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25 Names From Croatia That Are Up and Coming

For many parents find the right given name for a baby can be a stressful decision.  After all, a name is what gives us an identity in this world, and it is something that we will carry with us forever. That's why most of parents take the task of finding the perfect name quite seriously. When it comes to find the right name experts suggest to parents try to find different sources of inspiration, check the spelling, pronunciation, meanings, keep their last name in mind, verify that the meaning is in tune with their religious beliefs and values, and also ask the opinion of their loved ones in case they want someone to guide them in this process.

Another of the great challenges parents face today is to be original. This new generation of parents are looking for names that are not so common. They try to get away from typical names like John and Ashley because those kind of names tend to be too repetitive in classrooms, and among the children of their friends, which is why parents sometimes seek inspiration in foreign names in search of that originality they want for their kids.

Croatian names may be what some parents look for today, these names follow a complex composition,  but in them parents can find elegance and originality. Although, Croatian names have some similarities with European names, their unique way of spelling and writing, make them  quite striking in the English-speaking countries, especially in countries like Canada and the United States. Finally, here are 25 beautiful Croatian baby names that parents will love for their little joy.

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25 Ana

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Ana is a baby girl name that has diverse origins such as Croatian, Spanish, Portuguese, Slovene, Bulgarian, Romanian, Serbian, Macedonian, and Georgian. This name is another version of the feminine name Anna or Annie, and it means "grace."

This could be a great option for parents who love short names, and are seeking for something easy to write, spell, and learn. Ana is a given name full of grace that combine quite well with diverse surnames around the world, and it's most common to hear it with one "n" in European countries. So, Ana could be a nice option for parents who seek something different but not too wild or complex.

24 Antun

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Antun is a masculine name that has Croatian and Latin origins. The name is a Croatian version of the English name Anthony, and it means “priceless; inestimable or praiseworthy”. According to Baby Center this baby boy name is currently ranked in the position number 8.850 in the popularity charts.

Antun is a name quite popular in Croatia but uncommon in other countries, making it a great option for parents who are looking for something outside of the typical baby boy names in the English-speaking countries. This name is a charming and strong, it's easy to spell, write and learn. Finally, it's easy  to combine with different surnames.

23 Capeka

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Capeka is a girl name that comes from Croatia. This name means " little stork" and it's more common to hear it in European countries.

So, the big question, why Capeka could be the best option for a baby girl? Because this name is unique, has an strong personality, and each of the letters of this given name is impregnated with a certain charisma that attracts people. Capeka is the perfect option for parents who enjoy thinking outside the box, and are looking for something original but not too wild for their little princess. In addition, this name combines very well with English-speaking surnames and middle names.

22 Bartolomej

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Bartolomej is a baby boy name that has three different origins, such as Greek, Slovak, and Croatian. This masculine name is a derivation of the name Bartholomew, which means "Son of Talmai", and it's usually popular in countries like Czech Republic, and Croatia.

Bartolomej is a strong baby boy name, that has personality, and  has a unique charm when you hear it for the first time. This name is ideal for parents who adore long given names that are rare to hear among the children of their friends. In addition, I must emphasize that this name combines quite well with different English-speaking surnames, and middle names.

21 Dubravka

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Dubravka is a girl name that has different roots such as Croatian, Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian, and Slovak. According to experts the origin of this name is still today quite uncertain, but most of the names records in history suggest that Dubravka is the feminine form of the name Dubravko.

Usually, women who bear this name are associated with a strong personality, and an independent nature. As the previous given name, Dubravka is a long name, but in each of it's letters lies its charm. This baby girl name could be the ideal option for parents who enjoy thinking outside the box, and who are not afraid to play with diverse combinations between the given name, and the middle name.

20 Dmitar

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Dmitar is a baby boy name that has diverse origins such as Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, and Greek. This name is a variation of the name Demetrius, and the Greek goddess Demeter, whose name means "earth mother." According to the website Babycenter, the name is currently ranked number 8.850 in the popularity charts.

Dmitar is a catchy name. Each one of its letters is impregnated with a certain charm that attracts the attention of the people around the person who bear this name. Dmitar is unique but without being something too complex and wild, its elegant an easy to combine with diverse middle names, and surnames around the world.

19 Ema

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Ema is a baby girl name that has diverse origins such as Croatian, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, and Slovak. Curiously, this name can also be used as a boys name, but it's rare to hear it nowadays as a masculine given name. According to Babycenter the name Ema is currently ranked in the position number  661 in the popularity charts.

Many times parents forget that elegance and beauty lies in simplicity, and that is what makes Ema with one "m" so unique. This feminine name is attractive and full of grace, besides it's easy to combine with English-speaking middle names and surnames.

18 Emerik

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Emerik is a masculine name that has two origins, Croatian, and Slovene. This name is a different form of the given name Emmerich a Germanic name, which means "power", "whole, universal" or "home." Emerik is quite common in European countries, and according to Babycenter the name is currently ranked in the position number 11.608 in the popularity charts.

This given name has a strong personality and certain charm. Among its qualities I can highlight that it's different in a good way and not that common in English-speaking countries, besides it's easy to learn, write and spell, and could be the perfect option for a baby boy. Finally, its right pronunciation in English is E-me-rik.

17 Fran

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Fran is a masculine name that has diverse origins such as Croatian, Spanish, English, Slovak, and Latin. This name means "Frenchman or free man", and it's also a diverse form of names such as Francis and Frances. Curiously, this name can be used for girls too.

Many parents love short names because they are easy to learn and do not require a long explanation when it comes to introducing the baby or filling out legal documents. Fran is charming and elegant,  it's also easy to combine with diverse middle names and surnames. Currently, the name is ranked in the position number 3.614 in the popularity charts.

16 Gabrijela

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Gabrijela is a feminine name that comes from Croatia. This name is a variation of the given name Gabriela that has Portuguese, and Spanish roots. The name Gabrijela is very common to hear among women in Croatia, but in other countries, especially in the English-speaking, it's very rare to find, that's why I believe that Grabijela could be a great option for parents who love to think outside the box, and are seeking for a baby girl name out of the ordinary in their countries.

According to Babycenter the name is currently ranked in the position number 19.732 in the popularity charts.

15 Hrvoje

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Hrvoje is a baby boy name that comes from Croatia. This given name derived from the Croatian word Hrvat, which means "Croat". According to the website Babycenter the name it's currently ranked in the position number 12.842 in the popularity names.

Hrvoje definitely  is the ideal name for those parents who are looking for something 100% different from the typical male names in the English speaking countries. Among it's qualities I can highlight the fact that Hrvoje its a charming name that has a strong personality,  what makes it hard to forget the person who bear this name. Finally, this name sounds pretty well with diverse English surnames, and middle names.

14 Ivona

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Ivona is a feminine name that has diverse origins such as Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, and Macedonian. The name is a variation of the Russian given name Yvonne. According to Babycenter the name it's currently ranked in the position number 9.423 in the popularity charts.

Ivona is a lovely name for a baby girl. It's different and rare to hear among girls in  English-speaking countries, so for parents who are wishing to find something not that common but at the same time classy, Ivona could be the right option for their little princess. Also I can emphasize that this given name is easy to combine with diverse middle names, and surnames.

13 Ivor

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Ivor is a masculine name that has diverse roots such as Croatian, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and English. The name comes from the Old Norse name Ívarr, which was derived from the elements yr "yew, bow" and arr "warrior". According to Behind the Name, Ivor was brought during the Middle Ages to Britain by Scandinavian settlers. And althought the name is mostly used for men it can be used as a given name for women too.

Ivor is a name quite common in countries like Croatia and the United States, but even though it's still a charming option for a baby boy. Currently, the name is ranked number 18.262 in the popularity charts.

12 Jadrien

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Jadrien is a baby girl name that can be used as a baby boy name too. This name has Croatian and English roots, and it's the result of the combination of Jay and Adrien.Jadrien is a lovely name that has a strong personality. In fact, women who bear this name are usually associated with having an independent and charming personality. Jadrien is a name that's easy to learn, write and spell, it also combines pretty well with different surnames and middle names. It's right pronunciation in English is JAY dree en, and it's currently ranked in the position number 16.376 in the popularity charts.

11 Jakov

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Jakov is a masculine name that has diverse origins such as Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, and English. This name is a variation of the name Jacob and James. Usually, this name is more common to hear among men in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

So, the big question, why Jakov could be the best option for a baby boy? If the parents love to think outside the box and are not afraid to play with the letters, Jakov can add that touch of originality any parent seek in their journey to find the right name. Currently, the name is ranked number 4.266 in the popularity charts.

10 Klimentina

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Klimentina is a baby girl name that has diverse origins such as Croatian, Latin, Bulgarian, and Macedonian. This name derives from the Latin " clēmēns", so its a derivation of the name Clementina, and among its different meanings we can highlight the following “merciful", "lenient", "gentle", and "peaceful."

Klimentina is a name worthy of a princess, and can be the ideal option for that little girl who will come to the life of the parents to cheer them up for the rest of their lives. As a name that begins with the letter "K", it gives that touch of originality to a name that is commonly found in lists of classic names in English speaking countries. Klimentina is also a name that is charming and easy to combine with different surnames and middle names.

9 Kristofor

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Kristofor is a masculine name that has roots such as Croatian, English, and Greek. This name derives from the Ancient Greek name “Khristóphoros”, and its a variation of the English name Christopher . As a first name, Christopher has been in use since the 15th century. And according to Name Doctor the meaning of the name it's also based on the legend of St. Christopher carrying the Christ child across the water.

Kristofor could be a lovely choice for a baby boy, especially if parents want something different but elegant at the same time. Currently, the name is ranked in the position number 13.634 in the popularity charts.

8 Mirna

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Mirna is a feminine name that comes from Croatia and Serbia. This name means "peaceful" and can be used for baby boys too.

As most of short names the beauty of the name Mirna lies in its simplicity. The name is easy to write, spell, and pronounce, besides its easy to combine with diverse surnames around the world, making it a perfect option for a little princess. Another great quality about the name its that is rare to hear among girls in English speaking countries, so parents who are looking for something different may find what they want in this beautiful name.

7 Miho

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Miho is a masculine name that has origins such as Croatian, Hebrew, and Slovak. Miho is a variation of the name Michael but nowadays you can find it as a girls name too. According to Doctor Name this name derives from the Hebrew: "mı̂ykâ'êl", derived from the question "who is like God?" In fact, the name first appears in the Bible, when they mentioned the archangel Michael referred (Daniel 12:1), considered a saint by the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church.

If parents are looking for a short and catchy name for their little prince, Miho may be all they were expecting for the name of their son.

6 Radmila

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Radmila is a baby girl name that has roots such as Croatian, Serbian, and Czech. This name is the feminine version of the name Radomil, and it means "industrious for the people."

Radmila is a name full of grace that comes along with an strong personality. This name is kind of difficult to forget, and has a certain charm that captures the attention of the people around her. Radmila may be the right choice for parents who enjoy thinking outside the box, and seek a name unique and beautiful for their little princess, besides, the name is easy to combine with diverse surnames and middle names.

5 Roko

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Roko is a baby boy name that has three origins such as Croatian, German, and Slovak. This name is a variation of the name Rocco which means "rest". The charm of these type of names is that there is a variation in the English-speaking countries, so the name sounds familiar when people hear it, while the consonant "K" serves as a differentiating factor that gives the name that touch of originality.

Roko is a short name that comes along with an strong personality. It's easy to spell, write, and pronounce, besides combines easily with diverse surnames around the world. Currently, the name is ranked in the position number 3.923 in the popularity charts.

4 Nika

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Nika is one of those names that look good in both, boys and girls, but it's more common to hear it as a baby girl name. Nika has diverse origins such as Russian, Greek, Slovak, and Croatian. It's believed that the name is the feminine form of the given name Nikola, while in Greece the name and its derivatives are especially popular in maritime regions, as St. Nicholas is considered the protector saint of seafarers. Nika means "victory" or " success."

Nika is a charming name ideal for that little joy that it's about to come to the life of his parents. Currently, the name is ranked 7.106 in the popularity charts.

3 Viktoria

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Viktoria is a feminine name that has origins such as Croatian, Latin, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Bulgarian. This name is a variation of the name Victoria that means "victory", and it's usually more common to hear in countries such as Croatia, Hungary, Austria, and Iceland.

This name is ideal for parents who seek something different but not to crazy or complex to pronounce. Viktoria offers to parents an elegant name that easily combine with diverse surnames and middle names. Additionally,  it comes with that touch of originality. Currently, the name is ranked  number 2.640 in the popularity charts.

2 Viktor

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Viktor is a masculine name that has diverse roots such as Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Serbian, and Macedonian. As Viktoria this name is a variation of the name Victor that means "victory." Although many Potterheads will associate this name with the character Viktor Krum, an student of Durmstrang Institute for Magical Learning, and Hermione's romantic interest in the Harry Potter books for a season.

Viktor is a charming name full of personality, ideal for parents who want something different that allows their son to stand out from the rest of the children. Currently, the name is ranked in the position number 820 in the popularity charts.

1 Ziva

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Ziva is a feminine name that can be used for boys too, but its more common to hear as a woman name. This name has diverse roots such as Croatian, Hebrew, and Slovak. It means "brilliance" or "brightness", and it's the feminine form of the name Ziv, while it's right pronunciation in English is ZEEV-uh.

This is the kind of given name that parents who enjoy thinking outside the box love. It's different, full of grace, easy to write, learn, and spell, and combine pretty well with most of the English-speaking surnames. Finally, the name is currently ranked in the position 1.087 in the popularity charts.

References: momjunction.comcroatiaweek.commom365.com, name-doctor.combehindthename.com, and babynames.extraprepare.com

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