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.
AGCAOILI Filipino, Ilocano, Tagalog
Derived from Ilocano agkawili meaning "to hold on".
ALCANTARA Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Variant of Alcántara used in the Philippines.
ALMAZAN Filipino, Tagalog
Variant of Almazán used in the Philippines.
ALONTO Filipino, Maranao
Meaning uncertain, of Maranao origin.
AMBONG Filipino, Cebuano
Denotes a type of hut or shack used as storage for food harvest.
AMRAD Filipino
Unknown origin.
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.
BACOLOD Filipino, Hiligaynon
Derived from Hiligaynon bakólod meaning "hill, mound".
BACUNAWA Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano bakunawa referring to a type of serpent or dragon in Visayan mythology.
BAGATSING Filipino
Filipinized form of Bhagat Singh, a combination of Sanskrit भगत (bhagat) meaning "devotee, follower" combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion". A notable bearer was Ramon Bagatsing (1916-2006), the 19th Mayor of Manila who was of Indian descent.
BAGUIO Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano bagyo meaning "typhoon, storm".
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".
BANIAGA Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog banyaga meaning "foreigner".
BAQUIRAN Filipino, Ilocano, Tagalog
Derived from Ilocano bakiran meaning "forest".
BASA Tagalog, Filipino
Very prominent name in Manila, the Philippines.
BATOBALANI Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
Means "lodestone, magnet" in Cebuano and Hiligaynon.
BATUNGBAKAL Filipino
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.
BONDOC Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog bundok meaning "mountain".
BULAN Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano, Indonesian
Means "moon" in Tagalog, Cebuano, and Indonesian.
CAASI Filipino, Ilocano
Means "pitiful" in Ilocano.
CABATUAN Filipino, Cebuano, Ilocano
Derived from Cebuano kabatoan meaning "rocky area, rocky place".
CALINAO Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano kalinaw meaning "peace, clarity".
CAÑOSA Filipino
It is derived from the word 'Caña' meaning 'reed'. Born as a surname in before World War I, it is a newly formed family name built by Angelo Cañosa and his 2 siblings, formerly his birth surname is Caña when he and his siblings migrated to Agusan when they are wanted by the Spanish Authorities as they were berdugos(Killing Spanish allies)in their native place, Minglanilla and by rowing boats, they landed in Mindanao and he, Angelo Caña and his two siblings changed their family name into Cañosa... [more]
CAÑUSA Filipino (Spanish, Modern, Archaic)
Cañusa is the only variant of the family name of Cañusa. Used by the descendants of Ortillo Cañosa and Eulalia Cañosa in Agusan del Sur, Philippines.
CARABEO Filipino
water buffalo
CARINGAL Filipino, Tagalog
Means "very beautiful, very handsome", from Tagalog dingal "beautiful, handsome".
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.
CHENGCUENCA Filipino
From Cuenca de Cheng, "CHENG's basin" in Spanish
COJUANGCO Filipino, Tagalog
From Hokkien 許寰哥 (Khó͘ Hoân-ko), which was the nickname of Co Yu Hwan (許玉寰), the Chinese predecessor of the family who arrived in the Philippines in the 19th century. This is the name of a prominent political and business family in the Philippines.
CORRALES Filipino, Spanish
Denoting someone who worked in a barn or on a farm . Corral means "barnyard", "corral", "yard" ,"sheepshed".
CUNANAN Filipino, Pampangan
Meaning uncertain, of Kapampangan origin.
DACANAY Filipino, Ilocano, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain, of Ilocano origin.
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).
DALISAY Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Means "pure, chaste" in Tagalog and Cebuano.
DASALAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "place of prayer" from Tagalog dasal "prayer".
DASIG Filipino, Cebuano
Means "fast, quick" or "vivacious" in Cebuano.
DAYANGHIRANG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "chosen lady", derived from Tagalog dayang meaning "lady, princess, girl" and hirang "choice, selection".
DE GUZMAN Filipino, Tagalog, Ilocano
Form of de Guzmán used in the Philippines.
DE LA LUNA Spanish, Filipino
Means "of the moon" in Spanish.
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.”
DIMACULANGAN Filipino
meaning cant be lessened or diminished
DIMALANTA Filipino
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.
DUTERTE Filipino, Cebuano
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is Rodrigo Duterte (1945-), the current President of the Philippines.
ELYAS Ethiopian, Filipino, Malay
Form of Elias, latinized version of the Hebrew Eliyahu, "My God is Yahweh", found in Ethiopian, Filipino and Malay populations. See also the first names Elias, Elijah.
FABROA Filipino
Means "lucky" in Tagalog.
FARAON Filipino (Modern)
The Tagalog word for "Pharaoh".
GALANG Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Means "respect" in Kapampangan and Tagalog.
GALIT Filipino, Tagalog
Means "anger" in Tagalog.
GALURA Filipino, Tagalog, Pampangan
Derived from Kapampangan galura, ultimately from Sanskrit गरुड (garuḍa) referring to a mythical bird in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain belief.
GATUS Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Cebuano gatos meaning "hundred".
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".
GUIRALDO Filipino
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''
IRAQUENA Filipino
Its meaning is 'era of coins' and its patriarch is Anok Iraquena.
ISIP Filipino, Tagalog
Means "mind, intellect" in Tagalog.
JANDER Filipino
MEANING HERE AND THERE.
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.
LATAYAN Filipino, Hiligaynon
Means "bridge, gangplank, board" in Hiligaynon.
LAXAMANA Filipino, Tagalog, Pampangan
Derived from Malay laksamana meaning "admiral, officer", ultimately from Sanskrit लक्ष्मण (lakṣmaṇa).
LEGASPI Spanish, Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
Hispanicised form of Basque Legazpi.
LICHAUCO Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning unknown; of Hokkien origin.
LIWANAG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "radiance, light" in Tagalog.
LUALHATI Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog luwalhati meaning "glory".
MABINI Filipino, Tagalog
Means "modest, prudent, civil" in Tagalog. A notable bearer was Apolinario Mabini y Maranan (1864-1903), a Filipino revolutionary.
MACALIPAY Filipino, Hiligaynon
Means "to cause joy" in Hiligaynon.
MACAPAGAL Filipino, Pampangan
Derived from Kapampangan makapagal meaning "tiring".
MACARAEG Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog makaraig meaning "one who defeats, one who overcomes".
MACATANGAY Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog makatangay meaning "one who takes away".
MADLANGSAKAY Filipino (Modern, Rare, ?)
Meaning in Filipino "people on board"
MAGBANUA Filipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Derived from Cebuano bánwa meaning "city, town" or "homeland".
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
Derived from Cebuano lasang meaning "forest".
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.
MAHINAY Filipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Means "gently" or "slowly" in Cebuano.
MALIGAYA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "happy, pleasant" in Tagalog.
MALIKSI Filipino, Tagalog
Means "active, quick, alert" in Tagalog.
MALLARI Filipino, Pampangan
Derived from Kapampangan malyari meaning "possible".
MANABAT Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Means "to ambush, to accost" in Pampangan.
MANALO Filipino, Tagalog, Pampangan
Means "to win" in Tagalog.
MANANSALA Filipino, Pampangan
Meaning unknown, possibly of Tagalog origin.
MANGUBAT Filipino, Cebuano
Means "to battle, to combat" in Cebuano.
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.
PABELICO Filipino
From the word Pabel which means, "Humble". Pabelico means "Humblest".
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).
PALACOL Filipino, Tagalog
Means "ax" in Tagalog.
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 Filipino, Tagalog
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 (Spanish), Cebuano (Spanish)
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".
PUMUPULA Filipino
meaning "getting reddish"
QUEZON Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain, possibly a variant of Quizon or of Spanish origin.... [more]
QUIAMBAO Filipino, Tagalog
Possibly from Hokkien 欠賺 (khiàm-báu) meaning "owed money, lacking money" or 鹹賺 (kiâm-báu) "stingy with money".
QUIMPO Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Hispanicized form of Hokkien 金舖 (kim-phò͘) meaning "gold shop" or 金寳 (kim-pó) meaning "golden treasure".
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.
REQUIROSO Filipino
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 Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Derived from Spanish ricial meaning "green field" or "rice field". A notable bearer was José Rizal (1861-1896), a Filipino nationalist and national hero.
SALAGUBANG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "beetle" in Tagalog.
SALONGA Filipino, Tagalog
From the name of a chief of Polo (presently the city of Valenzuela in Manila) who was later baptised as Pedro Salonga.
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.
SENDAYDIEGO Filipino
"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".
SILANG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "(mountain) pass, path" in Tagalog.
SIOSON Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Hokkien 小孫 (sió-sun) meaning "small grandchild".
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.
TANGLAO Filipino, Tagalog
Hispanicised spelling of Tagalog tanglaw meaning "light, illumination".
TANYAG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "renowned, eminent, famous" in Tagalog.
TATLONGHARI Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog Tatlong Hari literally meaning "three kings", used to refer to the biblical Magi.
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).
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).
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.
ZAPANTA Filipino, Tagalog, Hiligaynon
Of Hiligaynon origin and uncertain meaning.