The "Stilin" surname is rare in Croatia,so we here think its was shorten form of STILINOVIC. Origin of surname Stilinovic is from small village LICKI NOVI in LIKACounty(province). Ending -O-VIC is very common in Croatia. This was akin to the South Slavic -ic'/-vic', -ovic' pron. ovich , meaning 'son of'. Similar to Polish ending -owicz or -owycz. Pronounced the same as and means the same thing as 'son of' in Croatian. This special ending also has the same meaningin Russian.