225 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.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
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
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
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
DarijoCroatian form of Darius, meaning to possess.Boy
DavorinA mythological name, meaning god of war.Boy
DejanaGod is combining.Girl
DenielA variant of Daniel, meaning God is my judge.Boy
DijanaPrincessGirl
DinkoSovereign, lord, patron or organizer.Boy
DinoraA form of Hebrew name Dinah, meaning avenged.Girl
DmitarThe one who loves the earth.Boy
DomagojDomagoj is derived from the Slavic elements domu, which means home and gojiti, which means grow, heal, and nurture.Boy
DorijanCroatian form of Dorian, meaning child of the sea.Boy
DraenOne who is clever.Boy
DragutinOne who is dear and precious.Boy
DrevanDear and beloved one.Boy
DubravkaAn oak grove.Girl
DubravkoGrove or tree.Boy
DukoDuko is derived from Doede, meaning a famous wolf.Boy
DusanaSoulGirl
ElizabethaGod is a satisfaction providerGirl
EmerikWork-powerBoy
FraneCroatian form of Francis, meaning freeman.Boy
FranjoCroatian form of Frances, meaning free man.Boy
GabrijelCroatian form of Gabriel, meaning God is my strong man.Boy
GabrijelaA variant of Gabrielle, meaning Woman of God.Girl
GrgaOne who is watchful and alert.Boy
GrgurA watchful and vigilant man.Boy
Hrvoje"Derived from the Croatian word Hrvat meaning ""Croat""."Boy
IlijaCroatian form of Elijah, meaning my God is Yahweh.Boy
ImeA miracleBoy
ImunOne who is clean and immune.Boy
IvanaThe gift of Yahweh.Girl
IvicaGraced by YahwehBoy
IvonaCroatian form of Yvonne, meaning yew.Girl
IvorBow of the warrior.Boy
JadranOne who is named after the Adriatic seaBoy
JadrankaA woman named after the Adriatic seaGirl
JadrankoA man who belongs to Hadria, or from Hadria.Boy
JadrankoOne coming from the city Hadria.Boy
JadrianOne who is like the Adriatic seaBoy
JadrienShe has eyes the color of the Adriatic seaGirl
JakaA very strong womanGirl
JavorMaple treeBoy
JelkaTorch or moonGirl
JerkoA diminutive of Jeromin.Boy
JeronimOne who is saved from the harm, a holy name.Boy
JosipaCroatian form of Josephine, meaning he will add.Girl
JozoCroatian version of Joseph, meaning God will add.Boy
JureCroatian version of George, meaning farmer or earth worker.Boy
JuricaCroatian form of Simon, meaning farmer.Boy
KarloKarlo means Man with ArmorBoy
KeftenIt means a chestnut; naughty and nurturingBoy
KestenCroatian word for chestnut.Boy
KlaudijaKlaudija means She is Lame and CrippledGirl
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