are used in the southern Philippines.
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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.
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).
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 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''
MAGBANUA Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano magbanwa
meaning "townsperson", derived from Cebuano bánwa
meaning "city, town".
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
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).
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