Popović – Wikipedia

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Popović (Serbian Cyrillic: Поповић; Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [pǒpoʋitɕ]) or Popovich or Popovitch (Russian: Попо́вич) is a common Serbian, Russian, Montenegrin, Bosnian, Romanian, Croatian, Ukrainian and Belarusian surname, and sometimes a patronymic meaning son of a priest.

Geographical distribution[edit]

As of 2014, the frequency of the surname Popović was highest in Montenegro (1: 68), followed by Serbia (1: 145), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1: 354), Croatia (1: 690), Slovenia (1: 1,485) and North Macedonia (1: 2,066).[1]

The frequency of the surname Popovich was highest in Ukraine (1: 1,530), followed by Moldova (1: 4,735), Belarus (1: 9,762) and Russia (1: 10,762).[2]

People with the surname[edit]

  • Aleksandar Popović (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Ana Popović, Serbian blues musician
  • Andrija Popović, former Montenegrin waterpolo player, Member of Montenegrin Parliament
  • Alyosha Popovich, a bogatyr (i.e., a medieval Russian knight-errant)
  • Barbara Popović, Macedonian singer
  • Bogdan Popović, Serbian literary critic and historian. Brother of Pavle Popović, also a literary critic
  • Bojan Popović, Serbian basketball player
  • Bojana Popović, Montenegrin handball player
  • Boris Popovich, a Russian international footballer
  • Constantin Popovici, a Romanian platform diver
  • Cvjetko Popović, member of Mlada Bosna
  • Daniel (Montenegrin singer), Croatian singer Danijel Popović
  • Davorin Popović, singer, longtime frontman of Indexi
  • Derek Popovich (born 1981), American soccer player
  • Dimitrije Popović, Croatian painter
  • Dušan Popović (disambiguation), several people
  • Evgenije Popović, Montenegrin politician, writer and diplomat
  • Greg Popovich, American business executive
  • Gregg Popovich (born 1949), American basketball coach
  • Hristina Popović (born 1982), Serbian actress
  • Ioan Popovici-Bănățeanul, an Austro-Hungarian-born Romanian prose writer and poet
  • Janko Popović Volarić (born 1980), Croatian actor
  • Joško Popović, Croatian national football team player
  • Jovan Sterija Popović, Serbian playwright
  • Justin Popović, Christian Orthodox theologian
  • Koča Popović, Serbian communist politician
  • Krsto Zrnov Popović, Montenegrin captain
  • Lazar Popović, Serbian football player
  • Leona Popović, Croatian alpine ski racer
  • Ljuba Popović, Serbian surrealist painter
  • Marina Popovich, a Soviet test pilot, Pavel Popovich’s wife
  • Marko Popović (born 1982), Croatian basketball player
  • Mark Popovic, Canadian hockey player of Serbian descent
  • Marko Popović (disambiguation),
  • Marko Miljanov Popović, Montenegrin writer
  • Mića Popović, Serbian painter
  • Mihai Popovici, an Austro-Hungarian-born Romanian politician
  • Danijel (singer), Montenegrin singer Milan Popović
  • Milan Popović (disambiguation), several people
  • Milentije Popović, Serbian communist politician
  • Milt Popovich, American former National Football League player
  • Mina Popović, Serbian national volleyball team player
  • Miodrag Popović, Serbian actor
  • Nebojša Popović, Serbian basketball player, coach and administrator
  • Oliver Popović, Serbian basketball player and coach
  • Paul Popovich, former Major League Baseball player
  • Paul Popowich, Canadian actor
  • Pavle Popović, Serbian literary critic and historian
  • Pavel Popovich, Soviet cosmonaut
  • Petar Popović (Croatian basketballer)
  • Petar Popović (Serbian basketballer)
  • Peter Popovic, Swedish ice hockey defenceman
  • Peter S. Popovich, American lawyer, politician, and judge
  • Sasha Montenegro, Montenegrin-Mexican actress born Alexandra Asimović Popović
  • Sanja Popović, Croatian volleyball player
  • Silvija Popović, Serbian national volleyball player
  • Srđa Popović (activist), Serbian activist of Otpor!
  • Srđa Popović (lawyer), Yugoslav and Serbian civil rights lawyer and activist
  • Tiberiu Popoviciu, Romanian mathematician
  • Tony Popovic, Australian football (soccer) coach of Croatian descent
  • Vasilije Popović (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Vladica Popović, Serbian football player
  • Vladimir Popović (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Yaroslav Popovych, Ukrainian professional cyclist

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