Kovačević (Serbo-Croatian, Serbo-Croatian Cyrillic: Ковачевић), Kovačevič (Slovene and Slovak; feminine (Slovak): Kovačevičová) or Kovačovič (Slovak; feminine: Kovačovičová), is a Slavic surname meaning "[black]smith's son". The surname is derived from Kovač, which means "[black]smith", and is the equivalent of English Smithson.

Kovačević is the second most frequent surname in Croatia.[1] It is the equivalent of the Polish surname Kowalewicz which has the same meaning.

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  • Božo Kovačević (born 1955), Croatian politician and diplomat
  • Milan Kovačević (1941–1998), President of the Executive Committee of the Municipal Assembly of Prijedor

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  1. ^ "Most frequent surnames, 2011 Census". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.