are used on the island nation of the Philippines.
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Possibly of Hispanic origin. Common in the Taytay region of Palawan.
Possibly of Spanish and/or Portuguese origin and possibly a derivative of Albuquerque.
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.
BALINDONG Filipino, Maranao
Derived from the name of the municipality of Balindong in the Lanao Del Sur province of the Philippines. The name itself means "philosopher, seer" in Maranao and is also used as a title for nobility.
Tagalog Filipino surname meaning "iron stone", from Tagalog bato
"stone" combined with bakal
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]
From Hokkien 許寰哥 (Khó͘ Hoân-ko)
, which was the nickname of Co Yu Hwan (許玉寰), the Chinese predecessor of the family who arrived in the Philippines in the 19th century. This is the name of a prominent political and business family in the Philippines.
CORRALES Filipino, Spanish
Denoting someone who worked in a barn or on a farm . Corral
means "barnyard", "corral", "yard" ,"sheepshed".
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).
DAYANGHIRANG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "chosen lady", derived from Tagalog dayang
meaning "lady, princess, girl" and hirang
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.”
DIMAAPI Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be oppressed" from Tagalog di-
meaning "no, not" and inaapi
From Hokkien 二孫 (di-sun)
or 二孙 (di-sun)
meaning "second grandson".
GALURA Filipino, Tagalog, Pampangan
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."
Derived from Min Nan 五孫 (gō͘-sun)
or 五孙 (gō͘-sun)
meaning "fifth grandchild".
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.
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
From Min Nan 六孫 (la̍k-sun)
or 六孙 (la̍k-sun)
meaning "sixth grandchild".
LARDIZABAL Filipino, Basque
This indicates familial origin within Lardizabal Palace, a mansion in Segura, Comarca of Goierri.
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
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.
This surname is locataed mostly on Visayas or Mindanao in the Philippines. Manug is also a place in Egypt
MISUARI Filipino, Tausug
Meaning uncertain. A famous bearer is Nurallaji Pinang Misuari (1939-), better known as Nur
Misuari, a Moro Filipino revolutionary.
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).
PANGANIBAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "careful, cautious (of danger)", derived from Tagalog panganib
"danger" combined with the suffix -an
denoting cause or action.
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
), which is derived from Cebuano pakyaw
meaning "wholesale" or "to buy or pay in bulk".
Possibly from Hokkien 欠賺 (khiàm-báu)
meaning "owed money, lacking money" or 鹹賺 (kiâm-báu)
"stingy with money".
From Hokkien 金舖 (kim-phò͘)
meaning "gold shop" or 金寳 (kim-pó)
meaning "golden treasure".
RADIAB Filipino, Maranao
, 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
Denoted a person from one of the various places of this name in Spain. Quirós, the place name, may derive from Galician queiroa
RIZAL Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Derived from Spanish ricial
meaning "green field" or "rice field". A notable bearer was José Rizal (1861-1896), a Filipino nationalist and national hero.
SALONGA Filipino, Tagalog
From the name of a chief of Polo (presently the city of Valenzuela in Manila) who was later baptised as Pedro
From Min Nan 三孫 (sam-sun)
or 三孙 (sam-sun)
meaning "third grandchild".
From Min Nan 四孫 (sì-sun)
or 四孙 (sì-sun)
meaning "fourth grandchild".
TATLONGHARI Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog Tatlong Hari
literally meaning "three kings", used to refer to the biblical Magi.
From Hokkien 大孫 (tōa-sun)
or 大孙 (tōa-sun)
VALLE Spanish, Filipino, Italian
Habitational name from any of the many places named with valle
"valley", or topographic name for someone who lived in a valley (Latin vallis
VALMORIDA Filipino, Cebuano
Means "valley of the forest field", derived from Spanish val
meaning "valley" (from a contraction of valle
typically used for surnames) and Japanese 森 (mori)
meaning "forest, woods" and 田 (ta)
"paddy, field" (see Morita
VELASCO Filipino, Spanish
From the medieval given name Velasco
formed with Basque bel
"raven" combined with the diminutive suffix -sco
. In some cases possibly a habitational name from any of various places in Logroño, Soria, and Seville provinces named Velasco.