Filipino Submitted Surnames

Filipino names are used on the island nation of the Philippines.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Possibly of Hispanic origin. Common in the Taytay region of Palawan.
Possibly of Spanish and/or Portuguese origin and possibly a derivative of Albuquerque.
ADLAWANFilipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Derived from Cebuano adlawan meaning "daytime" or "daybreak".
AGBAYANIFilipino, Ilocano, Tagalog
Means "to become a hero" in Ilocano.
AGBUYAFilipino, Ilocano
Means "to watch" in Ilocano.
ALCANTARAFilipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Variant of Alcántara used in the Philippines.
ALHAMBRAFilipino, Spanish
Refers to the Alhambra, a palace complex located in Granada, Spain. The name itself is of Arabic origin, derived from Arabic الْحَمْرَاء‎‎ (Al-Ḥamrā) meaning "the red one" or, ultimately, from Arabic أَحْمَر (ʾaḥmar) "red".
ALMAZANFilipino, Tagalog
Variant of Almazán used in the Philippines.
AMBONGFilipino, Cebuano
Denotes a type of hut or shack used as storage for food harvest.
ANYAYAHANFilipino, Tagalog
Means "banquet, bid, treat" in Tagalog.
AVELINOSpanish, Polynesian, Filipino
Spanish form of Avellino, the surname of the 17th-century Italian saint Andrew Avellino.
BACCAYFilipino, Tagalog
Means "to guard" in Tagalog.
BAGATSINGFilipino, Hiligaynon
Indian Filipino name derived from Sanskrit भगत (bhagat) meaning "devotee, follower" combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
BALAGUERCatalan, Tagalog
Denotes someone originally from the city of Balaguer in Catalonia, Spain.
BALINGITFilipino, Tagalog
Means "cheeks" in Kapampangan.
BALUYOTFilipino, Hiligaynon, Tagalog
Derived from Hiligaynon baluyot meaning "sack, bag, pouch".
BANAAGFilipino, Hiligaynon, Tagalog
Means "gleam, daybreak" or "reflection" in Hiligaynon.
BAÑAGAFilipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog banyaga meaning foreigner, stranger" or "foreign".
Tagalog Filipino surname meaning "iron stone", from Tagalog bato "stone" combined with bakal "iron, steel".
BAUZONFilipino, Tagalog
Meaning unknown; of Hokkien origin.
BITUINFilipino, Tagalog
Means "star" in Tagalog.
BORJASpanish (Latinized, Rare, Archaic), Filipino (Latinized, Modern, Rare, Archaic)
Borja is originated in Spain before the Thirty Year's War.... [more]
BULANFilipino, Tagalog, Cebuano, Indonesian
Means "moon" in Tagalog, Cebuano, and Indonesian.
water buffalo
CATACUTANFilipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog katakutan meaning "fear, fright".
CATAPANGFilipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog tapang meaning "bravery, courage".
CAYABYABFilipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog yabyab meaning "pounding of rice grains".
CELDASpanish (Modern, Rare), Filipino (Modern, Rare)
The Spanish word for 'cell', as in prison cell.
From Cuenca de Cheng, "CHENG's basin" in Spanish
Hispanicized form of Xu
DAGOHOYFilipino, Cebuano
From the Cebuano phrase dagon sa huyuhoy meaning "talisman of the breeze", which was a nom de guerre of Filipino rebel Francisco "Dagohoy" Sendrijas (1724-1800).
DE GUZMANFilipino, Tagalog, Ilocano
Form of de Guzmán used in the Philippines.
DILAGFilipino, Tagalog
Means "beauty, splendour, brilliancy" or "maiden" in Tagalog.
DILANFilipino, Ilocano
Filipino from the filipine islands
Means "not knowing how to (do something)" in Filipino. ”di” is short for hinde/hindi, which means no, not, etc. “maanó” is derived from paano, which means “how.”
meaning cant be lessened or diminished
meaning cant be withered
DIVATAFilipino (Rare, Archaic)
Is Visayan or Mindanao word which means "Guardian/Protector of the Nature"... [more]
DIZONFilipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Derived from Hokkien 二孫 (di-sun) or 二孙 (di-sun) meaning "second grandson". It is mainly used by Filipinos of Hokkien Chinese ancestry.
DUNGOGFilipino, Hiligaynon, Cebuano
Means "pride, honour" or "celebrity" in Hiligaynon.
FARAONFilipino (Modern)
The Tagalog word for "Pharaoh".
GALITFilipino, Tagalog
Means "anger" in Tagalog.
GALURAFilipino, Tagalog
Derived from Kapampangan galura, ultimately from Sanskrit गरुड (garuḍa) referring to a mythical bird in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain belief.
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."
GOZONFilipino, Tagalog
Derived from Min Nan 五孫 (gō͘-sun) or 五孙 (gō͘-sun) meaning "fifth grandchild".
GUINTOFilipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog ginto meaning "gold".
From the visayan province of Samar
HALILIFilipino, Tagalog
Means "successor" in Tagalog.
HERMEDILLAFilipino (Latinized, Modern, Rare)
From Batangas province in Southern Tagalog region in the Philippines since the Spanish colony.
HERMIDILLAFilipino (Latinized, Rare, Archaic), Italian (Latinized, Modern, Rare)
Hermidilla is originated from Batangas province in Southern Tagalog region in the Philippines during the Spanish colony.... [more]
Inday means ''darling'' in Visayan language after the Spanish colonized the Philippines the name Inday became derogatory often associated with ''slaves'' and in present days ''domestic helpers''
ISIPFilipino, Tagalog
Means "mind, intellect" in Tagalog.
LABRADORSpanish, 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
LACSONFilipino, Tagalog
Derived from Min Nan 六孫 (la̍k-sun) or 六孙 (la̍k-sun) meaning "sixth grandchild".
LEGASPISpanish, Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
Hispanicised form of Basque Legazpi.
LICHAUCOFilipino, Tagalog
Meaning unknown; of Hokkien origin. It is mainly used by Filipinos of Chinese ancestry.
LIWANAGFilipino, Tagalog
Means "radiance, light" in Tagalog.
LUALHATIFilipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog luwalhati meaning "glory".
MACALIPAYFilipino, Hiligaynon
Means "to cause joy" in Hiligaynon.
Derived from Kapangpagan makapagal meaning "tiring".
Of Filipino origin and unknown meaning.
MADLANGSAKAYFilipino (Modern, Rare, ?)
Meaning in Filipino "people on board"
MAGBANUAFilipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Derived from Cebuano bánwa meaning "city, town" or "homeland".
Magindara is a name of a demigoddess who turned into a mermaid, it is also the name of mythical creatures in the Philippines that are man-eating mermaids
MAGSAYSAYFilipino, Tagalog
Means "relate, tell, narrate" in Tagalog.... [more]
MAHINAYFilipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Means "gently" or "slowly" in Cebuano.
MALLARIFilipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Hispanicization of Mayari, which refers to the goddess of the moon in Tagalog and Philippine mythology.
MANALOFilipino, Tagalog
Means "to win" in Tagalog.
MARASIGANFilipino, Tagalog
Of Tagalog origin and unexplained meaning.
MELANAYFilipino (Latinized, Modern, Rare)
From Bicol region in the Philippines, the most population name in Naga City.
MILANAYFilipino (Latinized, Rare, Archaic)
The Milanay is original surname from Bicol region in the Philippines, the most population name in Naga City.
ORACIONFilipino, Tagalog
Derived from Spanish oración meaning "sentence" or "prayer".
OSMEÑAFilipino, Cebuano (Hispanicized)
Perhaps of Muslim origin derived from the Arabic given name Uthman, or of Spanish origin.... [more]
PABALATFilipino (Archaic)
A Filipino surname meaning "cover, saddle" or "saddle maker". This surname was probably created when a Spanish Surveyor conducts a census during the late 19th century or the early 20th century in Cavinti, Laguna, Philippines and asked a Filipino about his name but unable to complete his name because he lacks a surname but the surveyor notices that the boy is making a saddle so he just wrote 'Pabalat' in his papers.
PACQUIAOCebuano, Filipino
Hispanicized variant form of Paquiao. A famous bearer of this surname is the Filipino world champion professional boxer Manny Pacquiao (b. 1978).
PALADFilipino, Tagalog
Means "fate, destiny, palm in Tagalog.
PANGANIBANFilipino, Tagalog
Means "careful, cautious (of danger)", derived from Tagalog panganib "danger" combined with the suffix -an denoting cause or action.
PANGILINANTagalog, 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.
PAQUIAOFilipino (Hispanicized), Cebuano (Hispanicized)
Hispanicized form of the Cebuano surname Pakyaw (also found spelled as Pakiaw and Pakaw), which is derived from Cebuano pakyaw meaning "wholesale" or "to buy or pay in bulk".
meaning "getting reddish"
QUEZONFilipino, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain, possibly a variant of Quizon or of Spanish origin.... [more]
QUIAMBAOFilipino, Tagalog
Of Hokkien origin with an unknown meaning. It is mainly used by Filipinos of Chinese origin.
QUISUMBINGFilipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Meaning unknown; of Hokkien origin. It is mainly used by Filipinos of Chinese ancestry.
QUIZONFilipino, Tagalog
Possibly of Hokkien (Hakka) origin, from a combination of the Chinese surnames Cui and Son.
Denoted a person from one of the various places of this name in Spain. Quirós, the place name, may derive from Galician queiroa meaning "heather".
RIZALMalay, 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.
SAMSONFilipino, Tagalog
Derived from Min Nan 三孫 (sam-sun) or 三孙 (sam-sun) meaning "third grandchild", common among Filipinos of Chinese ancestry.
"DIEGO of Sendai", from Sendai (仙台) (Xiāntái), "platform of the Immortals" in Chinese
SICATFilipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog sikat meaning "rise (to fame), appearance".
SISONFilipino, Tagalog
Derived from Min Nan 四孫 (sì-sun) or 四孙 (sì-sun) meaning "fourth grandchild", mainly used by Filipinos of Chinese ancestry.
SUMULONGFilipino, Tagalog
Means "to progress" or "to advance" in Tagalog.
TANYAGFilipino, Tagalog
Means "renowned, eminent, famous" in Tagalog.
TIBAYANFilipino, Tagalog
Means "to strengthen" in Tagalog.
TRINIDADFilipino, Spanish
Means "trinity" in Spanish, referring to the Holy Trinity.
TUAZONFilipino, Tagalog
Derived from Hokkien 大孫 (tōa-sun) or 大孙 (tōa-sun) meaning "grandson", used by Filipinos of Hokkien Chinese ancestry.
"Valley of Morita" in Spanish, from Morita (森田) (sēntián), "forest and farmland" in Chinese