Our Croatian name database contains 3.929 Croatian first names and 1.951 Croatian surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Croatian name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. The Croatian names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Croatian names as well. To create the Croatian name database we used 22.911 validated Croatian social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Croatian first names

In Croatia, parents typically pick a first name for their child based on family tradition, religious beliefs, and personal preference. Many families choose a name that has been passed down through generations, while others choose a name that has religious significance or a name that they simply like. Parents may also consider the popularity of a name and the potential nicknames that may be associated with it. Ultimately, the decision is made by the parents with input from family members and close friends.

Popular male Croatian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Ivan 742 5.4% Spanish Mexican American
Marko 453 3.3% Serbian Finnish German
Tomislav 341 2.5% Serbian German American
Mario 266 1.9% Spanish American Mexican
Goran 254 1.8% Serbian Swedish Macedonian
Luka 243 1.8% Slovene Serbian American
Josip 238 1.7% German Bosnian, Herzegovinian American
Igor 231 1.7% Brazilian American Serbian
Hrvoje 191 1.4% German American British
Nikola 181 1.3% Serbian Czech American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 22.911 Croatian social media profiles from which 13.848 (60%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Croatian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Ivana 366 4.0% Serbian Argentinean Italian
Ana 293 3.2% Spanish Brazilian American
Maja 183 2.0% Serbian Polish German
Marija 178 2.0% Serbian Macedonian Italian
Martina 160 1.8% Italian German American
Petra 147 1.6% Dutch German Czech
Marina 140 1.5% Spanish Brazilian American
Kristina 139 1.5% American British German
Jelena 134 1.5% Serbian Italian American
Iva 128 1.4% American Serbian Czech
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 22.911 Croatian social media profiles from which 9.063 (40%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Croatian surnames

In Croatia, surnames typically have a patronymic origin, meaning they are based on the father's first name. For example, if a father's first name is Ivan, his son's surname would be Ivanić. Women typically take their husband's surname upon marriage. However, some people may also have surnames that are derived from their profession or place of origin. In recent years, some people have also chosen to adopt a surname that is not of traditional Croatian origin.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Horvat 134 0.6% Slovene American German
Kovacevic 102 0.4% Serbian Bosnian, Herzegovinian American
Novak 79 0.3% American Czech Slovene
Kovacic 73 0.3% Slovene American Serbian
Marić 71 0.3% Serbian Bosnian, Herzegovinian German
Babić 67 0.3% Serbian Bosnian, Herzegovinian American
Matic 65 0.3% Serbian American Italian
Pavlović 63 0.3% Serbian American Italian
Vukovic 62 0.3% Serbian Montenegrin Bosnian, Herzegovinian
Tomić 57 0.2% Serbian Bosnian, Herzegovinian German
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 22.911 Croatian social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.