Filipino Submitted Surnames

Filipino names are used on the island nation of the Philippines.
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ABES Filipino
Possibly of Hispanic origin. Common in the Taytay region of Palawan.
ABUQUE Filipino
Possibly of Spanish and/or Portuguese origin and possibly a derivative of Albuquerque.
ADLAWAN Filipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Derived from Cebuano adlawan meaning "daytime" or "daybreak".
AGBAYANI Filipino, Ilocano, Tagalog
Means "to become a hero" in Ilocano.
AGBUYA Filipino, Ilocano
Means "to watch" in Ilocano.
ALCANTARA Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Variant of Alcántara used in the Philippines.
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) "red".
ALMAZAN Filipino, Tagalog
Variant of Almazán used in the Philippines.
AMBONG Filipino, Cebuano
Denotes a type of hut or shack used as storage for food harvest.
ANYAYAHAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "banquet, bid, treat" in Tagalog.
AVELINO Spanish, Polynesian, Filipino
Spanish form of Avellino, the surname of the 17th-century Italian saint Andrew Avellino.
BACCAY Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to guard" in Tagalog.
BAGATSING Filipino, Hiligaynon
Indian Filipino name derived from Sanskrit भगत (bhagat) meaning "devotee, follower" combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
BALAGUER Catalan, Tagalog
Denotes someone originally from the city of Balaguer in Catalonia, Spain.
BALINGIT Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cheeks" in Kapampangan.
BALUYOT Filipino, Hiligaynon, Tagalog
Derived from Hiligaynon baluyot meaning "sack, bag, pouch".
BANAAG Filipino, Hiligaynon, Tagalog
Means "gleam, daybreak" or "reflection" in Hiligaynon.
BAÑAGA Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog banyaga meaning foreigner, stranger" or "foreign".
Tagalog Filipino surname meaning "iron stone", from Tagalog bato "stone" combined with bakal "iron, steel".
BAUZON Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning unknown; of Hokkien origin.
BITUIN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "star" in Tagalog.
BORJA Spanish (Latinized, Rare, Archaic), Filipino (Latinized, Modern, Rare, Archaic)
Borja is originated in Spain before the Thirty Year's War.... [more]
BULAN Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano, Indonesian
Means "moon" in Tagalog, Cebuano, and Indonesian.
CARABEO Filipino
water buffalo
CATACUTAN Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog katakutan meaning "fear, fright".
CATAPANG Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog tapang meaning "bravery, courage".
CAYABYAB Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog yabyab meaning "pounding of rice grains".
CELDA Spanish (Modern, Rare), Filipino (Modern, Rare)
The Spanish word for 'cell', as in prison cell.
From Cuenca de Cheng, "CHENG's basin" in Spanish
Hispanicized form of Xu
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).
DE GUZMAN Filipino, Tagalog, Ilocano
Form of de Guzmán used in the Philippines.
DEL ROSARIO Spanish, Filipino, Italian
Means ''of the rosary'' in Spanish.
DILAG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "beauty, splendour, brilliancy" or "maiden" in Tagalog.
DILAN Filipino, Ilocano
Filipino from the filipine islands
DIMAANÓ Filipino
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.”
meaning cant be lessened or diminished
meaning cant be withered
DIVATA Filipino (Rare, Archaic)
Is Visayan or Mindanao word which means "Guardian/Protector of the Nature"... [more]
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.
DUNGOG Filipino, Hiligaynon, Cebuano
Means "pride, honour" or "celebrity" in Hiligaynon.
FARAON Filipino (Modern)
The Tagalog word for "Pharaoh".
GALIT Filipino, Tagalog
Means "anger" in Tagalog.
GALURA Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Kapampangan galura, ultimately from Sanskrit गरुड (garuḍa) referring to a mythical bird in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain belief.
GONZAGA Filipino
Came from a rich village of the Philippines was adapted during the Spanish Colony
GOZAR Filipino
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".
GUINTO Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog ginto meaning "gold".
From the visayan province of Samar
HALILI Filipino, Tagalog
Means "successor" in Tagalog.
HERMEDILLA Filipino (Latinized, Modern, Rare)
From Batangas province in Southern Tagalog region in the Philippines since the Spanish colony.
HERMIDILLA Filipino (Latinized, Rare, Archaic), Italian (Latinized, Modern, Rare)
Hermidilla is originated from Batangas province in Southern Tagalog region in the Philippines during the Spanish colony.... [more]
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''
ISIP Filipino, Tagalog
Means "mind, intellect" in Tagalog.
JANDER Filipino
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
LACSON Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Min Nan 六孫 (la̍k-sun) or 六孙 (la̍k-sun) meaning "sixth grandchild".
LARDIZABAL Filipino, Basque
This indicates familial origin within Lardizabal Palace, a mansion in Segura, Comarca of Goierri.
LEGASPI Spanish, Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
Hispanicised form of Basque Legazpi.
LICHAUCO Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning unknown; of Hokkien origin. It is mainly used by Filipinos of Chinese ancestry.
LIWANAG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "radiance, light" in Tagalog.
LUALHATI Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog luwalhati meaning "glory".
MACALIPAY Filipino, Hiligaynon
Means "to cause joy" in Hiligaynon.
Derived from Kapangpagan makapagal meaning "tiring".
Of Filipino origin and unknown meaning.
MADLANGSAKAY Filipino (Modern, Rare, ?)
Meaning in Filipino "people on board"
MAGBANUA Filipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Derived from Cebuano bánwa meaning "city, town" or "homeland".
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
Means "relate, tell, narrate" in Tagalog.... [more]
MAHINAY Filipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Means "gently" or "slowly" in Cebuano.
MALLARI Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Hispanicization of Mayari, which refers to the goddess of the moon in Tagalog and Philippine mythology.
MANALO Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to win" in Tagalog.
MANUG Filipino
This surname is locataed mostly on Visayas or Mindanao in the Philippines. Manug is also a place in Egypt
MARASIGAN Filipino, Tagalog
Of Tagalog origin and unexplained meaning.
MATIAS Filipino, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Czech (Americanized)
Spanish (Matías), Portuguese, and Dutch: from the personal name (see Matthew).... [more]
MELANAY Filipino (Latinized, Modern, Rare)
From Bicol region in the Philippines, the most population name in Naga City.
MILANAY Filipino (Latinized, Rare, Archaic)
The Milanay is original surname from Bicol region in the Philippines, the most population name in Naga City.
ORACION Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Spanish oración meaning "sentence" or "prayer".
OSMEÑA Filipino, Cebuano (Hispanicized)
Perhaps of Muslim origin derived from the Arabic given name Uthman, or of Spanish origin.... [more]
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).
PALAD Filipino, Tagalog
Means "fate, destiny, palm in Tagalog.
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.
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".
meaning "getting reddish"
QUEZON Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain, possibly a variant of Quizon or of Spanish origin.... [more]
QUIAMBAO Filipino, Tagalog
Of Hokkien origin with an unknown meaning. It is mainly used by Filipinos of Chinese origin.
QUISUMBING Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Meaning unknown; of Hokkien origin. It is mainly used by Filipinos of Chinese ancestry.
QUIZON Filipino, Tagalog
Possibly of Hokkien (Hakka) origin, from a combination of the Chinese surnames Cui and Son.
Denoted a person from one of the various places of this name in Spain. Quirós, the place name, may derive from Galician queiroa meaning "heather".
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.
SALVADOR Filipino, Spanish, Catalan, Tagalog, Portuguese
From the popular Christian personal name Salvador, meaning "Savior" (Latin Salvator, a derivative of salvare "to save"), bestowed in honor of Christ.
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.
"DIEGO of Sendai", from Sendai (仙台) (Xiāntái), "platform of the Immortals" in Chinese
SICAT Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog sikat meaning "rise (to fame), appearance".
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.
SUMULONG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to progress" or "to advance" in Tagalog.
TANYAG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "renowned, eminent, famous" in Tagalog.
TIBAYAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to strengthen" in Tagalog.
TRINIDAD Filipino, Spanish
Means "trinity" in Spanish, referring to the Holy Trinity.
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 or Belasco 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.