are used in the southern Philippines.
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BACUNAWA Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano bakunawa
referring to a type of serpent or dragon in Visayan mythology.
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).
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''
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.
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 (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".
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.
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