Frequency in Croatian population: 8.010 (18th Most Frequent)
Grgić family name is a patronymic name that originates from Grgur name, which means “I am awake, I live”. From the same root, several other Croatian surnames were derived: Grgec, Grego, Greogrec, Gregorić, Gregorović, Gregov, Gregović, Gregurec, Gregurić, Gregurović, Grgetić, Grgiček, Grgin, Grginić, Grgo, Grgur, Gurgurević, Grgurić, Grgurina, Grgurović, as well as Serbian surnames Glišić i Gligorijević.
Persons of Croatian ethnicity typically bear this surname. They usually come from Bosnian regions around Gornji Vakuf, Donji Vakuf and Kotor Varoš. Some sources claim that they also come from Croatian region of Petrovo Polje near Drniš (particularly the village of Cipčići).
Geography. Kotor Varoš and Teslić are the municipalities where the greatest number of persons with the Grgić surname were born in the past hundred years. One in every thirty residents of those two cities bears that name. In Croatia, we can found Grgić surname in Vranjic near Solin, Borovac near Novska and Adžamovci near Nova Gradiška. In the past fifty years, number of persons bearing Grgić family name has almost tripled.
(Sources: Petar Šimunović, Hrvatska prezimena, Golden Marketing-Tehnička knjiga, Zagreb, 2006; Enciklopedija hrvatskih prezimena, Nacionalni rodoslovni centar, 2008)