Kralj is a South Slavic surname and title. It literally means "king" and is derived from Charles the Great (Karolus
Karolus is a masculine given name, and may refer to:* Hans Karolus Ommedal , Norwegian politician* Karolus Magnus , King of the Franks...

) in the same sense as Tsar
Tsar is a title used to designate certain European Slavic monarchs or supreme rulers. As a system of government in the Tsardom of Russia and Russian Empire, it is known as Tsarist autocracy, or Tsarism...

 is to Caesar
Caesar (title)
Caesar is a title of imperial character. It derives from the cognomen of Julius Caesar, the Roman dictator...

. In Slovenia
Slovenia , officially the Republic of Slovenia , is a country in Central and Southeastern Europe touching the Alps and bordering the Mediterranean. Slovenia borders Italy to the west, Croatia to the south and east, Hungary to the northeast, and Austria to the north, and also has a small portion of...

, it's the 14th most common surname: it's present throughout the country, but it's especially common in central and southern Slovenia.

As a surname, it may refer to:
  • Goran Kralj
    Goran Kralj
    Goran Kralj is the lead singer and songwriter for The Gufs, a Milwaukee pop-rock band active from 1988 to 1999. The group released their followup in 2006 after a seven year hiatus. Goran and his brother Dejan are graduates of Munster High School in Munster, Indiana...

  • Ivica Kralj
    Ivica Kralj
    Ivica Kralj is a former Montenegrin football goalkeeper.-Club career:He played for Partizan, Arsenal Tivat, Jastrebac Niš, Porto, Radnički Kragujevac, PSV Eindhoven, Rostov and Spartak Trnava....

  • Petar Kralj
    Petar Kralj
    Petar Kralj was a Serbian film and television actor.Kralj was born in Zagreb and appeared on stage about 3,000 times, and starred in over 200 films, TV series and TV dramas. In December 2000 he was ranked #8 in Serbian newspapers Večernje novosti in Best Serbian Actors & Actresses of XX Century list...


  • Kralj Petar Krešimir IV
    Kralj Petar Kresimir IV
    Kralj Petar Krešimir IV is the first of a 2-strong class of Croatian Kralj class missile boats . It is named after the Croatian king Petar Krešimir IV. It was built in the Kraljevica shipyard in 1991 and commissioned in 1992. It is an upgraded version of the Rade Končar missile boat class and is...

    , aka King Petar Krešimir IV, a missile boat
  • Stadion Kralj Petar I
    Stadion Kralj Petar I
    Stadion Kralj Petar I is the home ground of FK Rad. It's also known simply as Stadion FK Rad. The all-seated stadium was named after Kralj Petar I, a famous Serbian king from the early 1900s. The stadium has a seating capacity for around 6,000 people....

    , aka King Peter I stadium
  • Kralj Gordogan
    Kralj Gordogan
    King Gordogan is a surrealist play written by the Croatian poet Radovan Ivšić in 1943....

    , a play
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