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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Filipino
Pronounced Pron. /ˈʔa.ban.sɛ.ɲa/(Tagalog)  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsAvancena

Meaning & History

Hispanicised form of Arabic اِبْن سِينَا‎ (ibn sīnā) meaning "son of Sina". This was the Arabic name for Avicenna (980-1037), a Persian polymath.
Added 7/28/2020 by HL
Edited 7/28/2020 by HL