Cebuano Submitted Surnames

Cebuano names are used in the southern Philippines.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ADLAWAN Filipino, Cebuano
Means "daytime" in Cebuano.
AMBONG Filipino, Cebuano
Denotes a type of hut or shack used as storage for food harvest.
BACOLOD Filipino, Hiligaynon, Cebuano
Derived from Hiligaynon bakolod meaning "hill, mound, rise". This is also the name of a city in the Negros Occidental province in the Philippines.
BACUNAWA Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano bakunawa referring to a type of serpent or dragon in Visayan mythology.
BAGUIO Filipino, Cebuano
Hispanicized form of Cebuano bagyo meaning "typhoon, storm".
BAHANDI Filipino, Cebuano
Means "wealth, riches, treasure" in Cebuano.
BATOBALANI Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
Means "lodestone, magnet" in Cebuano and Hiligaynon.
BULAN Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano, Indonesian
Means "moon" in Tagalog, Cebuano, and Indonesian.
CABAHUG Filipino, Cebuano
Means "feeder" from Cebuano bahog meaning "feed, slop".
CABATUAN Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano kabatoan meaning "rocky area, rocky place".
CALINAO Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
Derived from Cebuano and Hiligaynon kalinaw meaning "calmness, peace, tranquility".
DAGOHOY Filipino, Cebuano
From a shortened form of the Cebuano phrase dagon sa huyuhoy meaning "talisman of the breeze", which was the nom de guerre of Filipino rebel Francisco "Dagohoy" Sendrijas (1724-1800).
DALISAY Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Means "pure, chaste" in Tagalog and Cebuano.
DASIG Filipino, Cebuano
Means "fast, quick" or "vivacious" in Cebuano.
DUNGOG Filipino, Hiligaynon, Cebuano
Means "pride, honour" or "celebrity" in Hiligaynon.
DUTERTE Filipino, Cebuano
Hispanicised spelling of French du tertre meaning "of the hillock, of the mound" (see DUTERTRE). A notable bearer is Rodrigo Duterte (1945-), the current president of the Philippines.
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''
MACALIPAY Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
From Cebuano and Hiligaynon makalipay meaning "comfort, pleasant".
MAGBANUA Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano magbanwa meaning "townsperson", derived from Cebuano bánwa meaning "city, town".
MAGINDARA Cebuano
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
Denotes a forest dweller or a person originally from a forest, derived from Cebuano lasang meaning "forest".
MAHINAY Filipino, Cebuano
Means "gently" or "slowly" in Cebuano.
MANGUBAT Filipino, Cebuano
Means "to battle, to wage war" in Cebuano.
MAPUTI Filipino, Cebuano
Means "white" or "silvery" in Cebuano.
OSMEÑA Filipino, Cebuano (Hispanicized)
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.
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).
PAQUIAO Filipino (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".
PATALINGHUG Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano patalinghog meaning "listen".
PILAPIL Filipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Means "rice paddy, rice field" in Cebuano and Tagalog.
RIZAL Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
From Spanish ricial meaning "green field" or "rice field". A notable bearer was José Rizal (1861-1896), a Filipino nationalist and national hero.
VALMORIDA Filipino, Cebuano
Means "valley of the forest field" derived from Spanish val, a contraction of valle meaning "valley", combined with Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest, woods" and 田 (ta) "paddy, field" (see MORITA).
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