Želimir is a male name, in Croatia almost exclusively Croatian. It is one of the more common names (among the top 500) in Croatia, with over two thousand namesakes living there.
The relative popularity of names Želimir in Croatia
The name Želimir was the most popular from years 1933 to 1943. The peak year was 1943. It was the least popular from years 1993 to 2007.
Name Želimir is relatively more common in the north of the country. Most of the persons named Želimir live in the following cities and municipalities: Zagreb (over five hundred), Rijeka (about seventy), Split (about forty). Relatively speaking, the city with the highest percentage of namesakes is Zadvarje (0.41% of total population).
In the sources analysed in the project Acta Croatica so far, the name is mentioned about one hundred times, the first time 1917 in source List of Dignitaries, Officials and Public Servants of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.