Filipino Submitted Surnames

Filipino names 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.
Abaño Filipino
Possibly derived from Spanish baño meaning "bath".
Abantas Filipino, Maranao
Means "long-lived" in Maranao.
Abas Arabic, Filipino, Maguindanao, Maranao
From the given name Abbas.
Abayon Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano abay meaning "parallel, analogue, juxtapose".
Abcede Filipino
A bearer of this name was Salvador Abcede, the leader of the anti-Japanese guerrilla group on Negros.
Abduljabbar Arabic, Filipino, Maranao
Derived from the given name Abd al-Jabbar.
Abdulmalic Filipino, Maranao
From the given name Abdulmalic.
Abedin Bengali, Filipino, Maranao, Maguindanao
Derived from the given name Abidin.
Abes Filipino
Possibly of Hispanic origin. Common in the Taytay region of Palawan.
Abiera Filipino
It is borne by approximately 1 in 1,140,397 people. This last name occurs mostly in Asia, where 96 percent of Abiera live; 95 percent live in Southeast Asia and 95 percent live in Malayo-Asia. This last name is most prevalent in The Philippines, where it is borne by 6,047 people, or 1 in 16,742.
Abuhan Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano abohan meaning "hearth, fireplace".
Abuque Filipino
Possibly of Spanish and/or Portuguese origin and possibly a derivative of Albuquerque.
Acmad Filipino, Maranao
From the given name Acmad.
Acollador Filipino
Lanyard in Spanish
Adap Filipino, Maranao
Means "in front of, before" in Maranao.
Adiong Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao adiyong meaning "to prepare, to make ready".
Adlao Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano adlaw meaning "sun, day".
Adlawan Filipino, Cebuano
Means "daytime" in Cebuano.
Advincula Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of Advíncula primarily used in the Philippines.
Aganad Filipino, Ilocano
From Ilocano agannad meaning "to be careful, to take care".
Agbay Filipino, Cebuano
Means "to put one's arm around another's shoulders" in Cebuano.
Agbayani Filipino, Ilocano
Means "to become a hero" in Ilocano.
Agbuya Filipino, Ilocano
Means "to watch" in Ilocano.
Agcaoili Filipino, Ilocano
Derived from Ilocano agkawili meaning "hold on to".
Agojo Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog aguho meaning "Australian pine tree", a type of she-oak tree (genus Casuarina).
Agoncillo Spanish (Philippines)
It is believed that the surname comes from an ancient Celtic settlement named Egon, whose ruins lie near the town of Agoncillo, La Rioja, Spain.
Aguinaldo Spanish (Philippines)
From the given name Aguinaldo. A notable bearer was Emilio Aguinaldo (1869-1964), the first president of the Philippines.
Aguinod Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano aginod meaning "plod, crawl, move slowly".
Akmad Filipino, Maguindanao, Tausug
From the given name Akmad.
Alang Filipino, Maranao
Means "obstruct, block" in Maranao.
Alcabasa Filipino
Derived from Spanish el cabeza meaning "the head".
Alcantara Spanish, Filipino
Simplified form of Alcántara.
Alegado Spanish (Philippines)
From Spanish alegado meaning "alleged, claimed".
Alforque Spanish (Philippines)
Possibly from the name of a place called Alforque in Zaragoza province, Spain, meaning uncertain.
Aligato Filipino, Cebuano
Means "spark, flying ember" in Cebuano.
Alimasag Filipino, Cebuano
Means "flower crab" in Cebuano.
Alimpolos Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano alimpulos meaning "whirlwind, cyclone".
Alindajao Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano alindahaw meaning "drizzle, sprinkle".
Almazan Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Almazán primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Almoroto ᜀᜎ᜔ᜋᜓᜍᜓᜆᜓ Filipino
Possibly derived from almus, which means "nurturing", and toto, which means "all over", from Latin during Spanish colonization and rule in the Philippines. Almoroto could mean "nurturing all over."... [more]
Alonto Filipino, Maranao
Means "extraordinary" in Maranao.
Amahan Filipino, Cebuano
Means "father" in Cebuano.
Amatonding Filipino, Maranao
From a Maranao title of nobility.
Amboloto Filipino, Maranao
Means "rainbow" in Maranao.
Ambong Filipino, Cebuano
Denotes a type of hut or shack used as storage for food harvest.
Ambor Filipino, Maranao
Means "bullets" or "cannon ball" in Maranao.
Amigable Spanish (Philippines)
From Spanish amigable meaning "amicable".
Amihan Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
Means "north wind" in Cebuano and Hiligaynon.
Amoran Filipino, Maranao
Means "foundation, framework" in Maranao.
Ampao Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao ampaw meaning "detour" or "popped rice".
Amparo Spanish (Philippines)
Means "protection, shelter, refuge" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Amparo, meaning "Our Lady of Refuge".
Ampaso Filipino, Maranao
Derived from ampasoʼ, a Maranao ancestral title.
Ampuan Filipino, Maranao
From a royal title meaning "one who asks for apology" or "revered, great" in Maranao.
Amrad Filipino
Unknown origin.
Anib Filipino, Cebuano
Means "chapter, volume" in Cebuano.
Anilao Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog anilaw referring to a type of plant (genus Colona).
Añonuevo Spanish (Philippines)
Means "New Year" in Spanish.
Anticristo Spanish (Philippines, Rare)
Means "antichrist" in Spanish.
Antolijao Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano antulihaw meaning "Philippine oriole" (a type of bird).
Anyayahan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "banquet, bid, invitation" in Tagalog.
Apas Filipino, Cebuano
Means "catch up with, overtake" in Cebuano.
Apellido Spanish (Philippines)
This likely originated as a surname taken by people who didn't have a surname and wrote "Apellido" (the Spanish for surname) when filling in an official form.
Apilado Spanish (Philippines)
Means "stack, pile up."
Apostol Spanish (Philippines), Romanian
Means "apostle" in Romanian and is an unaccented form of Apóstol in Filipino.
Aragasi Filipino, Maranao
Means "bully" or "ogre" in Maranao.
Araneta Filipino
From a Basque name derived from haran meaning "valley" combined with the toponymic suffix -eta.
Arcangel Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish arcángel meaning "archangel."
Arcilla Spanish (Philippines)
From Spanish arcilla meaning "clay," derived via Latin from Greek ἄργιλλος (árgillos), ultimately from ἀργός (argós) meaning "white."
Arcillas Spanish (Philippines)
From Spanish arcillas, the plural of arcilla meaning "clay" (see Arcilla).
Arimao Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao arimaw meaning "lion".
Armada Spanish (Philippines), Spanish
Taken directly from the Spanish word meaning "navy, fleet."
Asis Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of Asís primarily used in the Philippines.
Asum Filipino, Maranao
Possibly from Maranao asom meaning "bearded, rugged".
Asuncion Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of Asunción, primarily used in the Philippines.
Atangan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "help to raise a load (onto another's head or shoulders)" in Tagalog.
Atienza Spanish, Filipino
Habitational name from the municipality of Atienza in Guadalajara province, Spain.
Atis Filipino, Cebuano
Means "sugar apple" in Cebuano.
Auman Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano awom meaning "mole".
Austria Spanish (Philippines)
From the name of the European country, either as an ethnic name or a reference to the Austrian Habsburg dynasty, which ruled Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Avanceña Filipino
Hispanicised form of Arabic اِبْن سِينَا‎ (ibn sīnā) meaning "son of Sina". This was the Arabic name for Avicenna (980-1037), a Persian polymath.
Avelino Spanish, Polynesian, Filipino
Spanish form of Avellino, the surname of the 17th-century Italian saint Andrew Avellino.
Babao Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano babaw meaning "top, above, over".
Babao Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog babaw meaning "shallowness".
Bacalso Filipino, Cebuano
Meaning uncertain.
Bacani Filipino, Pampangan, Pangasinan
Meaning uncertain.
Bacatan Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano bakat meaning "billow, large wave of water".
Baccay Filipino, Tagalog
Possibly from a Tagalog word meaning "to guard".
Baclay Filipino, Cebuano
Means "long walk, hike" in Cebuano.
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.
Bagacay Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano bagakay referring to a type of bamboo.
Bagaoisan Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog bagwisan meaning "to grow wings" or "to pull out the wing feathers (of a bird)".
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.
Bago Cebuano
Derived from malabago and maribago, the Cebuano name for the Hibiscus tiliaceus plant.
Bagongahasa Filipino (Rare), Tagalog
Refers to "something newly sharpened". It comes from the words bagong meaning "new" and hasa meaning "sharp". This surname is mostly found in the town of Paete, Laguna, and is often the subject of ridicule because it contains the word gahasa, meaning "rape"... [more]
Bagsic Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog bagsik meaning "fierceness, severity, strength, power".
Bagtas Filipino, Tagalog
Means "trail through rough country, passage across wilderness" in Tagalog.
Baguinda Filipino, Maguindanao, Maranao
From the Minangkabau title bagindo denoting a prince or member of royalty. It was probably adopted in honour of Rajah Baguinda Ali (Raja Bagindo Ali in Indonesian sources), a Minangkabau prince who became a ruler of the Sulu Archipelago.
Baguio Filipino, Cebuano
Hispanicized form of Cebuano bagyo meaning "typhoon, storm".
Bahaghari Filipino, Tagalog
Means “rainbow” in Tagalog.
Bahandi Filipino, Cebuano
Means "wealth, riches, treasure" in Cebuano.
Balagtas Filipino, Tagalog
Means "shortcut, direct (path or statement)" in Tagalog.
Balaguer Catalan, Spanish, Filipino
Habitational name for someone originally from the city of Balaguer in Catalonia, Spain.
Balansag Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano bansag meaning "name".
Baliad Filipino, Cebuano
Means "to bend backwards" in Cebuano.
Balili Filipino, Cebuano
Means "grass, turf" in Cebuano.
Balindong Filipino, Maranao
From a title of nobility meaning "philosopher, seer" in Maranao.
Balingbing Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from the devil chase, a percussion instrument originating in Southern Asia commonly found in India and the Philippines, via its other name balingbing.
Balingit Filipino, Tagalog
From the name of Rajah Balingit (or Pedro Balingit), a 16th-century Filipino chief.
Balitaan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to share news" in Tagalog.
Balogbog Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano balugbog meaning "marble".
Baluyot Filipino, Tagalog, Hiligaynon
Derived from Hiligaynon baluyot meaning "sack, bag, pouch".
Balza Spanish (Archaic), Belgian (Archaic), Filipino (Hispanicized, Archaic)
Derivation (Belzer, Balzac, Balzer, etc.) of the given name Balthazar, meaning "one of the three wise men."
Banaag Filipino, Tagalog
Means "gleam, glimmer, ray" in Tagalog.
Bangon Filipino, Maranao
Means "to rise, to get up" or "plot of land" in Maranao.
Baniaga Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog banyaga meaning "foreigner".
Banogon Filipino, Cebuano
Means "hawklike" in Cebuano, ultimately from banog meaning "hawk".
Bantayan Filipino, Cebuano
Means "watchtower, guard-place" in Cebuano.
Banto Filipino, Maranao
Means "guest" in Maranao.
Banzon Filipino
From Hokkien 萬 (bān) meaning "ten thousand, innumerable" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild".
Baquiran Filipino, Ilocano
Derived from Ilocano bakiran meaning "forest".
Barrameda Spanish (Philippines)
Possibly a habitational name for a person who lived in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain.
Bartolome Spanish (Philippines)
From the given name Bartolomé primarily used in the Philippines.
Basa Tagalog, Filipino
Very prominent name in Manila, the Philippines.
Bascug Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano baskog meaning "healthy, strong".
Basher Arabic, Bengali, Filipino, Maranao
From the given name Bashir.
Batabor Filipino, Maranao
Means "coffeepot, teapot" or "green malong (tube skirt)" in Maranao.
Batalo Filipino, Maranao
Possibly from Maranao batalo' meaning "practice, compete".
Batino Filipino, Tagalog
Means "hard alstonia" (a type of plant) in Tagalog.
Batobalani Filipino, Hiligaynon, Cebuano
Means "lodestone, magnet" in Hiligaynon and Cebuano.
Batoon Filipino, Cebuano
Means "rocky, rugged, stony" in Cebuano.
Batungbakal Filipino
Tagalog Filipino surname meaning "iron stone", from Tagalog bato "stone" combined with bakal "iron, steel".
Bauzon Filipino
Possibly from Hokkien 茅 (bâu) meaning "thatch, reeds" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild".
Bayabao Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao Bayabaw, the term used to refer to traditional subdivisions of the eastern regions of Lanao.
Bayani Filipino, Tagalog
Means "hero" in Tagalog.
Belleza Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish belleza "beauty".
Benitez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Benítez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Bermudez Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of Bermúdez primarily used in the Philippines.
Berongoy Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano barungoy meaning "black-finned flying fish" (genus Cypselurus).
Bihag Filipino, Cebuano
Means "captive, hostage" in Cebuano.
Bitoon Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
Means "star" in Cebuano and Hiligaynon.
Bituin Filipino, Tagalog
Means "star" in Tagalog.
Blancaflor Spanish (Philippines)
Means "white flower," from the Spanish words blanca meaning "white" and flor meaning "flower."
Blesse English (British), Filipino, Indian, French
The last name Blesse was first discovered in Oxfordshire and held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. In the Philippines, Blesse means "a blessing in the family." In India, Blesse means "bless you."
Bocboc Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano bukbok meaning "clobber, maul" or "woodboring insect, weevil".
Bohol Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Habitational for someone from the province of Bohol in the Philippines. It is derived from bo-ol, a kind of tree that flourished on the island
Boloto Filipino, Maranao
Means "rainbow" in Maranao.
Bondoc Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog bundok meaning "mountain".
Bonhoc Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano bunhok meaning "bird louse" (a type of small biting insect).
Borromeo Spanish (Philippines)
Nickname derived from Italian buon romeo meaning "good pilgrim", from buono meaning "good" and Romeo meaning "pilgrim (to Rome)".
Brazos Filipino, English (American)
Means "arms" in Spanish.
Buan Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog buwan meaning "moon, month".
Buaya Filipino, Cebuano
Means "crocodile" in Cebuano.
Bucad Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog bukad meaning "opening, unfolding (of flowers)".
Bucag Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano bukag meaning "basket".
Bucao Filipino, Cebuano
Means "hawk-owl" (genus Ninox) in Cebuano.
Bucog Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano bukog meaning "bone".
Buena Spanish (Philippines)
Means "good" in Spanish.
Buenafe Spanish (Philippines)
Means "good faith" in Spanish, from buena meaning "good" and fe meaning "faith".
Buenaflor Spanish (Philippines)
Means "good flower" in Spanish.
Buenaventura Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from the given name Buenaventura.
Buenavista Spanish (Philippines)
Means "good view" in Spanish. This was likely a habitational name for any of the places in Spain named this.
Buendia Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of Buendía primarily used in the Philippines.
Buensuceso Spanish (Philippines)
From a Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso, meaning "Our Lady of the Good Event," referring to the Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Jesus.
Bugas Filipino, Cebuano
Means "milled rice, grain" in Cebuano.
Bughao Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano bughaw meaning "blue".
Bugtai Filipino, Cebuano
Means "Siamese rough bush" (a type of tree in the genus Streblus) in Cebuano.
Buhat Filipino, Cebuano
Means "work, job, deed" or "make, create" in Cebuano.
Bulac Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano bulak meaning "flower, bloom, blossom".
Bulahan Filipino, Cebuano
Means "lucky, fortunate, blessed" in Cebuano.
Bulalacao Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog bulalakaw meaning "meteor, shooting star".
Bulan Filipino, Cebuano
Means "moon" in Cebuano.
Bulanon Filipino, Cebuano
Means "moonlit, moonstruck" in Cebuano.
Bulawan Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Means "gold" in Tagalog and Cebuano.
Bunal Filipino, Cebuano
Means "hit, strike (with a bat or club)" in Cebuano.
Buquid Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog bukid meaning "farm, field, countryside".
Caacbay Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kaakbay meaning "comrade-in-arms, person with another's arm over the shoulders".
Ca-ang Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kaang meaning "flowerpot".
Caasi Filipino, Ilocano
Means "pitiful" in Ilocano.
Cabaco Spanish, Filipino
From spanish word cabaco means "horse"
Cabahug Filipino, Cebuano
Means "feeder" from Cebuano bahog meaning "feed, slop".
Cabatuan Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano kabatoan meaning "rocky area, rocky place".
Cabilan Filipino, Cebuano
Means "petroleum nut" (a type of tree in the genus Pittosporum) in Cebuano.
Cabugatan Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao kabugatan, a historical title for a crown prince.
Cabuhat Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kabuhat meaning "lifter, carrier".
Cabungcal Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kabungkal meaning "digger, tiller".
Cagadas Filipino
The name Cagadas is most likely made or given to the Filipinos during the baptism of native Filipinos to Christianity in the 19th Century during the expedition of Ferdinand Magellan. Most Filipinos had no surnames prior to their baptism and these names are given by the Spanish colonizers.
Cagandahan Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog kagandahan meaning "beauty".
Cahayag Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kahayag meaning "light, splendour".
Cahulogan Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog kahulugan meaning "meaning".
Cajigas Spanish, Filipino
Topographic name from the plural of Spanish cajigo, derived from quejigo meaning "gall oak".
Cajucom Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kahukom meaning "judge".
Calado Portuguese, Spanish (Philippines)
Menas "silent, quiet" in Portuguese and "soaked drenched" in Spanish.
Calagahan Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog kahalagahan meaning "importance".
Calaycay Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kalaykay meaning "rake".
Calinao Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
Derived from Cebuano and Hiligaynon kalinaw meaning "calmness, peace, tranquility".
Calinawan Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kalinawan meaning "peace".
Calingasan Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kalingasan meaning "lustre of a surface (which reflects light)".
Calinisan Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kalinisan meaning "cleanliness, purity".
Calma Filipino, Pampangan
From Pampangan kalma meaning "fate, fortune", ultimately from Sanskrit कर्मन् (karman).
Calumpang Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kalumpang meaning "wild almond tree".
Camama Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao kamama meaning "manly, masculine".
Camansi Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kamansi meaning "breadfruit".
Camantigue Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kamantigi meaning "garden balsam (a type of plant)".
Camay Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kamay meaning "sugar" or "gesture".
Campilan Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kampilan referring to a type of sword.
Cañete Spanish (Philippines), Spanish (Latin American)
Habitational name for a person from any of the places in Spain called Cañete, such as Cañete de las Torres (Seville), Cañete la Real (Málaga) and Cañete (Cuenca).
Canlas Filipino, Pampangan
Derived from Kapampangan kanlas meaning "future".
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]
Canoy Filipino
Possibly derived from Hokkien 橄欖孫 (ka-núi-sun) meaning "great-grandchild".
Cañusa Filipino (Hispanicized, 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.
Canuto Italian, Filipino, Spanish
From an Italian nickname derived from canuto meaning "white-haired".
Capal Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao kapal meaning "boat, ship".
Capangyarihan Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog kapangyarihan meaning "power".
Capin Filipino, Cebuano
Means "excess, surplus, over" in Cebuano.
Capoy Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kapoy meaning "tired, weary".
Capule Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain.
Capulong Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Possibly means "a companion in a meeting."
Carabeo Filipino
water buffalo
Carandang Filipino, Tagalog
Occupational name for someone who dried things using fire, derived from Tagalog dangdang meaning "heating, toasting, drying through exposure to fire or glowing coals".
Carim Filipino, Maranao
From the given name Carim.