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.
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.
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.
Samporna Filipino, Maranao
Means "main point" in Maranao, possibly from Sanskrit संपूर्ण (sampūrṇ) meaning "complete, entire, whole".
Sampulna Filipino, Maguindanao
Maguindanao form of Samporna.
Samson Filipino
From Min Nan 三孫 (sam-sun) or 三孙 (sam-sun) meaning "third grandchild".
San Agustin Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of San Agustín. This surname is also found in Guam.
San Antonio Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Saint Anthony" in Spanish.
San Diego Spanish (Philippines)
Habitational name from any of various places named San Diego, so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to Saint Didacus (San Diego).
San Gabriel Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Saint Gabriel" in Spanish.
Sangalang Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog sanggalang meaning "protection".
San Jose Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of San José primarily used in the Philippines.
San Pascual Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Saint Pascal" in Spanish.
Santa Ana Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of Santana primarily used in the Philippines.
Santa Maria Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of Santamaría, most often used in the Philippines.
Sargento Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino
Spanish and Portuguese form of Sergeant. It's also mostly used in the Philippines.
Saripada Filipino, Maranao
From a title meaning "chief" in Maranao, ultimately from Sanskrit श्रीपाद (shripada) literally meaning "holy foot", derived from श्री (shri) meaning "diffusing light, radiance, splendour, beauty" and पाद (pada) meaning "foot".
Sayson Filipino
From Hokkien 世孫 (sì sun) meaning "direct lineal descendant" or 西孫 (sai sun) meaning "western grandchild".
Sendaydiego Filipino
Possibly from Japanese 仙台 (Sendai), the name of a city in Japan, combined with the given name Diego.
Servania Cebuano
Meaning unknown. Probably a form of Cervantes.
Sicat Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog sikat meaning "rising" or "splendour, brilliance".
Silang Filipino, Tagalog
Means "mountain pass, path" in Tagalog.
Sioson Filipino
From Hokkien 小孫 (sió-sun) meaning "small grandchild".
Sison Filipino
From Min Nan 四孫 (sì-sun) or 四孙 (sì-sun) meaning "fourth grandchild".
Sto. Domingo Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Saint Dominic" in Spanish.
Sto. Tomas Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Saint Thomas" in Spanish.
Suarez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Suárez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Sulaiman Arabic, Maguindanao, Urdu
From the given name Sulayman.
Sulu Tagalog
From the sea in the Philippines. Notable bearer is the fictional character Hikaru Sulu from Star Trek. The name is not commonly given to real people.
Sumulong Filipino, Tagalog
Means "progress, advance" in Tagalog.
Sunga Filipino, Pampangan
Possibly means "the first breath of a newborn".
Sy Filipino, Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Li 1 or Shi chiefly used in the Philippines.
Tagle Spanish (Philippines)
Hispanicized form of Arabic Tagri meaning "frontier."
Tagumpay Filipino (Rare), Tagalog
Means "success, victory" in Tagalog.
Tanglao Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog tanglaw meaning "light, illumination" (a poetic word), ultimately from Hokkien 燈樓 or 灯楼 (teng-lâu).
Tanyag Filipino, Tagalog
Means "renowned, eminent, famous" in Tagalog.
Tatlonghari Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog Tatlong Hari literally meaning "three kings", referring to the biblical Magi or the Epiphany (the appearance of Jesus to the Magi).
Tecson Filipino
From Hokkien 德孫 (tiak sun) meaning "virtuous grandchild, benevolent grandchild". The bearers of this name are said to be descended from any of the three Tek Son brothers who originally came from Guangzhou, China.
Tibayan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "strengthen, secure, steady" in Tagalog.
Tjoa Filipino
Filipino for Cai.
Tolentino Spanish, Filipino, Portuguese, Italian (Rare), Judeo-Italian
Ultimately derived from the name of a town in the province of Macerata, Italy (see Tolentino). This was adopted as a Spanish given name in honour of the 14th-century Italian saint and mystic Nicholas of Tolentino... [more]
Transfiguracion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish transfiguración meaning "transfiguration," referring to an event where Jesus is transfigured and becomes radiant in glory upon a mountain.
Trinidad Filipino, Spanish
Means "trinity" in Spanish, referring to the Holy Trinity.
Tuazon Filipino
From Hokkien 大孫 (tōa-sun) or 大孙 (tōa-sun) meaning "grandson".
Tuscano Spanish (Philippines)
Habitational name for a person from the province of Tuscany in Italy.
Uddin Bengali, Urdu, Tausug
From Arabic الدين (ad-dīn) meaning "the religion", commonly used as a suffix for given names.
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, a contraction of valle meaning "valley", combined with Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest, woods" and 田 (ta) "paddy, field" (see Morita).
Vazquez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Vázquez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Veneracion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish veneración meaning "veneration."
Villaflor Spanish (Philippines)
Denoted someone who came from the name of the municipality of Villaflor in Castile-León, Spain.
Villafuerte Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Philippines)
Denoted someone who came from the name of the municipality of Villafuerte de Esgueva in the province of Valladolid, Castile and León, Spain.
Villagonzalo Spanish (Philippines)
Habitational for a person from the municipality of Villagonzalo in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain.
Villahermosa Spanish (Philippines)
Habitational name for any of the places in Spain with this name, such as Villahermosa del Campo, Villahermosa, and Villahermosa del Río.
Villamor Spanish (Philippines)
Denoted someone who came from the name of the municipality oF Villamor de los Escuderos in Castile-León, Spain.
Villareal Spanish (Philippines), Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Variant of Villarreal primarily used in the Philippines and Columbia.
Villarin Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Galician Villariño.
Villarosa Spanish (Philippines)
Denoted a person who came from the town of Villarosa in the province of Enna, Sicily, Italy.
Villavicencio Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Philippines)
Denoted someone who came from the name of the municipality of Villavicencio de los Caballeros in Castile and León, Spain.
Yambao Filipino
Possibly from Vietnamese iàm-báu meaning "treasure."
Ybanez Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented variant of Ybañez.
Yuchengco Filipino
From the surnames Yu, Cheng, and Ko.
Zapanta Filipino, Tagalog, Hiligaynon
Of Hiligaynon origin and uncertain meaning.