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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JOŠKOmCroatian
Diminutive of JOSIP.
JOSOmCroatian
Croatian diminutive of JOSEPH.
JOVANmSerbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of JOHN.
JOVANAfSerbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of JOHN.
JOZEFINAfCroatian
Croatian form of JOSÉPHINE.
JOŽICAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of JOSEPH.
JOZOmCroatian
Croatian diminutive of JOSEPH.
JULIJAfSlovene, Croatian, Lithuanian
Slovene, Croatian and Lithuanian form of JULIA.
JULIJANAfSlovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of JULIANA.
JURAJmCroatian, Slovak
Croatian and Slovak form of GEORGE.
JUREmSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of GEORGE.
JURICAmCroatian, Slovene
Diminutive of JURAJ or JURIJ.
JURO (1)mCroatian
Croatian form of GEORGE.
JUSUFmBosnian, Indonesian
Bosnian and Indonesian form of YUSUF.
KARLAfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian
German, Scandinavian and Croatian feminine form of CHARLES.
KARLOmCroatian
Croatian form of CHARLES.
KARMELAfCroatian
Croatian form of CARMELA.
KARMENfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of CARMEN.
KATAfHungarian, Finnish, Croatian
Hungarian short form of KATALIN, Finnish short form of KATARIINA and Croatian short form of KATARINA.
KATEfEnglish, 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-).
KATICAfCroatian, Slovene, Hungarian
Croatian, Slovene and Hungarian diminutive of KATHERINE.
KLAUDIJAfCroatian
Croatian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIOmCroatian
Croatian form of CLAUDIUS.
KLEMENTINAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of CLEMENTINA.
KORALJKAfCroatian
From Croatian koralj meaning "coral", ultimately from Latin.
KORNELIJAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of CORNELIA.
KREŠIMIRmCroatian
From the Slavic elements kresu "spark, light, rouse" and miru "peace, world". This was the name of four kings of Croatia.
KREŠIMIRAfCroatian
Feminine form of KREŠIMIR.
KREŠOmCroatian
Diminutive of KREŠIMIR.
KRISTIJANmSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRSTOmCroatian
Croatian short form of KRISTOFOR or KRISTIJAN.
KRUNOmCroatian
Short form of KRUNOSLAV.
KRUNOSLAVmCroatian
Derived from the Slavic elements kruna "crown" (a derivative of Latin corona) and slava "glory".
KSENIJAfSerbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene
Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian and Slovene form of XENIA.
KUZMANmBulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of COSMAS.
LADISLAVmCzech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian
Czech, Slovak, Slovene and Croatian form of VLADISLAV.
LAMIJAfBosnian
Bosnian form of LAMIA (1).
LANAfEnglish, 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)fRussian, 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).
LAURAfEnglish, 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]
LAZARmRussian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LAZARUS.
LEJLAfBosnian
Bosnian form of LAYLA.
LEOmGerman, 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.
LEONmEnglish, 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.
LIDIJAfSlovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LYDIA.
LJERKAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Derived from South Slavic lijer meaning "lily".
LJILJAfSerbian
Short form of LJILJANA.
LJILJANAfSerbian, Croatian
Derived from South Slavic ljiljan meaning "lily".
LJUBAfSerbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovene, Macedonian
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LJUBANmSerbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of LYUBEN.
LJUBICAfSerbian, 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".
LJUBOMIRmCroatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LUBOMÍR.
LORENA (1)fSpanish, Portuguese, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LORRAINE.
LOVREmCroatian
Short form of LOVRENCO.
LOVRENCOmCroatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOVROmSlovene, Croatian
Short form of LOVRENC.
LUCA (2)fHungarian, Croatian
Hungarian and Croatian form of LUCIA.
LUCIJAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of LUCIA.
LUCIJANmCroatian
Croatian form of LUCIAN.
MALINA (2)fBulgarian, Serbian, Polish
Means "raspberry" in several Slavic languages.
MANDICAfCroatian
Diminutive of MANDA.
MARA (2)fHungarian, Croatian, Serbian
Hungarian variant of MÁRIA, and a Croatian and Serbian variant of MARIJA.
MAREfEstonian, Slovene, Macedonian, Croatian
Diminutive of MARIA and other names beginning with Mar.
MARICAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Hungarian
Diminutive of MARIJA (Croatian, Serbian and Slovene) or MÁRIA (Hungarian).
MARIJANmCroatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of MARIANUS.
MARIJANAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian, Slovene and Macedonian form of MARIANA.
MARIJETAfCroatian
Croatian diminutive of MARIJA.
MARIJOmCroatian
Croatian form of MARIUS.
MARINmFrench, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MARINUS.
MARINELAfCroatian
Croatian form of MARINELLA.
MARINKAfCroatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene diminutive of MARINA.
MARINKOmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of MARIN.
MARIOmItalian, 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)mSlovene, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian
Slovene, Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian form of MARIANUS.
MARJANAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene form of MARIANA.
MARTINmEnglish, 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]
MARTINAfGerman, 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.
MAŠAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of MASHA.
MATE (2)mCroatian
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
MATEAfCroatian
Croatian feminine form of MATEO.
MATEJmSlovak, 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)fSlovene, Croatian
Feminine form of MATEJ.
MATEJA (2)mSerbian
Serbian variant of MATIJA.
MATEOmSpanish, Croatian
Spanish form of MATTHEW. This form is also sometimes used in Croatia, from the Italian form MATTEO.
MATIJAm & fSlovene, 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.
MATKOmCroatian
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
MATOmCroatian
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
MEHMEDmOttoman Turkish, Bosnian
Older form of MEHMET, as well as the Bosnian form. This was the name of six sultans of the Ottoman Empire, including Mehmed II the conqueror of Constantinople.
MELISAfSpanish, Bosnian
Spanish and Bosnian form of MELISSA.
MENSURmBosnian
Bosnian form of MANSUR.
MIHAELmSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAILOmSerbian
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAJLOmSerbian
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
MIHO (1)mCroatian
Short form of MIHAEL or MIHOVIL.
MIHOVILmCroatian
Croatian form of MICHAEL.
MIJOmCroatian, Serbian
Diminutive of MILAN or MIHOVIL.
MILAfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILANmCzech, 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.
MILANKAfSerbian, Croatian
Feminine form of MILAN.
MILEmCroatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILENAfBulgarian, 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 the Italian king Victor Emmanuel III. In Italy it can also be considered a combination of MARIA and ELENA.
MILENKOmSerbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian diminutive of MILAN.
MILICAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious". It was originally a diminutive of names that began with that element.
MILIVOJmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious" and voji "soldier".
MILJANAfSerbian
Feminine form of MILAN.
MILJENKOmCroatian
Croatian diminutive of MILAN.
MILKA (1)fSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILOJEmSerbian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a diminutive of names that began with that element.
MILOJICAmSerbian
Diminutive of MILOJE.
MILORADmSerbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and rad "happy, willing".
MILOŠmCzech, 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.
MILOVANmSerbian
From Serbian миловати (milovati) meaning "to caress".
MIODRAGmSerbian, Croatian
Derived from the element mio, a Serbo-Croatian form of the Slavic element milu meaning "dear", combined with dragu meaning "precious".
MIRA (2)fBulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Polish
Short form of names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRELAfRomanian, Croatian, Albanian
Romanian, Croatian and Albanian form of MIREILLE.
MIRICAfCroatian
Diminutive of MIRELA or names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace, world".
MIRKOmSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Italian
Originally a diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names containing the element miru "peace, world".
MIRNAfCroatian, Serbian
Means "peaceful" in Serbian and Croatian.
MIROmSlovene, Croatian
Short form of MIROSLAV.
MIROSLAVmCzech, 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.
MIRSADmBosnian
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Arabic meaning "watchtower" or Persian meaning "ambush".
MIRSADAfBosnian
Feminine form of MIRSAD.
MIRTAfSpanish, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Italian and Croatian cognate of MYRTLE.
MIRZAmPersian, Arabic, Bosnian
Means "prince" from Persian میرزا (mirza), earlier امیرزاده (amirzadeh), which is ultimately from Arabic أمير (amir) meaning "commander" combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
MIŠAm & fSerbian, Slovene
Serbian diminutive of MIHAILO, MIROSLAV and other names beginning with a similar sound. In Slovenia it is typically feminine.
MIŠKOmSerbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian diminutive of MIHAILO, MIHAEL, MIROSLAV and other names beginning with a similar sound.
MISLAVmCroatian, 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.
MLADENmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic word младъ (mladu) meaning "young".
MLADENKAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of MLADEN.
MOJCAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian diminutive of MARIJA.
MORANAfSlavic Mythology, Croatian
From a Slavic root meaning "death, plague". In Slavic mythology this was the name of the goddess of winter and death.
MUHAMEDmBosnian
Bosnian form of MUHAMMAD.
MUJOmBosnian
Bosnian diminutive of MUSTAFA.
MURATmTurkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of MURAD.
NADA (2)fSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Means "hope" in South Slavic.
NADEŽDAfSlovak, Serbian, Latvian
Slovak, Serbian and Latvian form of NADEZHDA.
NAIDAfCroatian
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Greek Ναιαδ (Naiad), a type of water nymph in Greek mythology.
NATALIJAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of Natalia (see NATALIE).
NATAŠAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of NATASHA.
NEBOJŠAmSerbian, Croatian
Means "fearless" in Serbian and Croatian.
NEDELJKAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDELJKOmCroatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian nedjelja and Serbian недеља (nedelja) meaning "Sunday".
NEDILJKAfCroatian
Feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDJELJKAfCroatian
Feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NELAfCroatian, Slovak, Portuguese, Czech
Short form of names ending in nela, such as ANTONELA.
NEMANJAmSerbian
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.
NENADmSerbian, Croatian
Means "unexpected" in Serbian and Croatian. In the Serbian folk song 'Predrag and Nenad' this is the name of Predrag's brother.
NENOmSerbian, Croatian
Diminutive of NENAD.
NENSIfCroatian
Croatian form of NANCY.
NEVENmCroatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Masculine form of NEVENA.
NEVENAfBulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic neven meaning "marigold".
NIKICAmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of NIKOLA (1).
NIKOmFinnish, Croatian, Slovene, Georgian, German
Finnish form of NICHOLAS, as well as a Croatian, Slovene, Georgian and German short form.
NIKOLINAfBulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIKŠAmCroatian
Diminutive of NIKOLA (1).
NINA (1)fRussian, 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 nearly coincides with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl".
NINOSLAVmSerbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
From a Slavic element, possibly nyni "now", combined with slava "glory".
NIVESfItalian, Croatian
Italian form of NIEVES.
NOVAKmSerbian
From Serbian нов (nov) meaning "new".
OBRADmSerbian
Possibly derived from Serbian obradovati "to make happy".
OGNJANmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian variant form of OGNYAN.
OGNJENmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of OGNYAN.
OLGAfRussian, 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.
OLGICAfMacedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian diminutive of OLGA.
OLIVERmEnglish, 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]
OLJAfSerbian
Serbian diminutive of OLGA.
PAŠKALmCroatian (Rare)
Croatian form of PASCAL.
PAŠKOmCroatian
Croatian form of PASCAL.
PATRICIJAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRIKmSwedish, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Hungarian
Form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PAULAfGerman, 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.
PAVAOmCroatian
Croatian form of PAUL.
PAVICAfCroatian
Croatian diminutive of PAULA.
PAVLEmSerbian, Macedonian, Croatian, Georgian
Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian and Georgian form of PAUL.
PAVOmCroatian
Croatian short form of PAVAO.
PEĐAmSerbian
Diminutive of PREDRAG.
PEDJAmSerbian
Variant transcription of PEĐA.
PEJOmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of PETAR.
PERICAmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian diminutive of PETAR.
PETARmSerbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PETER.
PETRAfGerman, 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.
PLAMENmBulgarian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic plamen meaning "flame, fire".
PREDRAGmSerbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with a superlative prefix.
RADAfRussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADEmSerbian, Croatian
Originally a diminutive of MILORAD and other Slavic names containing the element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADMILAfSerbian, Croatian, Czech
Serbian, Croatian and Czech feminine form of RADOMIL.
RADMILOmSerbian
Serbian form of RADOMIL.
RADOMIRmSerbian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
RADOMIRAfSerbian
Feminine form of RADOMIR.
RADOVANmSlovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with another element of unknown meaning.
RAHELAfRomanian, Croatian, Serbian
Romanian, Croatian and Serbian form of RACHEL.
RAJKOmCroatian
Derived from Croatian raj meaning "paradise".
RANKAfCroatian
Feminine form of RANKO.
RANKOmSerbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic word ранъ (ranu) meaning "early".
RATIMIRmCroatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rati meaning "war, battle" and miru meaning "peace, world".
RATKOmCroatian, Serbian
Diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element rati meaning "war, battle".
RATOMIRmSerbian
Serbian form of RATIMIR.
RENATOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RENATUS.
ROBERTmEnglish, 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]
ROKOmCroatian
Croatian form of ROCCO.
ROMANmRussian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Slovene, Croatian, German
From the Late Latin name Romanus which meant "Roman".
ROMANAfItalian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Late Roman
Feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROSA (2)fBulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "dew" in the South Slavic languages.
ROZIKAfCroatian
Croatian diminutive of ROZALIJA.
RUDOLFmGerman, 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).
RUŽAfCroatian, Serbian
Means "rose" in Croatian and Serbian. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
RUŽICAfCroatian
Diminutive of RUŽA.
SABINAfItalian, 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.
SALIHmArabic, Bosnian
Means "virtuous" in Arabic. According to the Qur'an this was the name of an early Arabian prophet.
SANDA (1)fRomanian, Croatian
Romanian and Croatian short form of ALEXANDRA.
SANDRAfItalian, 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-).
SANELmCroatian
Masculine form of SANELA.
SANELAfCroatian
Apparently derived from Latin sana meaning "healthy".
SANJAfCroatian, Serbian
Derived from Croatian and Serbian sanjati meaning "dream".
SANJICAfCroatian
Diminutive of SANJA.
SANJINmCroatian
Masculine form of SANJA.
SAŠAm & fCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene diminutive of ALEKSANDER or ALEKSANDRA.
SAVAmSerbian, Bulgarian
Serbian and Bulgarian form of SABAS.
SEADmBosnian
Bosnian form of SA'ID.
SEBASTIJANmSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
SEJADmBosnian
Bosnian form of SA'ID.
SENKAfSerbian, Croatian
Means "shadow" in Serbian and Croatian.
SILVIJOmCroatian
Croatian form of SILVIUS.
SILVIOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of SILVIUS.
ŠIMEmCroatian
Croatian short form of SIMON (1).
SIMEONmBiblical, 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]
ŠIMOmCroatian
Croatian short form of SIMON (1).
SIMOmFinnish, Serbian
Finnish and Serbian form of SIMON (1).
ŠIMUNmCroatian
Croatian form of SIMON (1).
SINIŠAmCroatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian sin meaning "son".
SKENDERmBosnian
Short form of ALEKSANDAR.
SLAĐANAfSerbian, Croatian
Derived from Serbian and Croatian sladak meaning "sweet".
SLADJANAfSerbian
Variant transcription of SLAĐANA.
SLAVAm & fRussian, Slovene, Croatian
Short form of Slavic names containing the element slava "glory".
SLAVENmCroatian, Serbian
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVICAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVKAfSlovene, Serbian, Croatian
Feminine form of SLAVKO.
SLAVKOmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian (Rare)
Derived from Slavic slava meaning "glory".
SLAVOMIRmCroatian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Croatian and Serbian form of SŁAWOMIR.
SLOBODANmSerbian, Macedonian, Croatian
From South Slavic sloboda meaning "freedom".
SMILJANAfCroatian, Serbian
From Serbo-Croatian word smilje, a type of plant, known as catsfoot or everlasting in English (genus Antennaria).
SNEŽANAfSerbian
Serbian form of SNJEŽANA.
SNJEŽANAfCroatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic word snežan meaning "snowy".
SPIRIDONmGreek, Serbian, Croatian
Serian and Croatian form of SPYRIDON, as well as a variant transcription of the Greek name.
SPOMENKAfCroatian
From Croatian spomenak meaning "forget-me-not flower".
SREĆKOmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian cognate of SREČKO.
STANAfCzech, Serbian, Croatian
Short form of STANISLAVA or other Slavic names beginning with the element stani meaning "stand, become".
STANIMIRmBulgarian, Serbian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani "stand, become" and miru "peace, world".
STANISLAVmCzech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements stani meaning "stand, become" combined with slava meaning "glory".
STANKAfSlovene, Croatian, Bulgarian
Feminine diminutive of STANISLAV.
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