Serbo-Croatian Submitted 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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ABASA f Bosnian
Bosnian female form of Abbas. It is also the name of the 80th sura of the Qur'an.
ABDURAHMAN m Arabic, Indonesian, Bosnian
Variant transcription of Abd al-Rahman.
ABIDA f Arabic, Muslim, Bosnian
Means "worshipper", "one who worships Allah" in Arabic.
AĆIM m Serbian (Rare)
Serbian short form of JOACHIM.
ADA f German, Biblical German, Croatian (Rare)
German and Croatian form of Adah.
ADALETA f Bosnian (Rare)
Bosnian form of Adalet.
ADANA f Serbian (Rare), Bosnian
From the name of the city and province in Turkey. Adan is also the name of a garden in Quran.
ADAUKT m Croatian, Polish
Croatian and Polish form of Adauctus.
ADEMIJA f Bosnian (Rare)
Feminine form of Adem.
ADEODAT m Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak and Ukrainian form of Adeodatus.
ADI m Bosnian
Diminutive of names like Adnan, Adian and other Bosnian names beginning with Ad.
ADIAN m Bosnian
Possibly of Arabic descent, meaning '‘religious, devout’'.
ADIBA f Bosnian, Arabic
Feminine form of Adib.
ADIN m Bosnian
Bosnian variant of the Turkish name Adın.
ADLA f Bosnian, Arabic
Female form of Adil.
ADMIR m Bosnian, Albanian
From Latin admiror, meaning ''to admire, wonder''.
ADMIRA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Admir.
ADO m Estonian, Bosnian
Estonian variant of Aadu and Bosnian diminutive of Adnan.
ADVIJA f Bosnian
Means "swift, fast" in Bosnian.
AFAN m Bosnian
Bosnian male name from Athanasius via Afanasiy. Number 71 in top 100 in 2012 for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
AFIFA f Arabic, Bosnian
Feminine form of Afif.
AGLEJA f Croatian
Croatian form of Aglaea (see Aglaia).
AHILEJ m Bosnian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Bosnian and Croatian form of Achilles.
AID m Bosnian (Rare)
From Arabic عِيد (ʿīd) meaning "festival, holiday, feast".
AIŠA f Bosnian, Croatian
Bosnian and Croatian form of 'Aisha.
AJ m Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Ay.
AJLIN f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Aylin.
AJNA f Hungarian, Croatian (Rare)
Hungarian and Croatian form of Aina.
AJNIJA f & m Bosnian
Variant of Ajna and Ajnela.
AJNUR m Bosnian
Variant of Aynur.
AJŠA f Bosnian, Croatian
Bosnian and Croatian form of 'Aisha.
AKI m Serbian, Croatian
Short form of Aleksandar.
AKSENTIJE m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Auxentius.
AKVILA f Croatian (Rare)
Croatian feminine form of Aquila.
ALADIN m Arabic (Maghrebi), Indonesian, Bosnian
Maghrebi transcription of Ala al-Din as well as the Indonesian and Bosnian form.
ALARIK m Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, Norwegian, Swedish
Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, Norwegian and Swedish form of Alaric.
ALEJNA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of the Turkish name Aleyna.
ALEKSA m & f Serbian, English, Croatian, Slovene
Short form of Aleksandar, Aleksander or Aleksandra. As an English name, it is a variant of Alexa.
ALEKSANDRIJA f Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of Alexandria.
ALEKSIJAN m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Alexian.
ALFEJ m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Alphaeus.
ALIJA m Bosnian
Bosnian form of Ali.
ALJA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Alya (1).
ALKA f Croatian
Derived from the Greek element αλκη (alke) meaning "strength, force". A famous bearer is Croatian singer Alka Vuica (1961-).
ALKEJ m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Alcaeus.
ALKIONA f Russian, Serbian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Russian and Serbian form of Alcyone.
ALMEDIN m Bosnian
Masculine form of Almedina.
ALMEDINA f Bosnian
Derived from Arabic al "the" and medina "city".
ALMIN m Bosnian
Derived from Arabic الْأَمِين (al-ʾamīn) meaning "the trustworthy".
ALMINA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Almin.
AMADEJA f Slovene, Croatian (Rare)
Slovenian and Croatian form of Amedea.
AMBROZ m Croatian
Croatian form of Ambrosius (see Ambrose).
AMBROZIJA f Croatian, Lithuanian, Serbian
Croatian, Lithuanian and Serbian form of Ambrosia.
AMER m Arabic, Bosnian
Variant transcription of 'Aamir.
AMIJAN m Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian
Croatian, Macedonian and Serbian form of Ammianus.
AMIL m Bosnian, Arabic
Variant of Amel.
AMILA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Amil.
AMRA f Bosnian
Derived from Arabic عَمَرَ (ʿamara) meaning "to live long, to be long-lived".
ANAKARS m Bosnian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Bosnian and Croatian form of Anacharsis.
ANAKLET m Bulgarian, Croatian, German, Polish, Russian
Bulgarian, Croatian, German, Polish and Russian form of Anakletos (see Anacletus).
ANAKSAGORA m Croatian
Croatian form of Anaxagoras.
ANAKSANDAR m Croatian
Croatian form of Anaxander.
ANAKSIMEN m Croatian
Croatian form of Anaximenes.
ANANIJA m Croatian
Variant of Ananias.
ANČI f Croatian
Diminutice of Ana.
ANĐELIJA f Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of Angelia.
ANĐELINA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Angelina.
ANĐEO m Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Angel.
ANDI f & m English, Estonian, Croatian
Variant of Andy.
ANDREJAN m Vlach
Vlach form of Andrej.
ANDREJAŠ m Vlach
Vlach form of Andrej.
ANDRIJAŠ m Vlach
Vlach form of Andrej.
ANDRONIK m Armenian, Croatian, Georgian, Russian
Armenian, Croatian, Polish and Russian form of Andronikos. In Armenia, this name may also be a variant of Andranik.
ANEA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Feminine form of Annaeus.
ANEL m Bosnian
Male form of Anela or from Latin ānellus “finger ring”.
ANES m Arabic, Bosnian, Indonesian
Variant transcription of Anas.
ANESA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Anisa.
ANGELIJA f Vlach
Vlach form of Angel.
ANIDA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Anid.
ANIJE m Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Annius.
ANIZIJA f Vlach
Vlach variant of Anisija
ANTEO m Croatian
Elaborated form of Ante, possibly influenced by Mateo.
ANTEROS m Greek Mythology, Croatian (Rare), Polish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Spanish (Rare)
Means "love returned" in Greek. Anteros was the Greek god of requited love and the avenger of unrequited love, one of an order of winged love gods called the Erotes. ... [more]
ANTIFON m Croatian
Croatian form of Antiphon.
ANTIGONA f Albanian, Croatian, Slovene
Albanian and Croatian form of Antigone.
ANTIM m Bulgarian, Croatian (Rare), Romanian
Bulgarian, Croatian and Romanian form of Anthimos.
ANTONETA f Croatian, Albanian
Croatian form of Antoinette.
ANUŠKA f Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Croatian, Czech, Slovak and Slovene form of Anushka.
APOLON m Georgian, Croatian
Modern Georgian and Croatian form of Apollon (see Apollo).
APOLONIJE m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Apollonius.
ARANĐEL m Serbian
This name is Christian in origin. It is derived from Serbo-Croatian arhanđel or arhanđeo "archangel", which is ultimately derived from Greek archangelos "chief angel".
ARDIAN m Albanian, Bosnian
Ardian is a personal name deriving from the name of an Illyrian tribe of Ardiaei, whose original homeland was the valley of the Neretva river, in present day Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, the name is mainly present among modern Albanians, as they consider themselves to be the direct descendants of ancient Illyrians... [more]
ARHIMED m Bosnian, Croatian
Bosnian and Croatian form of Archimedes.
ARIAN m English, Croatian
Variation of Aryan, or from the English word referring to "someone whose star sign is Aries". Arian Foster (born 1986) is an American football player for the Houston Texans.
ARIJAN m Croatian, Serbian, Albanian
Croatian masculine form of Arijana.
ARIJELA f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of Ariel.
ARISTARH m Serbian
Serbian form of Aristarchus.
ARISTID m Croatian
Croatian form of Aristides.
ARISTIP m Catalan, Croatian, Romanian
Catalan, Croatian and Romanian form of Aristippos via its latinized form Aristippus.
ARISTOBUL m Croatian
Croatian form of Aristobulus.
ARISTODEM m Catalan, Croatian
Catalan and Croatian form of Aristodemos.
ARISTOFAN m Croatian
Croatian form of Aristophanes.
ARISTOTEL m Croatian
Croatian form of Aristotle.
ARKA f American (Rare, Archaic), Croatian (Rare)
As a Croatian name it is used as a short form of Arkadija.
ARKADIJA f Lithuanian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Lithuanian and Croatian feminine form of Arcadius.
ARKADIJE m Croatian
Croatian form of Arkadios.
ARNEL m Croatian, Filipino, Spanish, Bosnian
Male name of uncertain origin, possibly a form of Arnold.
ARNELA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Arnel.
ARNESA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Arne.
ARSENIJA m & f Serbian
Feminine form and male variant of Arsenius.
ARSENIJE m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Arsenios via Arsenius.
ARTEMIJA f Croatian
Croatian form of Artemis.
ARTEMIJE m Serbian (Rare)
Variant form of Artemios.
AŠERA f Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Asherah.
ASIJA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Asiya.
ASKLEPIJE m Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian form of Asklepios.
ASMIRA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Asmir.
ASMODEJ m Croatian
Croatian form of Asmodaeus.
ASTERIJA f Lithuanian, Croatian (Rare)
Lithuanian and Croatian feminine form of Asterios.
ATALARIK m Croatian, Swedish (Archaic), Norwegian
Croatian, Swedish and Norwegian form of Athalaric.
ATANARIK m Croatian (Rare), Norwegian, Swedish (Archaic)
Croatian, Swedish and Norwegian form of Athanaric.
ATANAZIJE m Croatian
Croatian form of Athanasius.
ATENA f Catalan (Rare), Croatian (Rare), Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Serbian
Catalan, Croatian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Romanian form of Athena.
ATIK m Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian and Serbian form of Atticus.
ATINAGORA m Macedonian (Rare), Serbian (Rare)
Macedonian and Serbian form of Athenagoras.
ATREJ m Croatian
Croatian form of Atreus.
AURELIJAN m Croatian
Croatian form of Aurelian.
AURELIJE m Croatian
Croatian form of Aurelius.
AVAKUM m Serbian (Rare)
Serbian form of Habakkuk.
AVDO m Bosnian
Diminutive of Abdulah.
AVELJ m Serbian (Rare)
Serbian form of Abel.
AVGUSTINA f Slovene, Croatian, Bulgarian
Slovene, Croatian, and Bulgarian form of Augustina.
AVIT m Croatian, French, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Occitan
Croatian, French, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian and Occitan form of Avitus.
AZEM m Albanian, Bosnian
Variant of Azim.
AZEMA f Bosnian (Rare)
Feminine form of Azem.
AZEMINA f Bosnian, Turkish
It probably has its origins from the Arabic language. Az coming from the word عز meaning strength or might and amin coming from the word أمين meaning trustworthy.
AZRUDIN m Bosnian, Arabic
From Arabic زهر (azhar) "shining, bright" and دين (din) "religion, faith".
AZUR m Bosnian
Bosnian male form of Azure. Number 96 in top 100 in 2012 for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
BADEM m Bosnian (Rare)
Means "almond" in Bosnian.
BADEMA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Badem.
BAHO m Bosnian
Short for of Bahtijar.
BAHRUDIN m Bosnian
Bosnian form of Bahr ud-Din, which is a variant transcription of Bahr al-Din (see Bahradin).... [more]
BAHTA f Bosnian (Rare)
Feminine form of Bahtijar.
BAHTIJA m Bosnian
Variant of Bahtijar.
BAHTIJAR m Bosnian
Bosnian form of Bakhtiar.
BAHTJAR m Bosnian
Variant of Bahtijar.
BAHTO m Bosnian (Rare)
Short form of Bahtijar.
BALBIN m Croatian, French, Polish
Croatian, French and Polish form of Balbinus.
BALŠA m Montenegrin, Serbian
Means "strong", "healthy", "big man''.
BARABA m Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Barabbas. Only used as a Biblical name.
BARE f & m Croatian
Croatian nickname for Barbara (female) or Bariša (male).
BARIŠA m Croatian
Derived from Bartol.
BARTUL m Croatian
Croatian variant form of Bartol.
BASARABA f & m Vlach
Derived from Basaraba, which is the Vlach name for the historical region of Bessarabia. It is said to be the native land of the Vlach people.
BAS'CIAN m Istriot
Istriot form of Sebastian.
BAZILA f Croatian
Feminine form of Bazil.
BAZILIJE m Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Basil.
BEATRICA f Croatian, Slovak (Rare)
Croatian and Slovak form of Beatrice.
BELIMIR m Croatian
The first element of this name is derived from Proto-Slavic bělъ "white, pale". Also see Běla, which is of the same etymology. The second element is derived from Slavic mir "peace".
BELIMIRA f Croatian (Rare)
Feminine form of Belimir.
BELKISA f Bosnian (Rare)
Bosnian form of Bilqis.
BELMIN m Bosnian
Male form of Belma.
BELMONDO m Croatian (Rare)
Means "beautiful world", from Italian bel "beautiful, pleasant" and mondo "world". It is used as a surname in Italy.
BELOMIR m Croatian
Variant form of Belimir.
BELOMIRA f Croatian (Rare)
Feminine form of Belomir.
BERIMIR m Croatian
Derived from Slavic brati "reap, gather" (also see Berislav) combined with Slavic mir "peace".
BERIMIRA f Croatian (Rare)
Feminine form of Berimir.
BERINA f Bosnian
Feminine form of Berin.
BERISLAVA f Croatian
Feminine form of Berislav.
BERIVOJ m Croatian (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements birati "to take, to gather" (in an inflected form) and voi "soldier".
BERIZ m Bosnian
Possibly related to Baraz.
BERNARDICA f Croatian
Diminutive of Bernarda.
BERO m Croatian, Various (Rare)
Croatian short form of Berislav.
BETI f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
A short form of Elizabeta.
BIBA f Croatian
Short form of Biserka.
BISERKO m Croatian
Croatian male form of Biserka.
BIZAS m Bosnian, Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Bosnian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Byzas.
BJENVINIDA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Bienvenida.
BLAGOMIR m Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements blag "good, gentle, kind, blessed" and mir "peace".
BLANKICA f Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive form of Blanka.
BLAŽA f Croatian
Short form of Blaženka.
BLAŽENKO m Croatian
Croatian male form of Blaženka.
BOBANA f Serbian
Feminine form of Boban.
BODIN m Serbian (Rare)
Serbian king Constantine Bodin (Serbian and Bulgarian: Константин Бодин; fl. 1072–1108) was a ruler of Duklja, the second, although titular, King of Duklja and Dalmatia from 1081 to 1101, succeeding his father, King Michael... [more]
BOGOJA m Macedonian, Serbian
The name is used in the Balkan countries Macedonia and Serbia. It is from the eastern orthodox church, from the South Slavic language. Dates back since 1926.
BOGOLJUB m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Bog "God" and ljubiti ''to love".
BOGOMILA f Bulgarian, Croatian
Feminine form of Bogomil.
BOGUMILA f Croatian
Feminine form of Bogumil.
BOJISLAV m Croatian (Rare), Czech (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements boji meaning "battle" and slava meaning "glory".
BOLTA m Croatian (Rare)
Variant form of Bolto.
BOLTO m Croatian
Croatian short form of Baltazar, cognate of Slovene Boltežar and Hungarian Boldizsár.
BONIFACIJA f Slovene, Croatian (Rare), Lithuanian (Rare)
Slovenian and Lithuanian feminine form of Boniface. In Lithuanian history, this name was borne by Elžbieta Bonifacija (born and died 1399), the short-lived daughter of Jadwiga I, Queen of Poland and Vladislavas Jogaila, Grand Duke of Lithuania (later Władysław II Jagiełło, King of Poland); the princess was named for her godfather Pope Boniface IX.
BONO m Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Bonus.
BORIMIR m Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Slavic bor "battle" combined with Slavic mir "peace". A known bearer of this name is Borimir Perković (b. 1967), a former Croatian soccer player.
BORIŠA f & m Vlach
Means "fighter", from Vlach boriti meaning "to fight".
BORISAV m Vlach
Means "person who fights" in Vlach.
BORISAVA f Vlach
Feminine form of Borisav.
BORJAN m Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic element bor "battle". Notable bearer is Macedonian conductor Borjan Canev (born 1973).
BOSILJKA f Croatian, Serbian
Derived from bosiljak, Croatian and Serbian name for the herb "basil" (Ocimum basilicum), ultimately from Greek basileus meaning "king".
BOSILJKO m Croatian
Male form of Bosiljka.
BOŽIMIR m Croatian, Serbian
Means "divine peace", derived from Slavic bozy "divine" combined with Slavic mir "peace".
BOŽUR m Serbian (Rare)
Flower name meaning "peony", or more specifically, Paeonia peregrina flower from the peony family. The flower has a symbolic meaning, as it, according to the legend, sprung from the blood of fallen Serbian heroes during the Battle of Kosovo (1389).
BOŽURKA f Serbian (Rare)
Feminine form of Božur.
BRACO m Croatian, Serbian
Taken from the nickname, which originated as a pet form of the word brat meaning ''brother''.
BRAJAN m Serbian, Croatian (Rare)
Serbian name stemming from the word брајо (brajo), a diminutive form of the word "brother".
BRANA f Croatian, Serbian
Nickname for Branka.
BRANE m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Short from of names containing the Slavic element borna "protection", such as Branko, Branimir, Branislav...
BRATIMIR m Croatian, Serbian
There are two possible explanations for the etymology of the first element of this name. The first explanation is that it is derived from Slavic brati "reap, gather", which would make the whole name an older form of Berimir... [more]
BRATOLJUB m Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements bratu "brother" and lyub "love".
BRATOMIR m Croatian, Polish, Serbian
Means "brother of peace", derived from Slavic bratu "brother" combined with Slavic mir "peace". Also compare Bratimir.
BREZA f Croatian (Rare)
Means "birch" in several Slavic languages.
BRUT m Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Russian, Serbian and Ukrainian form of Brutus.
BUDIMIR m Croatian, Serbian
The first element of this name is derived from (Serbo-)Croatian buditi "to awaken, to (a)rouse". The second element is derived from Slavic mir "peace" or "world". In other words, this name is the Croatian and Serbian cognate of the Polish name Budzimir.
BUDIMIRA f Croatian (Rare)
Feminine form of Budimir.
BUDIMIRKA f Croatian (Rare)
Feminine form of Budimir.
BUDISLAV m Czech, Croatian, Serbian
Deroved from buditi, "to wake up", and slava, "fame, glory".
BUDIVOJ m Czech, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from buditi, "to wake up", and voi, "army".
BUGA f Croatian (Rare), Slavic Mythology
From the verb bugariti meaning ‘'to sing'’.... [more]
CAJKA f Serbian
Diminutive of Caja, which is used as a diminutive of Jelisaveta and Stanislava.
ČASTIMIR m Croatian (Rare)
Derived from Croatian čast "honour" (which is ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic čьstь "honour") combined with mir "peace".
ĆAZIMA f Bosnian (Rare)
Feminine form of Ćazim.
CECA f Serbian
Diminutive of Cecilija and Svetlana.
ČEDO m Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic word čedo meaning "child", also used as a nickname for Čedomir.
ČEDOMIL m Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements chedo meaning "child" and milu meaning "gracious, dear".
ĆEJVAN m Bosnian (Rare)
Possibly means "the one who guards a high/elevated position".
CERERA f Croatian, Lithuanian
Croatian and Lithuanian form of Ceres.
CEZARION m Bosnian, Croatian, Polish, Romanian
Bosnian, Croatian, Polish and Romanian form of Caesarion.
CILIKA f Croatian
Diminutive of Cecilija.
CINTIJA f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Cinthia.
CIPRIJAN m Croatian
Croatian form of Cyprian.
ĆIRIL m Croatian
Croatian form of Cyril.
ĆIRILA f Croatian (Rare)
Feminine form of Ćiril.