Kovač

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Kovač (Serbo-Croatian Cyrillic: Ковач), meaning "blacksmith" in South Slavic languages, is a common surname in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia and Serbia.

Kovač is a common surname in Croatia, with 9,614 carriers (2011 census),[1] most of them living in northern and eastern parts of the country. The surname is one of the most common surnames in five counties of Croatia.[2] It is common in Serbia, with 8,749 people bearing it. In Slovenia, some 4,800 have this surname. Outside Europe, the surname is fairly common in the United States (especially Texas and California), Canada, and South America.[3]

The surname Kovács is the Hungarian loanword of this word, and is one of the most frequent surnames in Hungary. The Romanian form is Covaci, and it is also a relatively frequent surname in Romania. The derivative forms Kovačić or Slovenian Kovačič, as well as Kovačević and Bulgarian Kovachev, are also very common.

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Fictional charactersEdit

  • Luka Kovač, doctor portrayed by Goran Višnjić on ER
  • Steve Kovac, character cryogenically frozen in Howard Fast's The Cold, Cold Box

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Names and surnames in Republic of Croatia". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. Retrieved 2013-09-08.
  2. ^ "Most frequent surnames, 2011 Census". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  3. ^ "Last name Kovač around the world". mondonomo.com. Retrieved 2022-09-28.