Frequency in Croatian population: 8.258 (16th Most Frequent)
The origin of the surname Božić is typically patronymic, with the common masculine name Božo in it’s root, which derived from the Croatian word bog, meaning god.
There are several Croatian family name variants with the same root: Božičević, Božiček, Božanić, Božanović, Božac, Božičković, Božović, Božinović, Božiković…
Bearers of the Božić family name are often of Croatian origin. They mostly come from Cazin region in northwestern part of Bosnia, but also from Unešić (Croatia), Livno and Tomislavgrad (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and from Cetina region. There are also Serbs that bear this surname, in the area near city of Duga Resa.
Geography. Sanski Most minicipality in Cazin region (Northwest Bosnia) is the place where one of every fourty residents bears this surname.
(Sources: Petar Šimunović, Hrvatska prezimena, Golden Marketing-Tehnička knjiga, Zagreb, 2006; Enciklopedija hrvatskih prezimena, Nacionalni rodoslovni centar, 2008)