Filipino Submitted Surnames

Filipino names are used on the island nation of the Philippines.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Ejercito Spanish (Philippines)
From Spanish ejército meaning "army". A notable bearer was Joseph Ejercito Estrada (1937-), the 13th 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.
Esguerra Spanish, Filipino
Castilianized form of Basque Ezkerra from ezker meaning "left, left-handed".
Faraon Filipino (Modern)
The Tagalog word for "Pharaoh".
Fernandez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Fernández primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Figuracion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish figuración meaning "figuration."
Galang Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Means "respect, reverence" in Kapampangan and Tagalog.
Galit Filipino, Tagalog
Means "anger, indignation" in Tagalog.
Galura Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Derived from Sanskrit गरुड (garuda) referring to the Garuda, a mythical bird in Hindu mythology.
Gamiz American (Hispanic, Anglicized, Rare), Spanish, Filipino, English (American)
The last name Gamiz is a varient of Gamez and Gomez. It is a very rare last name that not many people have.
Garchitorena Spanish (Philippines)
From the Basque surname Gartxitorena meaning "the house of Garchot."
Gatchalian Filipino, Tagalog
From a Hispanicised spelling of Gat Sa Li-Han, a Chinese title meaning "lord of Li-Han". It was used by the rulers of Li-Han, an ancient Philippine state that was located in the present-day city of Malolos.
Gatdula Filipino, Tagalog
This surname honors Lakan Dula, the last ruler of the Kingdom of Tondo, via his alternative name Gat Dula. In it, the word or prefix Gat is a shortened version of the Tagalog honorific Pamagat, which at the time meant "nobleman," while Dula possibly means "palace." Altogether, it means "Nobleman of the Palace."
Gatmaitan Filipino, Tagalog
From a Hispanicised form of Gat Maitan, a title meaning "lord of Mait" that was used by rulers of an ancient place named Mait or Maitan.
Gatus Filipino, Tagalog
From Old Tagalog gatos meaning "million" or Cebuano gatos meaning "hundred".
Gemino Filipino, Italian
Derived from the latin word 'geminus' meaning "twin".
Gokongwei Filipino
From the surnames Goh, Kong, and Wei.
Gomez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Gómez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Gonzalez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of González primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Gopuansuy Filipino
From the surnames Goh, Pua, and Suy.
Gozar Filipino
A filipino surname from the Spanish word "gozar," meaning "to enjoy."
Gozon Filipino
From Min Nan 五孫 (gō͘-sun) or 五孙 (gō͘-sun) meaning "fifth grandchild".
Guanzon Filipino
From Hokkein 关孫 (guān-sun), derived from 关 (guān) meaning "frontier pass" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild."
Guevarra Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of Guevara primarily used in the Philippines.
Guinto Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog ginto meaning "gold".
Guiraldo Filipino
From the visayan province of Samar
Guzman Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Guzmán used mainly in America and the Philippines.
Halili Filipino, Tagalog
Means "successor" in Tagalog.
Hamid Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Filipino, Tausug
From the given name Hamid 1 or Hamid 2.
Hashim Arabic, Urdu, Filipino, Tausug
From the given name Hashim.
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]
Hermosa Spanish (Philippines)
Means "beautiful" in Spanish.
Hermoso Spanish (Philippines)
Means "handsome" in Spanish.
Hernandez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Hernández primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Ignacio Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from the given name Ignacio.
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, reason" in Tagalog.
Ismael Arabic, Filipino, Tausug
From the given name Isma'il.
Jalandoni Filipino, Hiligaynon
Meaning uncertain.
Jander Filipino
MEANING HERE AND THERE.
Japon Filipino, Spanish, French
Ethnic name or regional name for someone from Japan or who had connections with Japan.
Juarez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Juárez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Kasim Arabic, Filipino, Maguindanao, Tausug
From the given name Qasim.
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
Lacandula Filipino, Tagalog
This surname honors Lakandula, the last ruler of the Kingdom of Tondo, a pre-Hispanic state in what is now Manila.
Lacson Filipino
From Min Nan 六孫 (la̍k-sun) or 六孙 (la̍k-sun) meaning "sixth grandchild".
Ladja Filipino, Tausug
Derived from Tausug raja meaning "king, ruler".
Ladjabassal Filipino, Tausug
From the Tausug title raja basar, which was conferred upon the second or middle son of a sultan.
Lagman Filipino
Meaning uncertain.
Laguindab Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao lagindab meaning "blaze".
Langit Filipino, Tagalog, Ilocano, Cebuano
Means "heaven, sky" in several languages.
Lansangan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "road, street" in Tagalog.
Lardizabal Filipino, Basque
This indicates familial origin within Lardizabal Palace, a mansion in Segura, Comarca of Goierri.
Latayan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "plank, wale" in Tagalog.
Laurel Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Topographic name for someone who lived by a laurel tree, Spanish laurel (Latin laurus), or a habitational name from Laurel in the Canary Islands.
Laxamana Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Derived from Malay laksamana meaning "admiral, officer", ultimately from Sanskrit लक्ष्मण (lakshmana).
Lee Vietnamese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Burmese, Filipino, Tagalog, Malay, Indonesian, Hawaiian
Vietnamese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Burmese, Filipino, Malay, Indonesian, and Hawaiian form of Li 1 or Li 2.
Legaspi Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of Legazpi primarily used in the Philippines.
Leysico Filipino (Filipinized, Rare)
it comes from a family that lives in spain its meaning is to be free
Lichauco Filipino
Meaning uncertain, of Hokkien origin.
Liwanag Filipino, Tagalog
Means "radiance, light" in Tagalog.
Llanes Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Philippines)
Likely denoted someone who came from the municipality of Llanes in Spain.
Lualhati Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog luwalhati meaning "glory".
Lumague Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog lumagi meaning "stay."
Luzano Filipino
Filipino form of Lozano.
Mabini Filipino, Tagalog
Means "modest, prudent, civil" in Tagalog. A notable bearer was Apolinario Mabini y Maranan (1864-1903), a Filipino revolutionary.
Macabenta Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog makabenta meaning "to sell."
Macabuhay Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog makabuhay meaning "to live."
Macalipay Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
From Cebuano and Hiligaynon makalipay meaning "comfort, pleasant".
Macapagal Filipino, Pampangan
From Kapampangan makapagal meaning "tiring". A notable bearer is Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (1947-), the fourteenth president of the Philippines.
Macaraeg Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog makaraig meaning "one who defeats, one who overcomes".
Macasaet Filipino, Tagalog
From the given name Macasaet.
Macaspac Filipino, Pampangan
Means "to crack, to break" in Pampangan.
Macatangay Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog makatangay meaning "one who takes away".
Madlangsakay Filipino (Modern, Rare, ?)
Meaning in Filipino "people on board"
Magarang Filipino, Maranao
Means "bright, sharp" in Maranao.
Magbanua Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano magbanwa meaning "townsperson", derived from Cebuano bánwa meaning "city, town".
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. It's a Central Bikol word for "mermaid".
Maglasang Filipino, Cebuano
Denotes a forest dweller or a person originally from a forest, derived from Cebuano lasang meaning "forest".
Magondacan Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao magondakan meaning "artistic, graceful".
Magpantay Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to align" in Tagalog.
Magpayo Filipino, Tagalog
Means "advise, give advice" in Tagalog.
Magsaysay Filipino, Tagalog
Means "relate, narrate, declare" in Tagalog. A notable bearer was Ramon Magsaysay (1907-1957), the seventh president of the Philippines.
Magtibay Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to strengthen" in Tagalog.
Mahilum Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano mahilom meaning "quiet, still, silent".
Mahinay Filipino, Cebuano
Means "gently" or "slowly" in Cebuano.
Mahusay Filipino, Tagalog
Means "great, skillful" in Tagalog.
Malabanan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "resist, fight against" in Tagalog.
Malaluan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "surpass, exceed" in Tagalog.
Malaque Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog malaki meaning "big, large, great."
Malawani Filipino, Maranao
Means "daring, harsh" in Maranao.
Maligaya Filipino, Tagalog
Means "happy, pleasant" in Tagalog.
Malig-on Filipino, Cebuano
Means "strong, resilient, sturdy" in Cebuano.
Maliksi Filipino, Tagalog
Means "active, quick, alert" in Tagalog.
Malinao Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano malinaw meaning "calm, peaceful, serene".
Malinis Filipino, Tagalog
Means "clean" in Tagalog.
Maliwanag Filipino, Tagalog
Means "bright" in Tagalog.
Mallari Filipino, Pampangan
Derived from Kapampangan malyari meaning "possible".
Manabat Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Means "ambusher, fighter, accoster" in Pampangan.
Manabilang Filipino, Maranao
Means "disrupter, uprooter" in Maranao.
Manalaysay Filipino, Tagalog
Mean "storyteller, narrator" from Tagalog salaysay meaning "narration, story".
Manalo Filipino, Tagalog, Pampangan
Means "to win" in Tagalog.
Manansala Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Means "one who prohibits" from Tagalog sansala meaning "inhibition, prohibition, interdiction".
Mangubat Filipino, Cebuano
Means "to battle, to wage war" in Cebuano.
Mangudadatu Filipino, Maguindanao
From Maguindanao manguda meaning "young" and the Philippine title datu meaning "chief, leader".
Manlangit Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Possibly means "to go to Heaven" in Tagalog and Cebuano.
Manug Filipino
This surname is locataed mostly on Visayas or Mindanao in the Philippines. Manug is also a place in Egypt
Maputi Filipino, Cebuano
Means "white" or "silvery" in Cebuano.
Maquiling Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog makiling meaning "uneven, crooked, bent." This name was given in honor of Maria Makiling. She is said to be the protector of Mount Makiling, a volcano in the Philippines.
Marangit Filipino, Maranao
Means "cruel, irritable, mean" in Maranao.
Marasigan Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain.
Marcos Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino
From the given name Marcos. A famous bearer was Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos (1917-1989).
Marohom Filipino, Maranao
From an honorific title bestowed upon deceased sultans, derived from Arabic مرحوم (marhum) meaning "late, deceased".
Marquillero Filipino
Possibly from Spanish marquillero meaning "materialistic".
Masangkay Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain.
Matias Filipino, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Czech (Americanized)
Spanish (Matías), Portuguese, and Dutch: from the personal name (see Matthew).... [more]
Matulac Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Means "pushful" in Tagalog.
Melanay Filipino (Latinized, Modern, Rare)
From Bicol region in the Philippines, the most population name in Naga City.
Melendez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Meléndez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Mendez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Méndez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Menendez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Menéndez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Milanay Filipino (Latinized, Rare, Archaic)
The Milanay is original surname from Bicol region in the Philippines, the most population name in Naga City.
Misuari Filipino, Tausug
Meaning uncertain. A famous bearer is Nurallaji Pinang Misuari (1939-), better known as Nur Misuari, a Moro Filipino revolutionary.
Mondragon Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Mondragón chiefly used in America and the Philippines.
Montehermoso Spanish (Philippines)
Denoted someone from the municipality of Montehermoso in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain.
Montevirgen Spanish (Philippines)
From the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Montevirgen, meaning "Our Lady of Mount Virgin," dedicated at the Convento de Montevirgen (Convent of Mount Virgin) in the municipality of Villalba de los Barros, located in Extremadura's Badajoz province in western Spain.
Nor Arabic, Maranao, Malay, Indonesian
From the given name Nor 1.
Obligacion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish obligación meaning "obligation."
Oracion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish oración meaning "sentence, prayer".
Osmeña Filipino, Cebuano (Hispanicized)
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a Spanish form of the Arabic name Uthman. A notable bearer was Sergio Osmeña (1878-1961), the fourth president of the Philippines.
Pabalat ᜉᜊᜎᜆ᜔ Tagalog (Filipinized, Archaic)
A Filipino surname meaning "cover, saddle" or "saddle maker". This surname was probably created when a Spanish surveyor conducts a census sometime in the 19th century in Cavinti, Laguna, Philippines... [more]
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).
Pagayawan Filipino, Maranao
Means "place of rainbows" from Maranao pagayaw meaning "rainbow".
Palacol Filipino, Tagalog
Means "ax" in Tagalog.
Palacpac Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog palakpak meaning "appaluse."
Palad Filipino, Tagalog
Means "fate, destiny, palm in Tagalog.
Pamaloy Filipino, Maranao
Means "spirit" in Maranao.
Panaligan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "depend on, put trust in" in Tagalog.
Panambolan Filipino, Maranao
Means "rainbow" in Maranao.
Pangandag Filipino, Maranao
Means "to boast, to be proud of" in Maranao.
Panganiban Filipino, Tagalog
Means "careful, cautious", derived from Tagalog panganib meaning "danger".
Panggaga Filipino, Maranao
Means "strong" in Maranao.
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 (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".
Patalinghug Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano patalinghog meaning "listen".
Patrimonio Spanish (Philippines)
Means "patrimony" in Spanish.
Peñaflorida Spanish (Philippines)
"flowery cliff" in Spanish
Pepito Spanish (Philippines)
From the given name Pepito.
Pilapil Filipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Means "rice paddy, rice field" in Cebuano and Tagalog.
Pumupula Filipino
meaning "getting reddish"
Punongbayan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "chief of a city" or "chief of a town" in Tagalog.
Purificacion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish purificación, meaning "purification," referring to the ritual purification of the Virgin Mary after her childbirth.
Purisima Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish purísima meaning "most pure."
Quebec Spanish (Philippines)
Habitational name for a person from the province of Quebec in Canada.
Quezon Filipino
Meaning uncertain, possibly a variant of Quizon or from Hokkien 郭孫 (keh-sun) derived from 郭 (keh) meaning "outer city" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild"... [more]
Quiambao Filipino
Possibly from Hokkien 欠賺 (khiàm-báu) meaning "owed money, lacking money" or 鹹賺 (kiâm-báu) meaning "stingy with money".
Quimpo Filipino
From Hokkien 金舖 (kim-phò͘) meaning "gold shop" or 金寳 (kim-pó) meaning "golden treasure".
Quimson Filipino
From Hokkien 金孫 (kim-sun) meaning "golden grandchild".
Quisumbing Filipino
Meaning unknown, probably of Hokkien origin.
Quizon Filipino
Meaning unknown, possibly from a combination of the Chinese surnames Cui and Son.
Racman Filipino, Maranao, Maguindanao
From the given name Racman.
Radiab Filipino, Maranao
From Radiyab, the Maranao name for the seventh month of the Islamic calendar, which is ultimately derived from Arabic رَجَب (Rajab).
Radiamoda Filipino, Maranao
From a title for a crown prince, derived from Maranao radia meaning "king" and moda meaning "young".
Ramirez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Ramírez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Regencia Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from the Latin adjective regens meaning "ruling, governing."
Relacion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish relación meaning "relation."
Remedios Spanish (Philippines)
Means "remedies" in Spanish.
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".
Resurreccion Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented variant of Resurrección primarily used in the Philippines.
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.
Romualdez Filipino
Means "son of Romualdo." This is the name of a prominent political family in the Philippines.
Saique Filipino
Saique means ‘sovereign’ or ‘supreme ruler’
Salagubang Filipino, Tagalog
Means "beetle" in Tagalog.
Salalila Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Sanskrit शरीर (śarīra) meaning "body". This was the name of a rajah of the historical region of Maynila (modern-day Manila).
Salapuddin Filipino, Tausug
From the given name Salapuddin.
Salipada Filipino, Maguindanao
Maguindanao cognate of Saripada.
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.
Salvacion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish salvación meaning "salvation," referring to the saving of human beings from death and separation from God by Christ's death and resurrection.