Filipino Submitted Surnames

Filipino names are used on the island nation of the Philippines.
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ABES Filipino
Possibly of Hispanic origin. Common in the Taytay region of Palawan.
ABUQUE Filipino
Possibly of Spanish and/or Portuguese origin and possibly a derivative of Albuquerque.
ADIONG Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao adiyong meaning "to prepare, to make ready".
ADLAWAN Filipino, Cebuano
Means "daytime" in Cebuano.
AGBAYANI Filipino, Ilocano, Tagalog
Means "to become a hero" in Ilocano.
AGBUYA Filipino, Ilocano
Means "to watch" in Ilocano.
AGCAOILI Filipino, Ilocano, Tagalog
Derived from Ilocano agkawili meaning "to hold on".
ALCANTARA Spanish, Filipino
Simplified form of ALCÁNTARA.
ALMAZAN Filipino, Tagalog
Variant of ALMAZÁN used in the Philippines.
ALONTO Filipino, Maranao
Means "extraordinary" in Maranao.
AMATONDING Filipino, Maranao
From a Maranao title of nobility.
AMBOLOTO Filipino, Maranao
Means "rainbow" in Maranao.
AMBONG Filipino, Cebuano
Denotes a type of hut or shack used as storage for food harvest.
AMORAN Filipino, Maranao
Means "foundation, framework" in Maranao.
AMPAO Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao ampaw meaning "detour" or "popped rice".
AMPASO Filipino, Maranao
Derived from ampasoʼ, a Maranao ancestral title.
AMRAD Filipino
Unknown origin.
ANYAYAHAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "banquet, bid, treat" in Tagalog.
ARIMAO Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao arimaw meaning "lion".
AVELINO Spanish, Polynesian, Filipino
Spanish form of Avellino, the surname of the 17th-century Italian saint Andrew Avellino.
BACCAY Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to guard" in Tagalog.
BACOLOD Filipino, Hiligaynon
Derived from Hiligaynon bakólod meaning "hill, mound".
BACUNAWA Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano bakunawa referring to a type of serpent or dragon in Visayan mythology.
Filipinized form of Bhagat Singh, a combination of Sanskrit भगत (bhagat) meaning "devotee, follower" combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion". A notable bearer was RAMON Bagatsing (1916-2006), the 19th Mayor of Manila who was of Indian descent.
BAGUINDA Filipino, Maguindanao, Maranao
From the Minangkabau title bagindo denoting a prince or member of royalty. It was probably adopted in honour of Rajah Baguinda Ali (Raja Bagindo Ali in Indonesian sources), a Minangkabau prince who became a ruler of the Sulu Archipelago.
BAGUIO Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano bagyo meaning "typhoon, storm".
BALAGUER Catalan, Tagalog
Denotes someone originally from the city of Balaguer in Catalonia, Spain.
BALINDONG Filipino, Maranao
From a title of nobility meaning "philosopher, seer" in Maranao.
BALINGIT Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cheeks" in Kapampangan.
BALUYOT Filipino, Hiligaynon, Tagalog
Derived from Hiligaynon baluyot meaning "sack, bag, pouch".
BANAAG Filipino, Hiligaynon, Tagalog
Means "gleam, daybreak" or "reflection" in Hiligaynon.
BAÑAGA Filipino, Tagalog (Spanish)
Derived from Tagalog banyaga meaning foreigner, stranger" or "foreign".
BANGON Filipino, Maranao
Means "to rise, to get up" or "plot of land" in Maranao.
BANIAGA Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog banyaga meaning "foreigner".
BAQUIRAN Filipino, Ilocano, Tagalog
Derived from Ilocano bakiran meaning "forest".
BASA Tagalog, Filipino
Very prominent name in Manila, the Philippines.
BATABOR Filipino, Maranao
Means "coffeepot, teapot" or "green malong (tube skirt)" in Maranao.
BATOBALANI Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
Means "lodestone, magnet" in Cebuano and Hiligaynon.
Tagalog Filipino surname meaning "iron stone", from Tagalog bato "stone" combined with bakal "iron, steel".
BAUZON Filipino
Meaning unknown, of Hokkien origin.
BAYABAO Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao Bayabaw, the term used to refer to traditional subdivisions of the eastern regions of Lanao.
BITUIN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "star" in Tagalog.
BOLOTO Filipino, Maranao
Means "rainbow" in Maranao.
BONDOC Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog bundok meaning "mountain".
BULALACAO Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog bulalakaw meaning "meteor, shooting star".
BULAN Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano, Indonesian
Means "moon" in Tagalog, Cebuano, and Indonesian.
CAASI Filipino, Ilocano
Means "pitiful" in Ilocano.
CABAHUG Filipino, Cebuano
Means "feeder" from Cebuano bahog meaning "feed, slop".
CABATUAN Filipino, Cebuano, Ilocano
Derived from Cebuano kabatoan meaning "rocky area, rocky place".
CAGADAS Filipino
The name Cagadas is most likely made or given to the Filipinos during the baptism of native Filipinos to Christianity in the 19th Century during the expedition of Ferdinand Magellan. Most Filipinos had no surnames prior to their baptism and these names are given by the Spanish colonizers.
CALINAO Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano kalinaw meaning "peace, clarity".
CALUMPANG Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kalumpang meaning "wild almond tree".
CAMAMA Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao kamama meaning "manly, masculine".
CAMANTIGUE Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kamantigi meaning "garden balsam (a type of plant)".
CAÑOSA Filipino
It is derived from the word 'Caña' meaning 'reed'. Born as a surname in before World War I, it is a newly formed family name built by Angelo Cañosa and his 2 siblings, formerly his birth surname is Caña when he and his siblings migrated to Agusan when they are wanted by the Spanish Authorities as they were berdugos(Killing Spanish allies)in their native place, Minglanilla and by rowing boats, they landed in Mindanao and he, Angelo Caña and his two siblings changed their family name into Cañosa... [more]
CAÑUSA Filipino (Spanish, Modern, Archaic)
Cañusa is the only variant of the family name of Cañusa. Used by the descendants of Ortillo Cañosa and Eulalia Cañosa in Agusan del Sur, Philippines.
CARABEO Filipino
water buffalo
CARINGAL Filipino, Tagalog
Means "very beautiful, very handsome", from Tagalog dingal "beautiful, handsome".
CATACUTAN Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog katakutan meaning "fear, fright".
CATAPANG Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog tapang meaning "bravery, courage".
CAYABYAB Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog yabyab meaning "pounding of rice grains".
CELDA Spanish (Modern, Rare), Filipino (Modern, Rare)
The Spanish word for 'cell', as in prison cell.
From Cuenca de Cheng, "CHENG's basin" in Spanish
CUNANAN Filipino, Pampangan
Meaning uncertain, of Kapampangan origin.
DACANAY Filipino, Ilocano, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain, of Ilocano origin.
DAGOHOY Filipino, 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).
DALIDIG Filipino, Maranao
Means "row" or "surround" in Maranao.
DALISAY Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Means "pure, chaste" in Tagalog and Cebuano.
DASALAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "place of prayer" from Tagalog dasal "prayer".
DASIG Filipino, Cebuano
Means "fast, quick" or "vivacious" in Cebuano.
DATUIMAM Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao datoʼ meaning "chieftain, leader" combined with Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām) meaning "leader". It is used as a title for religious leaders.
DATUMANONG Filipino, Maranao
From Datomanong, the name of a character in the Maranao epic Darangen. The name itself means "two-headed lizard" in Maranao.
DATUMOLOK Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao datoʼ meaning "chieftain, leader" and molok meaning "own, possess", used as a title of nobility.
DAYANGHIRANG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "chosen lady", derived from Tagalog dayang meaning "lady, princess, girl" and hirang "choice, selection".
DE GUZMAN Filipino, Tagalog, Ilocano
Form of DE GUZMÁN used in the Philippines.
DELA CRUZ Filipino
Filipino variant of DE LA CRUZ.
DE LA LUNA Spanish, Filipino
Means "of the moon" in Spanish.
DEL ROSARIO Spanish, Filipino
Means "of the rosary" in Spanish.
DILAG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "beauty, splendour, brilliancy" or "maiden" in Tagalog.
DILAN Filipino, Ilocano
Filipino from the filipine islands
DIMAANO Filipino, Tagalog
Means "not touched, not injured" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and maano meaning "have something happen" or ano meaning "how, what".
DIMAAPI Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be oppressed" from Tagalog di- meaning "no, not" and inaapi meaning "oppressed".
DIMACUHA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unobtainable" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and makuha meaning "to obtain, to get".
DIMACULANGAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be diminished" from Tagalog di- meaning "no, not" and kulangan meaning "reduce".
DIMAGIBA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "indestructible" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and giba meaning "demolished, destroyed".
DIMAILIG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unshakable" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and ilig meaning "shaking, mixing".
DIMALALUAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "insurpassable" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and laluan meaning "surpass, exceed".
DIMALANTA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be withered" from Tagalog di- meaning "no, not" and malanta meaning "fade, wither, wilt".
DIMALAPITAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unapproachable" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and lapitan meaning "approach".
DIMALIWAT Filipino, Tagalog
Means "firm, stubborn" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and liwat meaning "to transfer (liquid from one container to another)".
DIMAPILIS Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be dissuaded" (literally "cannot be twisted") from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and pili meaning "twisted, contorted".
DIMARUCUT Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be caught" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and dukot meaning "draw out, pull".
DIMATATAC Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be marked" from di meaning "no, not" and tatak meaning "imprint, stamp, mark".
DIMATULAC Filipino, Tagalog
Means "stubborn" (literally "cannot be shoved") from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and tulak meaning "push, shove".
DIMAUNAHAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "champion" (literally "cannot be outdone") from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and unahan meaning "front, head, first".
DIMAYACYAC Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be crushed (in a fight)" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and yakyak meaning "crushed, trampled".
DIMAYUGA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unshakable" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and mauga meaning "shaky, wobbly".
DIPASUPIL Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be suppressed" from Tagalog di- meaning "no, not" and supil meaning "subdued, suppressed".
DIVATA Filipino (Rare, Archaic)
Is Visayan or Mindanao word which means "Guardian/Protector of the Nature"... [more]
DIZON Filipino
From Hokkien 二孫 (di-sun) or 二孙 (di-sun) meaning "second grandson".
DUNGOG Filipino, Hiligaynon, Cebuano
Means "pride, honour" or "celebrity" in Hiligaynon.
DUTERTE Filipino, Cebuano
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is RODRIGO Duterte (1945-), the current President of the Philippines.
EBRAHIM Arabic, Persian, Maguindanao
From the given name IBRAHIM.
ELYAS Ethiopian, Filipino, Malay
Form of ELIAS, latinized version of the Hebrew Eliyahu, "My God is Yahweh", found in Ethiopian, Filipino and Malay populations. See also the first names ELIAS, ELIJAH.
FABROA Filipino
Means "lucky" in Tagalog.
FARAON Filipino (Modern)
The Tagalog word for "Pharaoh".
GALANG Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Means "respect" in Kapampangan and Tagalog.
GALIT Filipino, Tagalog
Means "anger" in Tagalog.
GALURA Filipino, Tagalog, Pampangan
Derived from Kapampangan galura, ultimately from Sanskrit गरुड (garuḍa) referring to a mythical bird in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain belief.
GATUS Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Cebuano gatos meaning "hundred".
GONZAGA Filipino
Came from a rich village of the Philippines was adapted during the Spanish Colony
GOZAR Filipino
A filipino surname from the Spanish word "gozar," meaning "to enjoy."
GOZON Filipino
Derived from Min Nan 五孫 (gō͘-sun) or 五孙 (gō͘-sun) meaning "fifth grandchild".
GUINTO Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog ginto meaning "gold".
From the visayan province of Samar
HALILI Filipino, Tagalog
Means "successor" in Tagalog.
HERMEDILLA Filipino (Latinized, Modern, Rare)
From Batangas province in Southern Tagalog region in the Philippines since the Spanish colony.
HERMIDILLA Filipino (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 Cebuano
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''
Its meaning is 'era of coins' and its patriarch is Anok Iraquena.
ISIP Filipino, Tagalog
Means "mind, intellect" in Tagalog.
JANDER Filipino
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
LACSON Filipino
From Min Nan 六孫 (la̍k-sun) or 六孙 (la̍k-sun) meaning "sixth grandchild".
LAGUINDAB Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao lagindab meaning "blaze".
LANSANGAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "road, street" in Tagalog.
LARDIZABAL Filipino, Basque
This indicates familial origin within Lardizabal Palace, a mansion in Segura, Comarca of Goierri.
LATAYAN Filipino, Hiligaynon
Means "bridge, gangplank, board" in Hiligaynon.
LAXAMANA Filipino, Tagalog, Pampangan
Derived from Malay laksamana meaning "admiral, officer", ultimately from Sanskrit लक्ष्मण (lakṣmaṇa).
LEGASPI Spanish, Filipino
Hispanicised form of LEGAZPI.
Meaning uncertain, of Hokkien origin.
LIWANAG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "radiance, light" in Tagalog.
LUALHATI Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog luwalhati meaning "glory".
MABINI Filipino, Tagalog
Means "modest, prudent, civil" in Tagalog. A notable bearer was Apolinario Mabini y Maranan (1864-1903), a Filipino revolutionary.
MACALIPAY Filipino, Hiligaynon
Means "to cause joy" in Hiligaynon.
MACAPAGAL Filipino, Pampangan
From Kapampangan makapagal meaning "tiring". A notable bearer is Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (1947-), the fourteenth president of the Philippines.
MACARAEG Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog makaraig meaning "one who defeats, one who overcomes".
MACATANGAY Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog makatangay meaning "one who takes away".
MADLANGSAKAY Filipino (Modern, Rare, ?)
Meaning in Filipino "people on board"
MAGARANG Filipino, Maranao
Means "bright, sharp" in Maranao.
MAGBANUA Filipino, 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
MAGLASANG Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano lasang meaning "forest".
MAGONDACAN Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao magondakan meaning "artistic, graceful".
MAGSAYSAY Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Derived from Tagalog or Cebuano saysay meaning "to tell, to relate, to narrate". A notable bearer was RAMON Magsaysay (1907-1957), who served as the seventh President of the Philippines.
MAHINAY Filipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Means "gently" or "slowly" in Cebuano.
MALAWANI Filipino, Maranao
Means "daring, harsh" in Maranao.
MALIGAYA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "happy, pleasant" in Tagalog.
MALIKSI Filipino, Tagalog
Means "active, quick, alert" in Tagalog.
MALLARI Filipino, Pampangan
Derived from Kapampangan malyari meaning "possible".
MANABAT Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Means "to ambush, to accost" in Pampangan.
MANABILANG Filipino, Maranao
Means "disrupter, uprooter" in Maranao.
MANALO Filipino, Tagalog, Pampangan
Means "to win" in Tagalog.
MANANSALA Filipino, Pampangan
Meaning unknown, possibly of Tagalog origin.
MANGUBAT Filipino, Cebuano
Means "to battle, to combat" in Cebuano.
MANGUDADATU Filipino, Maguindanao
From Maguindanao manguda meaning "young" and the Philippine title datu meaning "chief, leader".
MANUG Filipino
This surname is locataed mostly on Visayas or Mindanao in the Philippines. Manug is also a place in Egypt
MARANGIT Filipino, Maranao
Means "cruel, irritable, mean" in Maranao.
MARASIGAN Filipino, Tagalog
Of Tagalog origin and unexplained meaning.
MAROHOM Filipino, Maranao
Means "of the Sultan, relating to the Sultan" in Maranao.
MASANGKAY Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain.
MATIAS Filipino, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Czech (Americanized)
Spanish (Matías), Portuguese, and Dutch: from the personal name (see MATTHEW).... [more]
MELANAY Filipino (Latinized, Modern, Rare)
From Bicol region in the Philippines, the most population name in Naga City.
MILANAY Filipino (Latinized, Rare, Archaic)
The Milanay is original surname from Bicol region in the Philippines, the most population name in Naga City.
MISUARI Filipino, Tausug
Meaning uncertain. A famous bearer is Nurallaji Pinang Misuari (1939-), better known as Nur Misuari, a Moro Filipino revolutionary.
ORACION Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Spanish oración meaning "sentence" or "prayer".
OSMEÑA Filipino, Cebuano (Spanish)
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a Spanish form of the Arabic name UTHMAN. A notable bearer was Sergio Osmeña (1878-1961), the fourth president of the Philippines.
PABALAT Filipino (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.
From the word Pabel which means, "Humble". Pabelico means "Humblest".
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).
PAGAYAWAN Filipino, Maranao
Means "place of rainbows" from Maranao pagayaw meaning "rainbow".
PALACOL Filipino, Tagalog
Means "ax" in Tagalog.
PALAD Filipino, Tagalog
Means "fate, destiny, palm in Tagalog.
PAMALOY Filipino, Maranao
Means "spirit" in Maranao.
PANAMBOLAN Filipino, Maranao
Means "rainbow" in Maranao.
PANGANDAG Filipino, Maranao
Means "to boast, to be proud of" in Maranao.
PANGANIBAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "careful, cautious (of danger)", derived from Tagalog panganib "danger" combined with the suffix -an denoting cause or action.
PANGGAGA Filipino, Maranao
Means "strong" in Maranao.
PANGILINAN Filipino, Tagalog
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.
PAQUIAO Filipino (Spanish), Cebuano (Spanish)
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"
QUEZON Filipino
Meaning uncertain, possibly a variant of QUIZON or from Hokkien 郭孫 (keh-sun) derived from 郭 (keh) meaning "outer city" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild"... [more]
Possibly from Hokkien 欠賺 (khiàm-báu) meaning "owed money, lacking money" or 鹹賺 (kiâm-báu) "stingy with money".
QUIMPO Filipino
From Hokkien 金舖 (kim-phò͘) meaning "gold shop" or 金寳 (kim-pó) meaning "golden treasure".
QUIMSON Filipino
From Hokkien 金孫 (kim-sun) meaning "golden grandchild".
Meaning unknown; of Hokkien origin.
QUIZON Filipino, Tagalog
Possibly of Hokkien (Hakka) origin, from a combination of the Chinese surnames Cui and Son.
RADIAB Filipino, Maranao
From Radiyab, the Maranao name for the seventh month of the Islamic calendar, which is ultimately derived from Arabic رَجَب (Rajab).
RADIAMODA Filipino, Maranao
From a Maranao title traditionally used by sultans. The term is derived from Maranao radia meaning "king" and moda meaning "young".
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".
RIZAL Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
From Spanish ricial meaning "green field" or "rice field". A notable bearer was José Rizal (1861-1896), a Filipino nationalist who is considered the national hero of the Philippines.
SALAGUBANG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "beetle" in Tagalog.
SALIPADA Filipino, Maguindanao
Maguindanao form of SARIPADA.
SALONGA Filipino, Tagalog
From the name of a chief of Polo (presently the city of Valenzuela in Manila) who was later baptised as PEDRO Salonga.
SALVADOR Filipino, Spanish, Catalan, Tagalog, Portuguese
From the popular Christian personal name Salvador, meaning "Savior" (Latin Salvator, a derivative of salvare "to save"), bestowed in honor of Christ.
SAMPORNA Filipino, Maranao
Means "main point" in Maranao, possibly from Sanskrit संपूर्ण (sampūrṇ) meaning "complete, entire, whole".
SAMSON Filipino
From Min Nan 三孫 (sam-sun) or 三孙 (sam-sun) meaning "third grandchild".
SANGALANG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "defender" from Tagalog sanggalang meaning "to defend".
SARIPADA Filipino, Maranao
Means "chief" in Maranao, ultimately from Sanskrit श्रीपाद (śrī́pā́da) meaning "holy foot" (see SALIPADA).
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