Ranko is a male name, in Croatia principally Croatian, but also Serbian. It is one of the more common names (among the top 500) in Croatia, with over three thousand namesakes living there.
The relative popularity of names Ranko in Croatia
The name Ranko was the most popular from years 1949 to 1958. The peak year was 1955. It was the least popular from years 1983 to 1993.
Name Ranko is present mainly in North-West Croatia, and scarcely in Central Croatia. Most of the persons named Ranko live in the following cities and municipalities: Zagreb (over four hundred), Rijeka (over a hundred), Split (over a hundred). Relatively speaking, the city with the highest percentage of namesakes is Sokolovac (0.46% of total population).
In the sources analysed in the project Acta Croatica so far, the name is mentioned over sixty times, the first time 1917 in source List of Dignitaries, Officials and Public Servants of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.