Cvitanović families are Croats and they are mostly from Makarska area. According to some sources they are from Karlovac area (Dubovac). In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Split and Zagreb. In Varavara in Rama (Bosnia) every fourth inhabitant had the family name Cvitanović.
About 1100 people with faimily name Cvitanović live in Croatia today, in 500 households. There were 720 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number increased by 60 percent. They are located in almost all Croatian counties, in 44 cities and 72 other places, mostly in Zagreb (220), Split (145), Zadar (65), Sesvete (60), and in Baska Voda in Makarska area (60).