are used on the island nation of the Philippines.
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ABULKHAIR m Arabic, Kazakh, Maranao
Derived from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū)
meaning "father (of)" combined with خَيْر (ḵayr)
meaning "goodness, good".
ADA f Filipino
From the Tagalog word ada
"fairy", borrowed from Spanish hada
with the same meaning.
ALKAID m & f Filipino, Astronomy
Means "the leader", derived from Arabic قائد بنات نعش qā'id bināt naʿsh
, meaning "leader of the daughters of the bier". This is the traditional name of the star Eta Ursae Majoris in the constellation Ursa Major.
AVRIAL f Filipino
The meaning of this name has multiple but here’s just one- Intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others
AZIURA m Filipino (Modern)
taken from the word "Azure" which means 'bight blue' or 'sky blue'. It can also be the "Azure" that means 'heaven'.
BERCHAN m Irish, Filipino
A well-known saint of the early Irish church was named Berchan the Prophet of Clonsast in King's Co., but often called Brachan by Metathesis. Often used as a surname.
BLESS f & m English, Filipino
From the English word bless
meaning "to consecrate or confer divine favor upon".
BLESSICA f Filipino (Rare)
Possibly a combination of the English word bless
meaning "to confer blessing upon" and the suffix -ica
taken from names like Jessica
BRILLANTE m Spanish, Filipino
Means "brilliant, sparkly, gemstone" in Spanish. A notable bearer was Brillante Mendoza (1960-), a Filipino independent film director.
BULANON m & f Filipino
came from the visayan word bulan- meaning moon bulanon means fullmoon
BULAWAN f & m Cebuano
old term for gold, can also mean someone of with golden skin or tanned by the sun
BUWAN f & m Tagalog
Means "moon" in Tagalog. It is not often used as a given name.
CZAR m Filipino
Derived from Caesar
via its Old Russian cognate tsĭsarĭ
in modern Russian).
DARI f Filipino
the history of this name is unknown, but the meaning is "grace, or to be graceful"
DARNA f Filipino, Popular Culture
Darna is a fictional character and superheroine created by Filipinokomiks (Philippine colloquial term for comics) legend Mars Ravelo. In her more popular incarnations, she is a warrior from outer space manifesting herself through a girl from Earth, named Narda
DAYAO m & f Cebuano
Dayaw has no exactly one translation in English language because it can mean extremely beautiful or friendly or strong... [more]
DIVINE f & m English, Filipino
This name is derived from the word of the name meaning "eternal, heavenly, holy, godlike" (from Old French devin
, which, in turn, derives from Latin divinus
meaning "of a God").
DIWA f Filipino
FILIPINO word meaning "essence", "spirit" or "soul"
ELLADORA f Literature, Filipino
Combination of the popular name elements Ella
) and dora
), perhaps based on similar-sounding names such as Eldora
. This occurs in J. K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' (2003) belonging to a member of the Black family.
ENALYN f Filipino
Likely an elaboration of Ena
by way of adding the popular name suffix -lyn
FLORABEL f English (Rare), Filipino
Variant of Florabelle
, a combination of Flora
. A well-known bearer was the American reporter, newspaper columnist and author Florabel Muir (1889-1970), who covered both Hollywood celebrities and underworld gangsters from the 1920s through the 1960s.
HABAGAT m Filipino (Rare)
Meaning "Southwest Monsoon" in Hiligaynon. Contrast name for "Amihan" meaning "Northeast monsoon".
HEHERSON m Filipino
Derived from He-Her-Son
, a shortened form of the phrase "He, Her (Virgin Mary
's) Son", referring to Jesus Christ
. A notable bearer is Heherson Alvarez, a Philippine senator.