The surname Despot is very common in Croatia. Today in Croatia, there are more then six hundred people called Despot. Many of them are living in the following places: Zagreb - 28%, Vinkovci - 6%, Rijeka - 6%, Duga Resa - 5%, Split - 5%. Taking into account the population density, most people who have the surname Despot are living in: Lišnica (Duga Resa) - 3. most common family name in the place, Zaostrog (Gradac) - 3. most common family name in the place, Vrbovsko - 18. most common family name in the place.
Ivan Despot, pisac (1851), Ilija Despot, pjesnik i publicist (1885), Nikola Despot, arhitekt (1910), Miroslava Despot, gospodarstvenica (1912), Nikola Despot, atletičar i sportski djelatnik (1912), Milan Despot, novinar (1916), Ante Despot, kipar i likovni pedagog (1919), Milivoj Despot, pravnik (1920), Blaženka Despot, filozofkinja i pedagoginja (1930), Ivo Despot, kirurg, sveuč. profesor (1930), Pavao Despot, pjesnik (1936), Branko Despot, sveuč. profesor (1942), Žarko Despot, gospodarstvenik (1949), Bosiljka Despot, inženjerka i gospodarstvenica (1952), Uranka Despot-Damić, ekonomistica (1953), Albert Despot, liječnik ginekolog (1956), Dragan Despot, glumac (1956), Jasminka Despot-Lučanin, znanstvenica (1956), Ante Despot, gospodarstvenik (1957).