Filipino Submitted Surnames
are used on the island nation of the Philippines.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Possibly of Hispanic origin. Common in the Taytay region of Palawan.
Possibly of Spanish and/or Portuguese origin and possibly a derivative of Albuquerque.
ALHAMBRA Filipino, Spanish
Refers to the Alhambra, a palace complex located in Granada, Spain. The name itself is of Arabic origin, derived from Arabic الْحَمْرَاء (Al-Ḥamrā)
meaning "the red one" or, ultimately, from Arabic أَحْمَر (ʾaḥmar)
BAGATSING Filipino, Hiligaynon
Indian Filipino name derived from Sanskrit भगत (bhagat)
meaning "devotee, follower" combined with सिंह (siṃhá)
Tagalog Filipino surname meaning "iron stone", from Tagalog bato
"stone" combined with bakal
CORRALES Filipino, Spanish
Denoting someone who worked in a barn or on a farm . Corral
means "barnyard", "corral", "yard" ,"sheepshed".
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).
Means "not knowing how to (do something)" in Filipino. ”di” is short for hinde/hindi, which means no, not, etc. “maanó” is derived from paano, which means “how.”
DIZON Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Derived from Hokkien 二孫 (di-sun)
or 二孙 (di-sun)
meaning "second grandson". It is mainly used by Filipinos of Hokkien Chinese ancestry.
GALURA Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Kapampangan galura
, ultimately from Sanskrit गरुड (garuḍa)
referring to a mythical bird in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain belief.
Came from a rich village of the Philippines was adapted during the Spanish Colony
A filipino surname from the Spanish word "gozar," meaning "to enjoy."
GOZON Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Min Nan 五孫 (gō͘-sun)
or 五孙 (gō͘-sun)
meaning "fifth grandchild".
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''
LABRADOR Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino
From the root word "labora" meaning labor or work. This means laborer or worker but often associated to farmers as in San Isidro Labrador
LARDIZABAL Filipino, Basque
This indicates familial origin within Lardizabal Palace, a mansion in Segura, Comarca of Goierri.
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
This surname is locataed mostly on Visayas or Mindanao in the Philippines. Manug is also a place in Egypt
PABALAT Filipino (Archaic)
A Filipino surname meaning "cover, saddle" or "saddle maker". This surname was probably created when a Spanish Surveyor conducts a census during the late 19th century or the early 20th century in Cavinti, Laguna, Philippines and asked a Filipino about his name but unable to complete his name because he lacks a surname but the surveyor notices that the boy is making a saddle so he just wrote 'Pabalat' in his papers.
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).
PANGANIBAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "careful, cautious (of danger)", derived from Tagalog panganib
"danger" combined with the suffix -an
denoting cause or action.
PANGILINAN Tagalog, Filipino
Means "place of abstinence" from Tagalog pangilin
meaning "abstinence, to abstain" and the suffix -an
meaning "place of, time of". It was used to denote abstinence from certain foods for religious purposes.
QUIAMBAO Filipino, Tagalog
Of Hokkien origin with an unknown meaning. It is mainly used by Filipinos of Chinese origin.
Denoted a person from one of the various places of this name in Spain. Quirós, the place name, may derive from Galician queiroa
RIZAL Malay, Filipino
In the case of Filipino usage, the surname is claimed to be derived from Spanish ricial
meaning "the green of young growth" or "green fields". A notable bearer is José Rizal (1861-1896), a Filipino nationalist and national hero.
SAMSON Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Min Nan 三孫 (sam-sun)
or 三孙 (sam-sun)
meaning "third grandchild", common among Filipinos of Chinese ancestry.
SISON Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Min Nan 四孫 (sì-sun)
or 四孙 (sì-sun)
meaning "fourth grandchild", mainly used by Filipinos of Chinese ancestry.
TUAZON Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Hokkien 大孫 (tōa-sun)
or 大孙 (tōa-sun)
meaning "grandson", used by Filipinos of Hokkien Chinese ancestry.
VALLE Spanish, Filipino, Italian
Habitational name from any of the many places named with valle
"valley", or topographic name for someone who lived in a valley (Latin vallis
"Valley of Morita" in Spanish, from Morita
(森田) (sēntián), "forest and farmland" in Chinese
VELASCO Filipino, Spanish
From the medieval given name Velasco
formed with Basque bel
"raven" combined with the diminutive suffix -sco
. In some cases possibly a habitational name from any of various places in Logroño, Soria, and Seville provinces named Velasco.