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This article is about the given name. For Serb leader in Hungary, see Jovan Nenad.
Gender Male
Word/name Slavic
Meaning unexpected, surprise
Region of origin Eastern Europe
Other names
Related names Neša, Nešo, Nebojša, Nemanja, Neno

Nenad (Serbian pronunciation: [nɛnɑːd]) (Cyrillic script: Ненад) is a male personal name of Slavic origin common in countries that speak Slavic languages. It is more widespread in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Russia, and Ukraine than in other countries. The name is derived from the word nenadan, which means "unexpected".[1] It was introduced to Macedonia via Serbian and is now a fairly popular name.

This name is often given to the younger of twins, in this case usually paired with name Predrag, from the epic Serbian folk song "Predrag i Nenad".[2]


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  1. ^ "Nenad". 
  2. ^ "Predrag i Nenad"