In Croatia, Žokalj families are almost entirely Croats (from Samobor ), very rarely Slovenes (from Zagreb ). In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Zagreb and Samobor.
About 30 people with faimily name Žokalj live in Croatia today, in 12 households. There were 20 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number increased by 50 percent. They are located in 6 Croatian counties, in 6 cities and two other places, mostly in Samobor (20), Zagreb (<10), Sibenik (<5), Donji Kraljevec in Prelog area (<5), and in Zadar (<5).
Family name Žokalj (including: Zokali , Zokalj ) is present in two countries on two continents.
In the sources analysed in the project Acta Croatica so far, the name is mentioned few times, the first time 1917 in source List of Dignitaries, Officials and Public Servants of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.