Our Slovene name database contains 10.412 Slovene first names and 1.487 Slovene surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Slovene name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. In Slovenia we received a name and gender database from the Slovene government and merged it with publicly available data sets. To create the Slovene name database we used 16.714 validated Slovene social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Slovene first names

In Slovenia, parents typically pick a first name for their child based on a combination of cultural and personal preferences. Many families choose names that have traditional Slavic or Catholic origins, such as Maria or Janez. However, modern and popular names from other cultures are also common. Parents may also consider the meaning of the name or its compatibility with the child's surname. Ultimately, the decision is often a personal one made by the parents after much discussion and consideration.

Popular male Slovene names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Marko 268 2.5% Serbian Croatian Finnish
Andrej 217 2.0% Slovak German Belgian
Miha 200 1.9% Romanian German British
Luka 195 1.8% Croatian Serbian American
Matej 191 1.8% Czech Slovak Croatian
Rok 173 1.6% American British French
Matjaž 165 1.5% British American Indian
Jure 162 1.5% Croatian American German
Ales 152 1.4% Czech Spanish American
Gregor 148 1.4% German British Austrian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 16.714 Slovene social media profiles from which 10.693 (64%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Slovene names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Nina 136 2.3% American British German
Maja 134 2.2% Serbian Polish Croatian
Ana 123 2.0% Spanish Brazilian American
Anja 107 1.8% German Dutch American
Petra 100 1.7% Dutch German Czech
špela 88 1.5% British American Austrian
Tina 80 1.3% American British German
Katja 77 1.3% German Finnish Dutch
Urška 74 1.2% British American Swiss
Mateja 70 1.2% Croatian Serbian British
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 16.714 Slovene social media profiles from which 6.021 (36%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Slovene surnames

In Slovenia, surnames typically indicate the father's first name or occupation. For example, a person named Janez Novak would indicate that their father's first name was Janez, while a person named Lovro Kovac would indicate that their father's occupation was a blacksmith (kovac in Slovenian). Married women typically take on their husband's surname, although they can also choose to keep their maiden name.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Novak 101 0.6% American Czech Croatian
Horvat 59 0.4% Croatian American German
Kovačič 45 0.3% Croatian American Serbian
Kos 45 0.3% Dutch Polish American
Krajnc 40 0.2% British Austrian German
Vidmar 39 0.2% American Brazilian Croatian
Božič 39 0.2% Serbian Croatian Bosnian, Herzegovinian
Rozman 35 0.2% American Canadian Croatian
Potočnik 34 0.2% American Austrian Belgian
Zupancic 32 0.2% American Croatian Dutch
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 16.714 Slovene social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.