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Jovanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Јовановић, pronounced [jǒʋanoʋitɕ, joʋǎː-]) is the most common Serbian surname.[1] It derives from Jovan, which is comparable to John in English. The part ov designates possession: Jovanov means John's. The suffix is a diminutive designation, or descendant designation. So, the last name can be translated as John's son leading to the English equivalent last name of Johnson.

Notable people with the surname include:

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  1. ^ Најчешћа имена и презимена (in Serbian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. 2011.