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.
Labao Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano labaw meaning "surpassing, outdoing, prevailing".
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.
Lacang Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano lakang meaning "step, pace".
Lachica Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish la chica meaning "the girl", either used as a nickname or a habitational name.
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.
Lagbas Filipino, Cebuano
Means "pierce" in Cebuano.
Lagman Filipino
Meaning uncertain.
Laguindab Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao lagindab meaning "blaze".
Lahaylahay Filipino, Cebuano
Means "to pass time" in Cebuano.
Landicho Filipino
Either from a nickname derived from Spanish le han dicho meaning "he has been told" or a variant of the name Landecho.
Langit Filipino, Tagalog, Ilocano, Cebuano
Means "heaven, sky" in several languages.
Lansangan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "road, street" in Tagalog.
Lapitan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "approach, come close to" 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.
Lawas Filipino, Cebuano
Means "body" in Cebuano.
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".
Lucman Filipino, Maranao
From the given name Lucman.
Lumague Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog lumagi meaning "stay."
Luzano Filipino
Filipino form of Lozano.
Mabanglo Filipino, Pampangan
Means "fragrant" in Kapampangan.
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
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".
Macuha Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog makuha meaning "get, obtain (something)".
Madlangbayan Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog madlang bayan meaning "the general public".
Madlangsakay Filipino (Modern, Rare, ?)
Meaning in Filipino "people on board"
Magadia Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog mag-adya meaning "protect, help, deliver from danger".
Magarang Filipino, Maranao
Means "bright, sharp" in Maranao.
Magat Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
From a title used by petty chiefs in pre-colonial Philippines.
Magbanua Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano magbanwa meaning "townsperson", derived from Cebuano bánwa meaning "city, town".
Magboo Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog magbuo meaning "assemble, put together".
Magbuhos Filipino, Tagalog
Means "douse, pour" in Tagalog.
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.
Magsino Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to look closely", derived from Tagalog sino meaning "who". It was probably used as an occupational name for an investigator.
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, Cebuano
Means "orderly" in Cebuano.
Mala Filipino, Maranao
Either from Maranao mala meaning "timid, shy" or mala', a title of nobility meaning "big, great".
Malabanan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "resist, fight against" in Tagalog.
Malacad Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano malakad meaning "walkable (distance)".
Malalis Filipino, Cebuano
Means "arguable, questionable" in Cebuano.
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.
Malicsi Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog maliksi meaning "quick, agile, alert".
Maligaya Filipino, Tagalog
Means "happy, pleasant" in Tagalog.
Malig-on Filipino, Cebuano
Means "strong, resilient, sturdy" in Cebuano.
Malinao Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano malinaw meaning "calm, peaceful, serene".
Malinis Filipino, Tagalog
Means "clean" in Tagalog.
Maliwanag Filipino, Tagalog
Means "bright, clear" in Tagalog.
Mallari Filipino, Pampangan
Derived from Kapampangan malyari meaning "possible".
Mama Filipino, Maguindanao, Maranao
Means "man, male" in Maguindanao and Maranao.
Manabat Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Means "ambusher, fighter, accoster" in Pampangan.
Manabilang Filipino, Maranao
Means "disrupter, uprooter" in Maranao.
Manalang Filipino, Tagalog, Pampangan
Derived from Tagalog talang referring to the fruit of the mabolo tree (genus Diospyros), probably used as a topographic name for a place where talang grew in abundance.
Manalaysay Filipino, Tagalog
Mean "storyteller, narrator" from Tagalog salaysay meaning "narration, story".
Manalili Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Occupational name derived from Pampangan alili or Tagalog halili meaning "successor, substitute, replacement".
Manalo Filipino, Tagalog, Pampangan
Means "to win" in Tagalog.
Manansala Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Means "one who prohibits" from Tagalog sansala meaning "inhibition, prohibition, interdiction".
Manatad Filipino, Cebuano
Means "common emerald dove (a type of bird)" in Cebuano.
Mangahas Filipino, Tagalog
Means "take (by force), venture, dare" in Tagalog.
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".
Manila Filipino
Derived from the Sanskrit word नील (nīla) meaning "indigo". It comes from the Tagalog phrase maynilá meaning "where indigo is found".
Maningas Filipino, Tagalog
Means "fervent, earnest, fiery" in Tagalog.
Manlangit Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
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
Mapalad Filipino, Tagalog
Means "fortunate, lucky, blessed" in Tagalog.
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.
Maranan Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog madaanan meaning "pass through, pass by somewhere".
Marangit Filipino, Maranao
Means "cruel, irritable, mean" in Maranao.
Marasigan Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain.
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]
Matibag Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cave in, fall, collapse" in Tagalog.
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.
Millare Spanish (Philippines)
Possibly a variant of Millares.
Mindalano Filipino, Maranao
From the name of Mindalano' sa Tonong, a character in the Darangen epic.
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."
Odtojan Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano udtohan meaning "noon, zenith".
Olasiman Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano ulasiman meaning "common purslane" (a type of plant).
Olorosisimo Spanish (Philippines, Rare)
Derived from Spanish olorosísimo meaning "most fragrant".
Oloroso Spanish (Philippines)
Means "fragrant" or "sweet (having a pleasant smell)" in Spanish.
Oracion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish oración meaning "sentence, prayer".
Osmeña Filipino (Hispanicized), 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 Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano pakyaw meaning "wholesale, to buy in bulk", ultimately from Hokkien 跋繳 (poa̍h-kiáu). A famous bearer is Filipino politician and former boxer Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao (1978-).
Pagaduan Filipino, Ilocano
Topographic name for a bountiful place, from a derivative of Ilocano ado meaning "many, much".
Pagayawan Filipino, Maranao
Means "place of rainbows" from Maranao pagayaw meaning "rainbow".
Pagcaliwagan Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog pagkaliwagan meaning "too slow (in doing something)".
Paglinawan Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Means "to clarify" or "to make clear" in Tagalog and Cebuano.
Pagtakhan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "wonder, marvel at" in Tagalog.
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.
Pamintuan Filipino, Pampangan
Means "to obey, to serve" in Pampangan, derived from pintu meaning "respect, restraint, obedience".
Pamulaklakin Filipino (Rare), Tagalog (Rare)
Means "to make it bloom" in Tagalog.
Panaligan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "depend on, put trust in" in Tagalog.
Panambolan Filipino, Maranao
Means "rainbow" in Maranao.
Pangan Filipino, Pampangan
Derived from Pampangan mangan meaning "eat".
Pangandag Filipino, Maranao
Means "to boast, to be proud of" in Maranao.
Panganiban Filipino, Tagalog
Means "careful, cautious", derived from Tagalog panganib meaning "danger".
Panganoron Filipino, Cebuano
Means "cloudy" in Cebuano.
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.
Patalinghug Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano patalinghog meaning "listen".
Patnubay Filipino, Tagalog
Means "guide, companion" in Tagalog.
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.
Pitogo Filipino, Cebuano
Means "queen sago" (a type of plant in the genus Cycas) in Cebuano.
Platon French, German, Romanian, Spanish (Philippines)
From the given name Platon. Spanish variant of Pláton more common in the Philippines.
Pumupula Filipino
meaning "getting reddish"
Punay Filipino, Cebuano
Means "yellow-breasted fruit dove" or "pink-necked green pigeon" (both species of bird) in Cebuano.
Punongbayan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "chief of a city" or "chief of a town" in Tagalog.
Punzalan Filipino, Tagalog, Pampangan
Possibly an occupational name for a maker of fences or a nickname derived from Spanish punzar meaning "to punch, to sting".
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".
Quiapo Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kiyapo meaning "water cabbage" (a type of plant), ultimately from Tamil கயப்பு (kayappu).
Quibol Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kibol meaning "bobtail".
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.
Radia Filipino, Maranao
Means "king" in Maranao, ultimately from Sanskrit राज (raja).
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.
Regalado Spanish, Spanish (Philippines), American (Hispanic)
Means "gifted", "pleasant", or "capable".
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 form 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.
Sabado Spanish (Philippines)
From Spanish sábado meaning “Sabbath, Saturday”.
Sacayan Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano sakayan meaning "boat, vessel".