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.
Sacdalan Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog sakdalan meaning "perfection, excellence, extremeness".
Saclolo Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog saklolo meaning "help, aid".
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).
Salangsang Filipino, Pampangan
Means "(to) stack" in Kapampangan.
Salapuddin Filipino, Tausug
From the given name Salapuddin.
Salic Filipino, Maranao
Derived from the given name Salic.
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.
Samonte Filipino, Tagalog
Most likely a topographic name derived from the Tagalog prefix sa- and Spanish monte meaning "mountain".
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".
Sangcopan Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao sangkopan meaning "unbeatable, impregnable".
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 primarily used in the Philippines.
Sargento Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino
Spanish and Portuguese form of Sergeant. It's also mostly used in the Philippines.
Sarip Filipino, Maranao, Maguindanao
Derived from the given name Sarip.
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.
Siason Filipino
From Hokkien 謝孫 (siā-sun), derived from 謝 (siā) meaning "refuse, decline" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild".
Sicat Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog sikat meaning "rising" or "splendour, brilliance".
Silang Filipino, Tagalog
Means "mountain pass, path" in Tagalog.
Simbajon Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano simbahon meaning "adore".
Sinag Filipino, Tagalog
Means "ray of light, beam" in Tagalog.
Sinahon Filipino, Cebuano
Means "envious" in Cebuano.
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".
Sitchon Filipino
Derived from Hokkien 七孫 (chhit-sun) meaning "seventh grandchild".
Solaiman Arabic, Bengali, Filipino, Maguindanao, Maranao
Derived from the given name Sulayman.
Sotto Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of Soto. This spelling variation arose during the American occupation of the Philippines, possibly by the influence of Italian American surnames.
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.
Sugarol Filipino, Cebuano
Means "gambler" in Cebuano.
Sulaiman Arabic, Maguindanao, Urdu
From the given name Sulayman.
Sulit Filipino, Tagalog
From a nickname derived from Tagalog sulit which can mean "test, gain" or "return of something borrowed, remittance".
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.
Sumalinog Filipino, Cebuano
Meaning uncertain.
Sumulong Filipino, Tagalog
Means "progress, advance" in Tagalog.
Suñga Filipino, Pampangan
Old spelling of Sunga. Despite other names like Pañganiban or Pañgilinan falling out of use in favor of their untilded forms, Suñga is still used, with Sunga being much more common.
Sunga Filipino, Pampangan
Possibly means "the first breath of a newborn".
Sungcad Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano sungkad meaning "perfect fit, exact fit".
Sy Filipino, Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Li 1 or Shi chiefly used in the Philippines.
Tabanao Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano tabanaw meaning "fake, not genuine".
Taghap Filipino, Cebuano
Means "guess, fluke" in Cebuano.
Tagle Spanish (Philippines)
Hispanicized form of Arabic Tagri meaning "frontier."
Tagumpay Filipino (Rare), Tagalog
Means "success, victory" in Tagalog.
Tajanlangit Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano tahan langit meaning "to surrender to heaven".
Talaba Filipino, Cebuano
Means "oyster" in Cebuano.
Talingting Filipino, Cebuano
Means "sieve, plover" in Cebuano.
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.
Tindog Filipino, Cebuano
Means "rise, stand up" in Cebuano.
Tiongson Filipino
Derived from either Hokkien 長孫 (tióng-sun) meaning "eldest grandchild" or 仲孫 (tiōng-sun) meaning "second oldest grandchild, middle grandchild".
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".
Tuquib Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano tukib meaning "well-defined, detailed, complete".
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.
Umali Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain.
Usop Filipino, Maguindanao
From the given name Yusuf.
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."
Vergel De Dios Spanish (Philippines)
Means "garden of God" in Spanish.
Viernes Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Friday" in Spanish.
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.
Viray Filipino, Tagalog, Pampangan, Pangasinan
Occupational name derived from Tagalog, Pampangan and Pangasinan biray referring to a type of small, flat-bottomed rowing boat.
Virk Filipino, Indian (Sikh), Muslim, Urdu, Sanskrit, Tagalog, Indonesian, Malaysian, Spanish (Philippines)
Villages in the Punjab region of Subcontinent had the surname of “Virk” . Mostly occupied by Muslims and Sikhs of the Jat Clan. The name means “Wolf” or “Gift of God”, it’s meaning is unclear... [more]
Yabut Filipino, Pampangan
Derived from Pampangan iabut meaning "to hand over, to give".
Yambao Filipino
Possibly from Vietnamese iàm-báu meaning "treasure."
Yanson Filipino
From Hokkien 燕孫 (iàn-sun), derived from 燕 (iàn) meaning "swallow (bird)" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild".
Ybanez Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented variant of Ybañez.
Yuchengco Filipino
From the surnames Yu, Cheng, and Ko.
Yuson Filipino
From Hokkien 楊孫 (iûⁿ-sun), derived from 楊 (iûⁿ) meaning "willow, poplar, aspen" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild". It could also be from 余孫 (û-sun), derived from 余 (û) meaning "surplus" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild".
Zapanta Filipino, Tagalog, Hiligaynon
Of Hiligaynon origin and uncertain meaning.