m   Serbian
Serbian form of RADOMIL.
RADOMIR   m   Serbian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
RADOMIRA   f   Serbian
Feminine form of RADOMIR.
RADOVAN   m   Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with another element of unknown meaning.
RAHELA   f   Romanian, Serbian
Romanian and Serbian form of RACHEL.
RAJKO   m   Croatian
Derived from Croatian raj meaning "paradise".
RANKA   f   Croatian
Feminine form of RANKO.
RANKO   m   Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic word ранъ (ranu) meaning "early".
RATIMIR   m   Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rati meaning "war, battle" and miru meaning "peace, world".
RATKO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element rati meaning "war, battle".
RATOMIR   m   Serbian
Serbian form of RATIMIR.
RENATO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RENATUS.
ROBERT   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Romanian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hreodbeorht. It has been a very common English name since that time.... [more]
ROKO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of ROCCO.
ROMAN   m   Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Slovene, Croatian, German
From the Late Latin name Romanus which meant "Roman".
ROMANA   f   Italian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Late Roman
Feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROSA (2)   f   Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "dew" in the South Slavic languages.
ROZIKA   f   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of ROZALIJA.
RUDOLF   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Russian, Armenian
From the Germanic name Hrodulf, which was derived from the elements hrod "fame" and wulf "wolf". It was borne by three kings of Burgundy, as well as several Habsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria. Anthony Hope used this name for the hero in his popular novel 'The Prisoner of Zenda' (1894).
RUŽA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Means "rose" in Croatian and Serbian. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
RUŽICA   f   Croatian
Diminutive of RUŽA.
SABAHUDIN   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of SABAH UD-DIN.
SABINA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Swedish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Sabinus, a Roman cognomen meaning "Sabine" in Latin. The Sabines were an ancient people who lived in central Italy, their lands eventually taken over by the Romans after several wars. According to legend, the Romans abducted several Sabine women during a raid, and when the men came to rescue them, the women were able to make peace between the two groups. This name was borne by several early saints.
SANDA   f   Romanian, Croatian
Romanian and Croatian short form of ALEXANDRA.
SANDI   m   Croatian, Slovene
Diminutive of ALEKSANDAR or ALEKSANDER.
SANDRA   f   Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian
Short form of ALESSANDRA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by author George Meredith, who used it for the heroine in his novel 'Emilia in England' (1864) and the reissued version 'Sandra Belloni' (1887). A famous bearer is American actress Sandra Bullock (1964-).
SANEL   m   Croatian
Masculine form of SANELA.
SANELA   f   Croatian
Apparently derived from Latin sana meaning "healthy".
SANJA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian and Serbian sanjati meaning "dream".
SANJICA   f   Croatian
Diminutive of SANJA.
SANJIN   m   Croatian
Masculine form of SANJA.
SAŠA   m & f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene diminutive of ALEKSANDER or ALEKSANDRA.
SAVA   m   Serbian, Bulgarian
Serbian and Bulgarian form of SABAS.
SEAD   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of SA'ID.
SEBASTIJAN   m   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEJAD   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of SA'ID.
SENKA   f   Serbian, Croatian
Means "shadow" in Serbian and Croatian.
SILVIJO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of SILVIUS.
SILVIO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of SILVIUS.
ŠIME   m   Croatian
Croatian short form of SIMON (1).
SIMEON   m   Biblical, Bulgarian, Serbian
From Συμεων (Symeon), the Old Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Shim'on (see SIMON (1)). In the Old Testament this is the name of the second son of Jacob and Leah and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. In the New Testament the Greek rendering Σιμων (Simon) is more common, though Συμεων occurs belonging to a man who blessed the newborn Jesus. He is recognized as a saint in most Christian traditions.... [more]
ŠIMO   m   Croatian
Croatian short form of SIMON (1).
SIMO   m   Finnish, Serbian
Finnish and Serbian form of SIMON (1).
ŠIMUN   m   Croatian
Croatian form of SIMON (1).
SINIŠA   m   Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian sin meaning "son".
SLAĐANA   f   Serbian, Croatian
Derived from Serbian and Croatian sladak meaning "sweet".
SLADJANA   f   Serbian
Variant transcription of SLAĐANA.
SLAVA   m & f   Russian, Slovene, Croatian
Short form of Slavic names containing the element slava "glory".
SLAVEN   m   Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVICA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVKA   f   Slovene, Serbian, Croatian
Feminine form of SLAVKO.
SLAVKO   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVOMIR   m   Croatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Croatian and Serbian form of SŁAWOMIR.
SLOBODAN   m   Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian
From South Slavic sloboda meaning "freedom".
SLOBODANKA   f   Serbian, Croatian
Feminine form of SLOBODAN.
SMILJANA   f   Croatian, Serbian
From Serbo-Croatian word smilje, a type of plant, known as catsfoot or everlasting in English (genus Antennaria).
SNEŽANA   f   Serbian
Serbian form of SNJEŽANA.
SNJEŽANA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic word snežan meaning "snowy".
SPIRIDON   m   Greek, Serbian, Croatian
Serian and Croatian form of SPYRIDON, as well as a variant transcription of the Greek name.
SPOMENKA   f   Croatian
From Croatian spomenak meaning "forget-me-not flower".
SREĆKO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian cognate of SREČKO.
STANA   f   Czech, Serbian, Croatian
Short form of STANISLAVA or other Slavic names beginning with the element stani meaning "stand, become".
STANIMIR   m   Bulgarian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani "stand, become" and miru "peace, world".
STANISLAV   m   Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani meaning "stand, become" combined with slava meaning "glory".
STANKA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Bulgarian
Feminine diminutive of STANISLAV.
STAŠA   f   Serbian, Slovene, Croatian
Diminutive of ANASTASIJA or ANASTAZIJA.
ŠTEFA   f   Croatian
Short form of ŠTEFANIJA.
ŠTEFAN   m   Slovene, Slovak, Croatian
Slovene and Slovak form of STEPHEN.
ŠTEFANIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of STEPHEN.
ŠTEFICA   f   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of ŠTEFANIJA.
STEVAN   m   Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of STEPHEN.
STEVO   m   Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of STEVAN.
STIPAN   m   Croatian
Croatian form of STEPHEN.
STIPE   m   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of STJEPAN.
STIPO   m   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of STJEPAN.
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