Our Serbian name database contains 4.261 Serbian first names and 2.322 Serbian surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Serbian name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. The Serbian names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Serbian names as well. To create the Serbian name database we used 42.622 validated Serbian social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Serbian first names

In Serbia, parents typically pick a first name for their child based on tradition and family history. Many parents choose a name that has been passed down through the generations, or one that has a significant meaning or cultural significance. Some parents may also choose a name based on the child's birth date or astrological sign. The choice of a first name is often a very personal and meaningful decision for parents in Serbia.

Popular male Serbian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Nikola 1.117 4.4% Czech Croatian American
Marko 1.040 4.1% Croatian Finnish German
Aleksandar 1.039 4.1% Macedonian Italian Bosnian, Herzegovinian
Miloš 1.008 4.0% Czech Italian Slovak
Milan 820 3.2% Czech American Indian
Ivan 803 3.1% Spanish Mexican American
Vladimir 666 2.6% American Czech German
Dragan 624 2.4% Bosnian, Herzegovinian Italian Croatian
Dejan 619 2.4% Slovene Macedonian Bosnian, Herzegovinian
Stefan 554 2.2% German Dutch American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 42.622 Serbian social media profiles from which 25.518 (60%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Serbian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Jelena 985 5.8% Croatian Italian American
Marija 641 3.7% Croatian Macedonian Italian
Milica 591 3.5% Italian Montenegrin American
Ivana 585 3.4% Croatian Argentinean Italian
Ana 481 2.8% Spanish Brazilian American
Jovana 434 2.5% Italian American Montenegrin
Aleksandra 399 2.3% Polish American British
Dragana 355 2.1% Italian Bosnian, Herzegovinian Macedonian
Maja 350 2.0% Polish Croatian German
Katarina 318 1.9% Slovak Swedish American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 42.622 Serbian social media profiles from which 17.104 (40%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Serbian surnames

In Serbia, surnames typically have Slavic origins and often indicate a person's occupation or location of origin. For example, the surname "Petrovic" indicates that the person is from the Petrovic family or is of Petrovic descent. The surname "Kovac" indicates that the person is a blacksmith or metalworker. Many surnames also have variations depending on gender, with "-ic" or "-ovic" being added to the end of a male surname to indicate a female family member.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Jovanović 831 1.9% Italian American Montenegrin
Petrovic 662 1.6% Italian American Croatian
Nikolic 575 1.3% Italian American Croatian
Markovic 497 1.2% Italian Croatian American
Stojanović 417 1.0% Italian American Croatian
Ilić 415 1.0% Italian German Bosnian, Herzegovinian
Stanković 367 0.9% Italian American Croatian
Popović 348 0.8% Montenegrin Croatian American
Djordjevic 339 0.8% Italian American British
Pavlovic 304 0.7% Croatian American Italian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 42.622 Serbian social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.