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
SnjezanaThe snow woman.Girl
SonoraLoudGirl
SpasenkaRescue or saveGirl
SpomenkaCroatian name for forget-me-not flower.Girl
SreckoLuck, a lucky and fortunate man.Boy
StefaA woman with the crownGirl
ŠtefanijaSlovene and Croatian feminine form of Stephanie. It means crown.Girl
StelaCroatian form of Stella, meaning star.Girl
StipeCroatian diminutive of Stjepan. It means crown.Boy
StjepanaFemale of Stephan, meaning crown.Girl
StudenaCold or chill.Girl
SuncanaSun or sunnyGirl
SvjetlanaCroatian form of Svetlana, meaning light.Girl
TadejaGift from GodGirl
TajanaTo keep secret.Girl
TerezijaCroatian form of Teresa, meaning reaper.Girl
TihanaA quiet person, a saintGirl
TihomiraFemale form of Tihomir. It means quiet and peace world.Girl
TinIn Croatian a suffix name that means a Saint. In Vietnamese it means a thinkerBoy
TomislavTomislav is derived from the Slavic element tomiti, which means torture combined with slava meaning glory.Boy
TonkaCroatian form of Antonia. It means worthy of praise.Girl
TrpimiraThe name is derived from elements trpi endure, bear, suffer and mir meaning peace or world.Girl
TvrtkoHardBoy
UlrikaA female ruler.Girl
UrmaDate fruitGirl
ValerijaStrongGirl
ValpurgaFemale master of the tower.Girl
VanesaCroatian form of Vanessa. It means butterfly.Girl
VanjaCroatian form of John, meaning God is gracious.Boy
VasilijaFeminine form of Basil, meaning king.Girl
VatroslavaFire or flame.Girl
VedranClear and cheerfulBoy
VedranaOne who is jolly and merry.Girl
VelimirGreat peaceBoy
VeneraHonorable and belovedGirl
VeronikaCroatian form of Veronica. It means true and honest.Girl
VeselkaOne who's always happy and cheerful.Girl
VesnaMessengerGirl
VidCroatian form of Wido, meaning wood.Boy
VigoraFeminine form of Vigor, meaning strength and power.Girl
ViktorViktor is a form of Victor and means Victoria.Boy
ViktoriaCroatian form of Victoria, meaning victory.Girl
ViktorijaCroatian form of Victoria, meaning victory.Girl
VincencijaFemale form of Vincent, meaning to conquer.Girl
VineaVineyardGirl
VinkoConquering, a man with conquering and leadership qualities.Boy
VisnjaCroatian word for cherry.Girl
VitaFeminine form of Vitus, meaning life.Girl
VitoCroatian form of Vitus, meaning life.Boy
VitomiraFemale of Vitomir, meaning lord of the peaceful world.Girl
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