Appendix:Serbian given names

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This is a list of first names that are common for Serbs, have origin in Serbia or that are unique to the Serbian culture.

Information on Serbian names[edit]

As with most Western cultures, a child is given a first name chosen by their parents but approved by the godparents of the child (the godparents usually approve the parent's choice). The given name comes first, the surname last, e.g. "Zeljko Popovic", where "Zeljko" is a first name and "Popovic" is a family name.

Serbian first names mostly originate from the wider Slavic (e.g. Miroslav, Vladimir, Zoran) or Orthodox Christian (e.g. Nikola, Djordje, Petar) tradition. The Christian names are derived from the Greek language standard.[1]

As the result of the unification (and Serbianisation) of Republic of Macedonia to Serbia, subsequently Yugoslavia, Serbian names are today very popular in the Republic of Macedonia. Names such as Nenad, Zoran and Slobodan were introduced via Serbian, evidently as; Nenad - Medieval ethnic Serb name, Zoran - traditionally non existant among the Eastern South Slavs (Macedonians and Bulgarians), Slobodan - Sloboden is the correct variant in the Macedonian-Bulgarian languages.

Male names[edit]

Names with Western cognates[edit]

Names ending with -an[edit]

Names ending with -slav[edit]

Names ending with -mir[edit]

The Serbian word "mir" means "peace" in English.

Names ending with -oje[edit]

Names ending with -in[edit]

Names ending with -ko[edit]

Other typical names[edit]

Female names[edit]

Names with Western cognates[edit]

Names ending with -ica[edit]

Names ending with -ana[edit]

Names ending with -ka[edit]

Other typical female names[edit]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.stil-magazin.com/clanak/broj-54-7-januar-2008/stara-srpska-imena