Matić (Serbian Cyrillic: Матић, Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [mǎːtitɕ]) is a common Croatian or Serbian surname. It is a patronymic name of Mate, the Croatian, or Matija, both Croatian and Serbian variants of the Latin name Mathaeus, English Matthew.[1] According to Croatian-genealogy, the surname Matić is typically of Croat ethnicity, but it is carried by Serbian and Bosnian people as well.[1]

Matić is the most common surname in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County in Croatia, and among the most frequent ones in another three counties.[2]

Notable people with the name include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lidija Sambunjak. "Most common Croatian surnames". Croatian genealogy web site. Retrieved 2012-10-19. Sources: Petar Šimunović, Hrvatska prezimena, Golden Marketing-Tehnička knjiga, Zagreb, 2006; Enciklopedija hrvatskih prezimena, Nacionalni rodoslovni centar, 2008
  2. ^ "Most frequent surnames, 2011 Census". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.