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Type Surname
Pronounced Pron. ba-gong-gu-HA-su(Filipino) ba-gong-ga-HA-sa(Tagalog)  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsBasa, Bagonggahasa

Meaning & History

Refers to "something newly sharpened". It comes from the words bagong meaning "new" and hasa meaning "sharp". This surname is mostly found in the town of Paete, Laguna, and is often the subject of ridicule because it contains the word gahasa, meaning "rape". Some bearers have shortened their surname to "Basa".
Added 7/8/2021 by I like old names
Edited 4/26/2022 by I like old names