|Related names||Ivan, Ivo|
Ivica is a Slavic masculine given name, a diminutive form of Ivan. The direct English equivalent of the name is Johnny, while the equivalent of its augmentative Ivan is John.
It is one of the frequent male given names in Croatia, and is also present in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In Croatia, the name Ivica became one of the most common masculine given name in the decades between 1950 and 1989, peaking at second most common 1970-1979.
Ivica is also a common character in Croatian jokes, like Perica.
In Slovenian, Ivica is both a masculine and feminine given name.