Novak families are Croats and they are mostly from Cakovec. According to some sources they are from the Island of Hvar, but and Herzegovina (Prolog) and Tolovac in Prozor area, Bosnia. In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Cakovec and Zagreb.
About 9900 people with faimily name Novak live in Croatia today, in 4100 households. There were 10000 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number remains constant. They are located in all Croatian counties, in 104 cities and 664 other places, mostly in Zagreb (1720), Cakovec (865), Nedelisce in Cakovec area (300), Varazdin (285), and in Hvar on the Island of Hvar (145).