Filipino Submitted Surnames
are used on the island nation of the Philippines.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ALHAMBRA Filipino, Spanish
From the Spanish alhambra
which in turn is derived from Arabic الْحَمْرَاء (Al-Ḥamrā)
meaning "the red one", ultimately from the Arabic أَحْمَر (ʾaḥmar)
Tagalog Filipino surname meaning "iron stone", from Tagalog bato
"stone" combined with bakal
Came from a rich village of the Philippines was adapted during the Spanish Colony
A filipino surname from the Spanish word "gozar," meaning "to enjoy."
LABRADOR Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino
From the root word "labora" meaning labor or work. This means laborer or worker but often associated to farmers as in San Isidro Labrador
PACQUIAO Cebuano, Filipino
Hispanicized variant form of Paquiao
. A famous bearer of this surname is the Filipino world champion professional boxer Manny Pacquiao (b. 1978).
PANGILINAN Tagalog, Filipino
Means "place of abstinence" from Tagalog pangilin
meaning "abstinence, to abstain" and the suffix -an
meaning "place of, time of". It was used to denote abstinence from certain foods for religious purposes.
Denoted a person from one of the various places of this name in Spain. Quirós, the place name, may derive from Galician queiroa
RIZAL Malay, Filipino
In the case of Filipino usage, the surname is claimed to be derived from Spanish ricial
meaning "the green of young growth" or "green fields". A notable bearer is José Rizal (1861-1896), a Filipino nationalist and national hero.
Castilianized variant of Filipino Tuason ‘eldest grandson’.
"Valley of Morita" in Spanish, from Morita
(森田) (sēntián), "forest and farmland" in Chinese