Filipino Submitted Names

Filipino names are used on the island nation of the Philippines.
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HAYATI f Malay, Indonesian, Maguindanao
Derived from Arabic حياتي (ḥayāti) meaning "my life", ultimately from حَيَاة (ḥayāh) "life".
HEDJARA f Maranao
Possibly a form of Hajar.
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.
HIMIG m & f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "tune, melody, tone" in Tagalog.
HIRAYA f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "imagination, vision" in Tagalog, though it can also be derived from the Old Tagalog phrase hiraya manawari figuratively meaning "hope" or "reach for your dreams".
HITLER m South American, Indonesian, Indian, Filipino
From the German surname Hitler. Despite the strong negative connotations of the name Hitler, it is used as a given name in South America, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
HIYAS f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "gem, jewel" in Tagalog.
IDONNA f American (Rare), Filipino (Rare)
Most likely a combination of the letter I and the name Donna.
IMMANUELLE f Filipino
Feminine form of Immanuel.
IRLO m Filipino
it comes from the combined words off "earl" which means nobleman and "lo" which means humble. Filipino used this name.
ISKO m Filipino
Shortening of Francisco.
IYA f Ukrainian, Russian, Filipino
Iya's origin is Greek, it means "violet". Might be martyr Eudocia of Percia's name before she was christened, and there is also Holy Maryr Iya mentioned in orthodoxian calender. A famous bearer is Iya Sergeevna Savvina, an actress.... [more]
JAIMÉ m Filipino
Filipino form of Jacob or James.
JAIRENCE m & f Filipino
Jaime or James & Florence, Terence, Clarence
JALILAH f Malay, Maranao
Malay and Maranao form of Jalila.
JAMAEL m Maranao
Maranao form of Jamil.
JAMALODEN m Maranao
Maranao form of Jamal ad-Din.
JASLENE f English (Modern), Spanish (Latin American), Filipino
Combination of the popular name elements Jas (compare Jazlyn) and lene (compare Jolene). It was brought to some public attention in 2007 by Puerto Rican-born model Jaslene Gonzalez (1986-), the eighth winner of the modeling competition/reality television series 'America's Next Top Model'.
JASONINA f Filipino (Archaic)
Feminine form of Jason.
JEANELIA f Filipino
A daughter named after her mother, Jeanette.
JEANVIE f Filipino
Combination of either the English name Jean or the French masculine name Jean and the Filipino name suffix -vie.... [more]
JEIAN m Filipino
From John
JEJOMAR m Filipino
Combination of Jesús, José, and María. A notable bearer is Jejomar Binay (1942-), a former Vice President of the Philippines.
JEMELL f Filipino, English (Modern)
Perhaps a variant of Jamel or Gemelle.
JENAIDA f Filipino
Probably a variant of either Junaidah (also found spelled as Jonaida and Junaida) or Zenaida.
JENALYN f Filipino (Modern), English (Modern)
Combination of Jena and the popular suffix lyn.
JENIKKA f Filipino (Rare)
Variant of Jennica used in the Philippines.
JENNALYN f Filipino (Modern), English (Modern)
Combination of Jenna and the popular suffix lyn.
JERONICA f English (Rare), Filipino (Rare)
Elaboration of Jerri, influenced by Veronica.
JERROL m Filipino (Rare)
"the ultimate reality"
JESIE f & m English (Rare), Filipino (Rare), Indonesian (Rare)
This name, as an English name, is a rare variant of Jessie.
JESTONI m Filipino
Combination of Jesús and Antonio.
JILCS f & m Filipino (Modern, Rare)
The name Jilcs is an acronym for the words Jesus Is Lord Christ Saviour (or Jesus Is Lord Christian School)... [more]
JIMUEL m Filipino
A short form or nickname for Emmanuel.
JOHAIMA f Maranao
Variant of Juhaima.
JOHAIRAH f Maranao
Probably derived from an Arabic name.
JOHNCHRIS m English, Filipino
Combination of John and Chris.
JOKER m & f Filipino
Probably derived from the name of the playing card.... [more]
JOMARI m Filipino
Combination of José and Mariano or María.
JONIEL m Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian), Filipino
Combination of José or Josué with any name ending in -iel, such as Daniel and Gabriel. Also compare Jonuel.
JORIZ m & f Filipino, Tagalog
Abbreviated from José Rizal, referring to the prominent Filipino nationalist (1861-1896).
JOSIEPHINE f American (Rare, Archaic), Filipino
Variant of Josephine, incorporating the diminutive Josie.
JUANNA f Filipino
Variant of Juana.
JUPET m & f Filipino
Papaibigin niya ang bakla at pagkatapos ay iiwanan lang. Naging girlfriend nito si Jestoni.
KAALAM m Cebuano
Means "wisdom" in Cebuano.
KAHAYAG f Cebuano
Means "light" in Cebuano.
KALINAW f Tagalog
Means "serenity" in Tagalog.
KASILAW f Cebuano
Means "shine" in Cebuano.
KERO m & f Filipino
It was originally "KERUbin Raymond" but because it was hard to mentioned/call it was then called Kero from the root word Kerubin.
KINANG f Tagalog
Means "shine, glitter" in Tagalog.
KINTAB f Tagalog
Means "shine" in Tagalog.
KIRT m Filipino (?)
its backward for Trik or Patrick
KRISTOFFERSON m Filipino, Caribbean
Kristofferson meaning Christopher's son.... [more]
KULAY-ABO f Filipino (Rare)
Means "grey" from Tagalog kulay "colour" and abo "ash, grey".
KUSAIN m Maguindanao
Maguindanao form of Husayn.
LABOY m Spanish (Caribbean, Rare), Filipino (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Laboy.
LADY f Spanish (Latin American), Filipino
Probably derived from the common English word lady.... [more]
LATIPA f Indonesian, Maranao, Maguindanao, Kazakh
Indonesian, Maranao, Maguindanao, and Kazakh form of Latifa.
LEONELL m Filipino
Filipino form of Lionel.
LIKHA f Filipino
"art" or "create"
LILLETTE f English (American, Rare), Filipino (Rare), Popular Culture
Possibly a transferred use of the French surname Lillette. Lillette is also the title of a song by Nat King Cole (1948).
LITO m Spanish, Filipino
Diminutive of Arturo and Manuel.
LIWANAG f Filipino
Filipino word commonly named for girls. Meaning: light
LIWAYWAY f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "dawn, daybreak" in Tagalog.
LOLO m Filipino
Means "grandfather" in Filipino.
LORLYN f Filipino (Rare)
Likely a variant of Lorlene.
LOTLOT f Filipino, Tagalog
Diminutive of Charlotte, derived from a reduplication of the element Lot.
LOVELLA f English (Rare), Filipino (Rare)
Possibly coined as a feminine form of Lovell.
LUALHATI f Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog luwalhati meaning "glory".
LUCMAN m Maranao, Maguindanao
Maranao and Maguindanao form of Luqman.
LUDIN f & m Filipino, Spanish (Latin American)
Of unknown origin and meaning.
LUNABETH f Filipino (Rare)
Combination of Luna and Beth.
LUNAROSE f Filipino
Combination of Luna and Rose.
LUZVIMINDA f Filipino
Derived from the first letters of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, which are the names of the three main island groups of the Philippines.
LUZVIMINDO m Filipino
Masculine form of Luzviminda.
MAAYO f Cebuano
Means "good" in Cebuano.
MACACUNA m Maranao
Means "robust" in Maranao.
MACMOD m Maranao, Maguindanao
Maranao and Maguindanao form of Mahmud.
MADEA f American (South, Rare), Filipino (Rare), Popular Culture
In the case of the Tyler Perry character, the name was taken from a phrase (madea or madear) used in the American south meaning "mother dear". It may also be a variant spelling of Medea.
MAGINDARA f Filipino
Magindara is the name of a demigoddess in Bicolano mythology, it is also the name of beautiful but vicious mermaids of the Philippines.
MAGITING m Filipino
Means "heroic" in Tagalog.
MAGTANGGOL m Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to defend" in Tagalog.
MAHALINA f Filipino
Means "to be fascinated, to be charmed, to be attracted" in Tagalog.
MAIMONA f Arabic, Maguindanao, Maranao, Bengali, Urdu
Variant transcription of Maymuna.
MAIZA f Filipino
mean 'one' or 'only one' in Ilocano.
MAJALENE f Filipino (Rare)
Combination of Maja and Lene.
MAKISIG m Filipino, Tagalog
Means "elegant, gallant" from Tagalog kisig meaning "elegance, refined grace".
MALAYA f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "free, independent" in Tagalog.
MAMINTAL m Maranao
Possibly derived from Arabic مُؤْمِن (muʾmin) meaning "believer" (see Mumin).
MANALO m Tagalog
Transferred use of the surname Manalo.
MANALOTO m Tagalog
Variant of Manalo.
MANINGNING f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "brilliant, bright" in Tagalog.
MARGIEL f & m Filipino (Latinized, Modern, Rare)
Margiel is derive from Elymargeline.... [more]
MARICAR f Spanish, Filipino
Short form of María del Carmen (see Mari-Carmen).
MARICAT f Filipino
Cognate of Mary and Catherine
MARICEL f Spanish, Filipino
Contraction of María and Celia or Cecilia.
MARICHU f Filipino
Combination of María and Chu, a diminutive of Jesús.
MARICOR f Filipino
Possibly a combination of María and Corazón, perhaps influenced by the similar name Maricar.
MARICRIS f Filipino
Combination of María and Cristina.
MARIFE f Filipino
Variant of Marifé.
MARIFÉ f Spanish, Filipino
Contraction of María and Fe (or other names that begin with Fe, such as Felisa).
MARIJO f Filipino
Combination of María and Josefa or Josefina.
MARIJOY f Filipino
Variant of Maryjoy.
MARIQUEEN f Filipino, English (American)
Possibly a combination of the name Mary and queen, most likely a reference to the Virgin Mary, who in Roman Catholicism is given the title "Mary, Queen of Heaven" for being the 'Queen Mother' of Jesus.... [more]
MARITES f Filipino
Combination of María and Teresa.
MARIVIC f Filipino
Combination of María and Victoria.
MARYGOLD f English (African, Rare), Filipino (Rare)
Variant of Marigold, or perhaps a transferred use of the surname Marygold.
MARYJOY f Filipino
Combination of Mary and Joy.
MATAHUM f Cebuano
Means "lovely, pretty" in Cebuano.
MATET f Filipino
Filipino name which is often a nickname derived from the name of Maria Theresa but can be a christened name in its own right.... [more]
MAYAT f Filipino
Used as a term of indearment in the filipino language. Means "beautiful"
MELCHORA f Spanish, Filipino
Feminine form of Melchor.
MELJEAN f American (Modern, Rare), Filipino
Of unknown origin and meaning.... [more]
MIGO m Filipino, Spanish
Diminutive of Miguel.
MIGOY m Filipino
A derivation of the Spanish/Portuguese Miguel.... [more]
MIKHATA m & f Filipino (Modern)
Taken from the Japanese "味方" that means 'ally' or "三方" that means 'three sides'. While 'Mikhata' means 'Silent Voice' from the short story "Untold Feelings" where the character was described as a young boy with three different personalities.
MIMOSA f English, Finnish, French, Spanish, Danish, Filipino, Italian
From Mimosa, a genus of plants that are sensitive to touch. The best known plant from that genus is the Mimosa pudica, better known in English as the touch-me-not. The plant genus derives its name from Spanish mimosa, which is the feminine form of the Spanish adjective mimoso meaning "cuddly".
MIZPAH f English (Rare), Filipino (Rare)
A Greek noun meaning, "the deep emotional bond between two people, especially those separated by distance or death."
MOAMAR m Maranao
Maranao form of Muammar.
MOHAIMEN m Maranao, Maguindanao, Bengali
Maranao, Maguindanao, and Bengali form of Muhaimin.
MOHMINA f Maranao
Maranao form of Mumina.
MORISSETTE f English (American, Modern, Rare), Filipino (Modern, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Morissette. Also, it is the stage name of Johanne Morissette Daug Amon, a Filipina singer, rapper, dancer, and musician and a former contestant on TV5's Star Factor and The Voice of the Philippines... [more]
MUSLIMEN m Maguindanao, Maranao
Maguindanao and Maranao variant of Muslimin.
MUSLIMIN m Indonesian, Maguindanao, Malay
Derived from Arabic مُسْلِمُون (muslimūn) meaning "Muslims", the plural of مُسْلِم (muslim) "Muslim".
MUTYA f Filipino
This means "talisman; amulet; jewel; pearl" in Tagalog. It can also mean "beloved" in Tagalog. ... [more]
NAHALINA f Tagalog, Filipino
This means "To be charmed, to be fascinated" in Tagalog. Related to Mahalina.
NAMNAMA f Filipino
Meaning "Hope" from Filipino dialect Ilocano.
NASRODEN m Maranao
Maranao form of Nasir al-Din.
NENENG f Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog nene meaning "younger sister" or "little girl".
NENITA f Filipino
Either a diminutive of Nena or derived from Spanish nena used as a term of endearment for a girl.
NIKKA f Filipino
Used often for nicknames for Filipino girls
NIMUEL m Filipino, Tagalog
Probably a variant of Nemuel.
NINOSHKA f Russian, Filipino
From a Russian diminutive of Nina. Ninotchka Rosca (1946-) is a Filipina writer and human rights activist.
NINOTCHKA f Russian, Filipino
Russian diminutive of Nina.... [more]
NIRVAN m Filipino, Persian
Ancient persian, comes from the name Nirvana, this presents the person who attains the state of absolute awareness and conciousness
NORIELLE f Filipino (Modern, Rare)
Meaning unknown, perhaps an invented name.
NORJANNAH f Maranao, Malay
Combination of Arabic نُور (nūr) meaning "light" and جَنَّة (janna) "paradise, heaven".
NORODEN m Maranao
Maranao form of Nur ad-Din.
NORODIN m Maguindanao, Maranao
Maguindanao and Maranao form of Nur ad-Din.