Žarko is a male name, in Croatia mostly Croatian, but also Serbian. It is one of the more common names (among the top 500) in Croatia, with over five thousand namesakes living there.
The relative popularity of names Žarko in Croatia
The name Žarko was the most popular from years 1954 to 1964. The peak year was 1956. It was the least popular from years 1994 to 2005.
Name Žarko is present mainly in North-West Croatia, and scarcely in Central Croatia. Most of the persons named Žarko live in the following cities and municipalities: Zagreb (over five hundred), Split (over two hundred), Rijeka (over a hundred). Relatively speaking, the city with the highest percentage of namesakes is Negoslavci (0.31% of total population).
In the sources analysed in the project Acta Croatica so far, the name is mentioned over a hundred times, the first time 1917 in source List of Dignitaries, Officials and Public Servants of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.