Veljko 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 two thousand namesakes living there.
The relative popularity of names Veljko in Croatia
The name Veljko was the most popular from years 1929 to 1939. The peak year was 1930. It was the least popular from years 1998 to 2008.
Name Veljko is present mainly in North-West Croatia, and scarcely in Central Croatia. Most of the persons named Veljko live in the following cities and municipalities: Zagreb (over three hundred), Rijeka (over a hundred), Split (over a hundred). Relatively speaking, the city with the highest percentage of namesakes is Šodolovci (0.46% 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.