230 Croatian Baby Names With Meanings

Gifting your baby a beautiful Croatian name is paramount. You do a lot of brainstorming, thinking about the name, meaning, and whether it will sit well with your child’s surname and middle name or not. But MomJunction is here to take some burden off your shoulder. Just keep scrolling.

Croatian is the standard language of Croatia and one of the official languages of the European Union. Being a South Slavic language, most of Croatian vocabulary is derived from the Slavic branch of Indo-European language.

When the Croats arrived in Croatia, they used Slavic names and its corresponding naming customs. But with globalization and modernization, Croatian baby naming system underwent a sea of change. Croatians now follow a unique, and slightly complex structuring, lettering, naming custom and composition, which is similar to most of the European naming systems. Even the given names list has expanded to include borrowed names from all over the world. Although the given names in Croatia are influenced by the names of other countries, the surnames are Slavic and are required to go through Anglicization.

If you’re looking for some Croatian baby name suggestions, you’ve landed at the right place. Below is our compilation of Croatian baby names with meanings.

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
AnaGracious and satisfyingGirl
DavidA beloved friendBoy
ElenaGreek name Helen; bright oneGirl
Emathis means serious or grandmother or nurse or Wife of Jarl.Girl
FilipA horse lover (Spanish)Boy
FrejaReferring to a Lady or a Mistress; a Goddess of beautyGirl
IvanGift of GodGirl
IvanoA form of John, meaning God is gracious.Boy
JakovMay the God watch over youBoy
LanaVariation of Alan, which means Little rock, Harmony, or ConcordGirl
LeonName meaning LionBoy
Lucijathe one who shines, lightGirl
LukaOne who shines his light on othersBoy
MarkoOne who is malny but tenderBoy
MartaLatin - Dedicated to Mars; Warlike; Female Version of Marc; A variant of the name MarthaGirl
MatejOne considered a God's GiftBoy
MateoHe was the gift of GodBoy
MiaThe person who is dearly to everyone.Girl
NikaThe one who is for God's purpose.Unisex
PetarOld Greek - Rock; Stone; A variant of Pero; A form of PeterBoy
PetraA feminine form of Peter; a stone or rockGirl
SaraPrincessGirl
AdrijanaCroatian variant of Adriana, meaning from Adria.Girl
AklinaAdoration, Admiration, high regard, worshipGirl
AljošaSlovene form of Alyosha, meaning helper or defenderBoy
AlojzFamous WarriorBoy
AlojzijeA famous warrior.Boy
AndrejaCroatian form of Andrew, meaning manly or masculine.Boy
AndrijaCroatian form of Andrew, meaning warrior or manly.Boy
AnteaFeminine form of Antaeus, meaning rival.Girl
AntonelaCroatian form of Antonella, meaning worthy of praise.Girl
AntonijoCroatian form of Antonio, meaning worthy of praise.Boy
AntunOne who is invaluable.Boy
AnđelaCroatian form of Angela, meaning angel.Girl
BaldoBa'al protect the king.Boy
BartolCroatian form of Bartholomew meaning son of Talmai.Boy
BartolomejCroatian form of Bartholomew, meaning ploughman.Boy
BasiaForeign womanGirl
BiserkaPearlGirl
BlagoA gentle, mild and blessed boy.Boy
BlagojeVariant of Blago, meaning a mild, gentle and blessed boy.Boy
BorislavBattle glory.Boy
BozicaA Goddess. It is a diminutive for the name "Bozena"Girl
BranimiraFeminine form of Branimir, meaning peaceful world.Girl
BrankaThe term used for protection of glorygirl
BuraShe is like a sea stormGirl
CapekaA little stork.Girl
DalmatCroatian word for sheep.Boy
DamjanCroatian form of Damian, meaning to tame.Boy
DanabothValley or a person from Denmark.Boy
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