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L1 Common Names

These are the most common names in Croatia in recent decades, from government statistics and other sources. Names marked with * are popular in 2000's, at least according to lists of primary schools students.

These are the common female names (all ending in -a):

Ana *
Anamarija
Andreja ¹
Antonija ¹
Anita
Anja
Arijana ¹
Barbara
Branka
Brankica
Dora *
Dunja
Elena
Ema *
Eva
Gabrijela
Hana
Gordana
Helena
Irena
Iva
Ivana
Ivona
Jadranka
Jana
Jasmina
Jelena
Karla *
Kata
Katarina
Katica
Klara
Kristina
Ksenija
Lana *
Laura *
Lea *
Leona
Leonarda
Lidija
Lorena
Lucija *
Ljubica
Lucija *
Magdalena
Maja
Marija *
Marijana
Marina
Marta *
Martina *
Maša
Matea *
Mia *
Mihaela
Mirjana
Mirna
Monika
Morana
Nada
Natalija
Nika *
Nikolina
Nina
Paola
Patricija
Petra *
Renata
Sandra
Sanja
Sara *
Snježana
Silvija
Suzana
Tanja
Tamara
Tea *
Tena
Tihana
Tina
Valentina
Vedrana
Vesna
Željka

Names marked with a subscript one (¹) are also often found in alternative spelling, without the -j-, e.g. Andrea instead of Andreja.

These are common (and less common) female names not ending in -a and therefore not changing in cases:

Dolores    
Doris
Eli
Erin
Ines *
Ingrid    
Iris
Karmen    
Natali
Nives
Meri
Stefani

These are common male names ending in a consonant:

(under construction)

Alen
Antun
Branimir
Damir
Davor
Danijel
Dejan
David *
Domagoj
Dominik *  
Dragan
Dragutin  
Filip *
Fran *
Goran
Igor
Ivan *
Jakov
Jan *
Josip
Krešimir  
Kristijan
Krunoslav  
Leon *
Marijan
Marin
Matej
Mihael
Milan
Miroslav
Mladen
Petar (Petr-)
Patrik
Stjepan
Tin *
Tomislav
Vedran
Vladimir
Zoran
Zvonimir

There are male names like Rene that behave as if ending in a consonant (A Renea, etc.).

These are common male names ending in -o or -e; when they get any case ending, the final vowel is removed (e.g. Marko → A Marka):

Darko
Hrvoje
Jadranko    
Karlo
Leo
Marko *   
Mateo *
Matko
Mirko
Roko
Silvije
Slavko    
Vlatko
Zlatko
Žarko
Željko

The following male names are common in Dubrovnik and the surrounding area; they change as Marko:

Đivo    
Niko
Pavo    

Stijepo    
Vlaho

These are common male names ending in -io; when they get any case ending, it's attached to -ij- (e.g. Mario → A Marija):

Antonio    
Dario    
Mario    
Silvio

These are common male names ending in -a. They change as any noun in -a:

Andrija    
Borna
Ivica    
Jurica
Luka
Matija    
Nikola *
Saša

Some of these names, e.g. Borna, Ivica and Saša as sometimes used as female names.

There are common male names (historically nicknames) that behave as if ending in -a, that is, Ante → A Antu, etc.

Ante
Braco    
Bruno
Dado
Dino
Drago
Duje
Edo
Frano
Franjo    
Ive
Ivo
Jure
Krešo
Kruno    
Lovro *
Ljubo
Mate
Mato
Mišo
Pero
Stipe
Tomo
Vlado

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5 Easy Croatian: L1 Common Names These are the most common names in Croatia in recent decades, from government statistics and other sources. Names marked with * are popular ...

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