Animal-themed ones like Leo ’s “lion” and Arthur ’s “bear” sure are mighty, while Jonah ’s “dove” offers peace and harmony.


”. Nais means "want" or "like," though the word gusto is used more often these days.


Derived from the Greek elements ἄριστος ( aristos) meaning "best" and δῆμος ( demos) meaning "the people".

Dako Meaning great, large. . 26.


After all that history, here’s a look at some of the most popular Filipino last names, along with their meanings and origins. Look at this option as a slight twist on Samuel, however it’s uniquely Filipino. Donald – This name is of Scottish origin and means “ proud ruler “.

These native Tagalog names for baby girls will help plant strong cultural roots in your growing daughter. 3.

This is a word that is seldom used nowadays in casual conversations, but there's still a chance that you will hear it when watching Filipino news.


Gahum Meaning power. Short and to-the-point, Ajax is a great option if you’re looking for strong boy names that mean or relate to “kings.

”. " Alab - Filipino name meaning "to burn with emotions.

Means "the leader", derived from Arabic قائد بنات نعش qā'id bināt naʿsh, meaning "leader of the daughters of the bier".

A brave and bold man.

) - Peace or tranquility. It’s “Bernard” spelled backwards. Jun – meaning “truthful, honest” 6.

The English word maverick simply means “independent,” so the name can mean “independent one. Means “ash” in Tagalog; good for grey-coated dogs. From Greek ἀρκής (arkes) meaning "swift". Toto. Then, in 1849, the Spanish authorities decided to create a standardized system for Filipino last names. Abad: This is an occupational surname of Spanish origin.


. From Tagalog, Cebuano and Bikol gumamela for the name of the Chinese hibiscus flower and other.

Of Japanese origin, possibly meaning "wild male, impetuous male".

Arnel; Benigno; Coco; Dennis; Diether; Enrique; Ferdinand; Jacinto; Jericho; John; Jose; Lou; Manny; Manuel; Markus; Paulo; Piolo; Ramon; Richard; Zoren.


Dranreb is a common enough name for Filipino boys, but one that foreigners may not be familiar with.