106 Croatian Baby Boy Names With Meanings

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Croatia is a country of Roman Catholics, which is renowned for its own culture and customs. Croatian names follow a unique structure influenced by the Slavic people and other traditional European naming systems. These names, characterized by strong and distinct sounds, make them stand out in a global context.

But modernization and globalization have taken the Croatian naming styles beyond the Slavic customs, and new names are being borrowed worldwide. Do you know that naming conventions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Croatia exhibit remarkable similarities as a majority of family names in these countries end with the suffix -ić (sometimes written as -ic), often with variations like -ević or -ović (1)?

Early in the 7th century, the Croatian population adopted Slavic names and corresponding naming traditions under the influence of Slavic customs. Generally, Croatian names follow the structure of a given name followed by a family name, although there are exceptions based on specific naming customs.

These practices have been integral to Croatian culture for over four centuries. Due to modernization and globalization, given names and surnames have recently expanded beyond traditional Slavic norms, incorporating names from various cultures worldwide.

The popularity of these names transcends beyond Croatia, appealing to parents seeking exceptional and meaningful names for their little ones. Whether nature-inspired, religious, or embodying family customs, these names carry a sense of identity and connection to the rich Croatian heritage, making them a truly special choice for any baby boy. In this MomJunction post, we have curated a list of modern and noble names you can choose for your baby boy. Read on to find the perfect one for him.

NameGenderMeaning
heart image David Baby Boy Sign Boy Beloved
heart image Filip Baby Boy Sign Boy A horse lover
heart image Ivano Baby Boy Sign Boy God is gracious
heart image Jakov Baby Boy Sign Boy May God watch over you
heart image Leon Baby Boy Sign Boy Lion
heart image Luka Baby Boy Sign Boy From Lucania; Light
heart image Marko Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is manly but tender
heart image Matej Baby Boy Sign Boy God's gift
heart image Mateo Baby Boy Sign Boy Gift of God
heart image Nika Unisex Baby Sign Unisex People's victory
heart image Petar Baby Boy Sign Boy Rock; Stone; A variant of Pero; A form of Peter
heart image Alojz Baby Boy Sign Boy Famous Warrior
heart image Alojzije Baby Boy Sign Boy Famous warrior
heart image Andreja Baby Boy Sign Boy Croatian form of Andrew; Manly or masculine
heart image Andrija Baby Boy Sign Boy Croatian form of Andrew; Warrior or manly
heart image Antonijo Baby Boy Sign Boy Worthy of praise; Croatian form of Antonella
heart image Antun Baby Boy Sign Boy Invaluable
heart image Baldo Baby Boy Sign Boy Protect the king
heart image Bartol Baby Boy Sign Boy Son of Talmai
heart image Bartolomej Baby Boy Sign Boy Ploughman
heart image Blago Baby Boy Sign Boy A gentle, mild and blessed boy
heart image Blagoje Baby Boy Sign Boy Mild, gentle and blessed boy; Variant of Blago
heart image Borislav Baby Boy Sign Boy Battle glory
heart image Dalmat Baby Boy Sign Boy Sheep
heart image Damjan Baby Boy Sign Boy To tame
heart image Danaboth Baby Boy Sign Boy Valley; A person from Denmark
heart image Darijo Baby Boy Sign Boy To possess
heart image Davorin Baby Boy Sign Boy God of war
heart image Deniel Baby Boy Sign Boy A variant of Daniel; God is my judge
heart image Dinko Baby Boy Sign Boy Sovereign, lord, patron, or organizer
heart image Dmitar Baby Boy Sign Boy The one who loves the earth
heart image Domagoj Baby Boy Sign Boy Home; Grow; Heal; Nurture
heart image Dorijan Baby Boy Sign Boy Croatian form of Dorian; Child of the sea
heart image Draen Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is clever
heart image Dragutin Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is dear and precious
heart image Drazen Baby Boy Sign Boy Dragon; Precious
heart image Drevan Baby Boy Sign Boy Dear and beloved one
heart image Dubravko Baby Boy Sign Boy Grove; Tree
heart image Duko Baby Boy Sign Boy Famous wolf
heart image Emerik Baby Boy Sign Boy Work-power
heart image Frane Baby Boy Sign Boy Free man
heart image Franjo Baby Boy Sign Boy Free man
heart image Gabrijel Baby Boy Sign Boy God is my strong man
heart image Grga Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is watchful and alert
heart image Grgur Baby Boy Sign Boy A watchful and vigilant man
heart image Hrvoje Baby Boy Sign Boy Derived from the Croatian Hrvat meaning, Croat
heart image Ilija Baby Boy Sign Boy Croatian form of Elijah; My God is Yahweh
heart image Ime Baby Boy Sign Boy A miracle
heart image Imun Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is clean and immune
heart image Ivica Baby Boy Sign Boy Graced by Yahweh
heart image Ivor Baby Boy Sign Boy Bow of the warrior
heart image Jadran Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is named after the Adriatic sea
heart image Jadranko Baby Boy Sign Boy A man who belongs to Hadria or from Hadria
heart image Jadrian Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is like the Adriatic sea
heart image Javor Baby Boy Sign Boy Maple tree
heart image Jerko Baby Boy Sign Boy Sacred name
heart image Jeronim Baby Boy Sign Boy Protected from harm; Holy name
heart image Jozo Baby Boy Sign Boy Croatian version of Joseph; God will add
heart image Jure Baby Boy Sign Boy Croatian version of George, farmer or earth worker
heart image Jurica Baby Boy Sign Boy Croatian form of Simon, farmer.
heart image Karlo Baby Boy Sign Boy Man with armor
heart image Keften Baby Boy Sign Boy Chestnut; Naughty and nurturing
heart image Kesten Baby Boy Sign Boy Croatian word for chestnut
heart image Kreo Baby Boy Sign Boy I create or the creator.
heart image Kristijan Baby Boy Sign Boy Croatian form of Christian, meaning follower of Christ.
heart image Kristofor Baby Boy Sign Boy The worshipper of Christ
heart image Krsto Baby Boy Sign Boy Cross
heart image Kruno Baby Boy Sign Boy Short form of Krunoslav. It means glory to the crown.
heart image Krunoslav Baby Boy Sign Boy Glory to the crown.
heart image Ljubo Baby Boy Sign Boy Peace and love
heart image Ljubomir Baby Boy Sign Boy One who loves peace
heart image Lovre Baby Boy Sign Boy Short form of Lovrenco; From Laurentum
heart image Lovrenco Baby Boy Sign Boy Croatian form of Lawrence; From Laurentum
heart image Lovro Baby Boy Sign Boy Short form of Lovrenc
heart image Lucijan Baby Boy Sign Boy One who is born into light
heart image Mario Baby Boy Sign Boy Warlike; Mars
heart image Matija Baby Boy Sign Boy Croatian form of Matthias, meaning Gift of God
heart image Matko Baby Boy Sign Boy Gift of Yahweh; Diminutive of Matthias
heart image Miho Baby Boy Sign Boy Croatian form of Michael, meaning who is like God?
heart image Mihovil Baby Boy Sign Boy Croatian form of Michael, meaning who is like God?
heart image Mislav Baby Boy Sign Boy The thought of glory
heart image Pavao Baby Boy Sign Boy Croatian form of Paul; Small or humble
heart image Roko Baby Boy Sign Boy Rest; Croatian form of Rocco
heart image Sebastijan Baby Boy Sign Boy Slovene form of Sebastianus; From Sebaste
heart image Slavco Baby Boy Sign Boy One who brings glory to the family
heart image Srecko Baby Boy Sign Boy Luck; A lucky and fortunate man
heart image Stipe Baby Boy Sign Boy Croatian diminutive of Stjepan; Crown
heart image Tin Baby Boy Sign Boy A Saint; A thinker
heart image Tomislav Baby Boy Sign Boy Torture and glory
heart image Tvrtko Baby Boy Sign Boy Hard
heart image Vanja Baby Boy Sign Boy God is gracious
heart image Vedran Baby Boy Sign Boy Clear; Cheerful
heart image Velimir Baby Boy Sign Boy Great peace
heart image Vid Baby Boy Sign Boy Wood
heart image Viktor Baby Boy Sign Boy A form of Victor
heart image Vinko Baby Boy Sign Boy Conquering; A man with conquering and leadership qualities
heart image Vito Baby Boy Sign Boy Derived from Vitus; Life
heart image Vjeko Baby Boy Sign Boy Glory of the ages
heart image Vjekoslav Baby Boy Sign Boy Glory of the ages
heart image Vlaho Baby Boy Sign Boy One who talks with a lisp
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Croatian boy names often hold deep meanings, signifying virtues, historical figures, or natural elements. With a perfect blend of classic and contemporary options, Croatian baby boy names provide parents with a wide range of choices to find the ideal name for their little ones. These names not only connect children to their Croatian lineage but also add a touch of charm and individuality to their lives.

Infographic: Meaningful And Cute Croatian Boy Names With Meanings

Croatian baby boy names reflect the East European country’s rich cultural heritage and history and often carry profound meanings. With a blend of antiquity and modernity, Croatian baby boy names are a cherished choice among parents worldwide. Go through the below infographic to explore some inspiring names and pick the best one for your adorable boy.

charming croatian boy names for your little lad (infographic)

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Frequently Asked Questions

1.What are three-letter Croatian names?

Some three-letter Croatian names include Ana, Ivo, Ema, Tea, and Mia.

2.What modern Croatian baby boy names are gaining popularity?

Ivan, Marko, Josip, Stjepan, and Tomislav are some Croatian baby boy names that have been gaining popularity in the 21st century.

3. How do parents in Croatia typically choose a name for their baby boy?

The Croatian naming convention typically follows the Eastern naming order in which the family names come before the first name. However, in recent years, many have followed Western styles, such as the first name before the family name. Some family names may have the suffix, which is the '-ich' in anglicized form (1).

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  1. A GUIDE TO NAMES AND NAMING PRACTICES
    https://www.fbiic.gov/public/2008/nov/Naming_practice_guide_UK_2006.pdf
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