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Pronunciation [ˈduʃan]
Gender male
Language(s) Slavic
Language(s) Slavic
Word/name duša "soul"
Derivation duš- (root) + an (suffix)
Region of origin Slavic
Other names
Pet form(s) Dule (in Serbian)
Related names Duško (in Serbian)

Dušan (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан) is a Slavic given name primarily recorded among the Serbs, Czechs, Slovaks and Macedonians.[citation needed] In Slovenia, it is the 29th most popular name for males, as of 2010. The name is derived from the Slavic noun duša "soul".[1][2]


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  1. ^ Miklosich, Franz (1860), Die Bildung der slavischen Personennamen (in German), Vienna: Aus der kaiserlich-königlichen Hoff- und Staatdruckerei, p. 61 
  2. ^ "Število moških z imenom DUŠAN: 8.318 (ali 0,8 % vseh moških)" (in Slovenian). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia.