Writing Adolescent Fiction/Character names/Filipino

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Usage note[edit]

Most Filipinos use Hispanic first names. Unusual names like Honesto, Corazón, Asunción, Almadelia Imelda, Braulio and Calixto are particularly popular. A few native names are still in use. These are listed below.

Although Hispanic surnames are predominant in the Philippines, there are several names peculiar or even unique to the country, including some of native Tagalog origin. Many Filipinos also have Chinese surnames.

Girls' names[edit]

  • Dalisay
  • Duvata
  • Inday
  • Liwayway
  • Luningning
  • Mahal
  • Malaya
  • Malayna
  • Malea
  • Maoi
  • Marites
  • Mayet
  • Mayumi
  • Mutya
  • Saikio
  • Tarhata
  • Yek

Warlita was used for some Filipino girls born during World War II.

Boys' names[edit]

  • Bayani
  • Boboy
  • Bong
  • Bungay
  • Dimacali
  • Heherson
  • Kailan
  • Liwayway
  • Magtanggol
  • Malibok
  • Matalino
  • Murugayan
  • Neyo
  • Rommel
  • Rovilson

Another boy's name invented in the Philippines is Angelito (little angel).

Surnames[edit]

  • Abaya
  • Abilay
  • Abitong
  • Ablang
  • Abolencia
  • Abuan
  • Abut
  • Acdal
  • Aceret
  • Acido
  • Aclan
  • Acoba
  • Acyatan
  • Ader
  • Adriano
  • Agamao
  • Agbayani
  • Agcaoili
  • Agdinaoay
  • Agilar
  • Agliam
  • Aglugub
  • Agpaoa
  • Agtarap
  • Aguinaldo
  • Agumabay
  • Agunos
  • Alalay
  • Alalem
  • Alao
  • Alconcel
  • Alcosiba
  • Alesna
  • Alimurung
  • Alnas
  • Ambrosio
  • Andaya
  • Andicoy
  • Angara
  • Angpauco
  • Apan
  • Apilado
  • Arbutus
  • Areola
  • Arong
  • Astronomo
  • Atabay
  • Atengco
  • Atol
  • Aurelio
  • Austria
  • Ayson
  • Baculpo
  • Badua
  • Bagaman
  • Bagang
  • Bagay
  • Bagoyo
  • Bailado
  • Balana
  • Balatbat
  • Baniaga
  • Banta
  • Barayuga
  • Barican
  • Barte
  • Basco
  • Base
  • Batara
  • Batas
  • Batis
  • Baun
  • Baxa
  • Bayani
  • Bayoy
  • Behic
  • Bengco
  • Benigno
  • Biabas
  • Biado
  • Biala
  • Biano
  • Binay
  • Bio
  • Biscocho
  • Bitong
  • Bocobo
  • Bohol
  • Bong
  • Bongco
  • Bongo
  • Bongon
  • Bonifacio
  • Borromeo
  • Brion
  • Buchongco
  • Bulaong
  • Bulosan
  • Bunda
  • Butac
  • Butay
  • Cabacungan
  • Cabatu
  • Cabebe
  • Caberto
  • Cabuhat
  • Cacal
  • Cagampang
  • Calaycay
  • Calaypay
  • Calibuso
  • Calica
  • Callueng
  • Cambia
  • Camerino
  • Cangco
  • Canino
  • Canlas
  • Caoagdan
  • Caoili
  • Capinpin
  • Capoy
  • Capulong
  • Catbagan
  • Cezar
  • Chanluangco
  • Chengcuenca
  • Chuahuangco
  • Chupungco
  • Ciciongco
  • Ciriaco
  • Cobal
  • Cocos
  • Cojuangco
  • Colayco
  • Conception
  • Congco
  • Corpuz
  • Credo
  • Cua
  • Cuaresma
  • Cui
  • Cunanan
  • Curameng
  • Cutiongco
  • Dacanay
  • Dacpano
  • Dacquel
  • Dagdag
  • Daguio
  • Damilo
  • Dancel
  • Daquip
  • Dar
  • Daya
  • Dayanan
  • Dayao
  • Dayrit
  • Dimagiba
  • Dimaporo
  • Dimasalang
  • Dionisio
  • Dizon
  • Dugay
  • Dulan
  • Dulay
  • Duldulao
  • Dumdum
  • Dumlao
  • Dumo
  • Duropan
  • Dy
  • Dypiangco
  • Dyquiangco
  • Edlao
  • Edralin
  • Edu
  • Eligio
  • Elkan
  • Emayo
  • Ermitano
  • Esco
  • Espe
  • Estigoy
  • Eugenio
  • Fangonil
  • Florendo
  • Florida
  • Fontanilla
  • Gaba
  • Gabay
  • Galang
  • Galano
  • Galapon
  • Galarita
  • Galimba
  • Galla
  • Galon
  • Gandeza
  • Ganiron
  • Garilao
  • Garo
  • Gasmen
  • Gatbonton
  • Gines
  • Gionson
  • Go
  • Golangco
  • Gonzaga
  • Goquingco
  • Gosoc
  • Gotiangco
  • Grivas
  • Guan
  • Guanio
  • Guiang
  • Guieb
  • Guinto
  • Gulapa
  • Gumabay
  • Gumintong
  • Hinayon
  • Huliganga
  • Ibay
  • Icban
  • Igcasan
  • Ilagan
  • Imperial
  • Ingco
  • Iniba
  • Irong
  • Isidoro
  • Isip
  • Jangcan
  • Justiniano
  • Kabigting
  • Katindig
  • Lacanilao
  • Lacson
  • Lagana
  • Lagasca
  • Lagazo
  • Lagdameo
  • Lagrimas
  • Laigo
  • Lalata
  • Lalim
  • Lamay
  • Lambengco
  • Landico
  • Langcauon
  • Lansang
  • Lansangan
  • Lapitan
  • Lariosa
  • Lauchengco
  • Laurente
  • Leonardo
  • Leyson
  • Liangco
  • Liberato
  • Libongco
  • Ligon
  • Limbo
  • Limcangcao
  • Limcangco
  • Limkakeng
  • Limlingan
  • Linda
  • Lingad
  • Loangco
  • Loglog
  • Loque
  • Lota
  • Luchangco
  • Lumapas
  • Lutao
  • Mabalo
  • Macabeo
  • Macadang
  • Macadangdang
  • Macanip
  • Macaraeg
  • Macaranas
  • Macaspac
  • Macatulad
  • Macatuno
  • Macugay
  • Madamba
  • Madarang
  • Madwen
  • Magat
  • Magbitang
  • Magcalas
  • Magcase
  • Maglaya
  • Magpali
  • Magsaysay
  • Malimban
  • Malinao
  • Malit
  • Mallari
  • Mamaril
  • Manago
  • Manalang
  • Manalo
  • Manaois
  • Manarang
  • Manganon
  • Mangaya
  • Manila
  • Manlulu
  • Manoto
  • Mapanao
  • Mapua
  • Maramba
  • Marcelino
  • Mariano
  • Masangkay
  • Mata
  • Maximo
  • Mayoyo
  • Mesiona
  • Mulingtapang
  • Mutuc
  • Nanquil
  • Naui
  • Navalta
  • Nazareno
  • Ngaya
  • NgSinco
  • Nibungco
  • Nimo
  • Nocon
  • Nono
  • Nugal
  • Obar
  • Olala
  • Olores
  • Omo
  • Ona
  • Ongchangco
  • Ongkeko
  • Ongkingco
  • Opus
  • Ornedo
  • Paa
  • Pacana
  • Pacleb
  • Pacquing
  • Padaoan
  • Pagaduan
  • Palangdao
  • Panay
  • Pangalangan
  • Pangan
  • Panganiban
  • Pangelinan
  • Pangilinan
  • Pantaleo
  • Paragas
  • Paras
  • Parinas
  • Parungao
  • Pascua
  • Pasion
  • Patague
  • Patao
  • Paulino
  • Pecaoco
  • Pestano
  • Pilapil
  • Pingco
  • Pinpin
  • Pogoy
  • Polan
  • Policar
  • Polintan
  • Poliquin
  • Pongco
  • Pote
  • Presto
  • Punsoy
  • Purugganan
  • Quiambao
  • Quicho
  • Quilala
  • Quimpo
  • Quinoy
  • Quintal
  • Quisumbing
  • Quitiquit
  • Quizon
  • Rabara
  • Radona
  • Rafanan
  • Ragasa
  • Rago
  • Ramelb
  • Ramento
  • Ramil
  • Rapanot
  • Rapisura
  • Relacion
  • Respicio
  • Rimando
  • Ringor
  • Robello
  • Sabado
  • Sabino
  • Sacay
  • Sacayanan
  • Sagucio
  • Saguisag
  • Sajor
  • Salangsang
  • Salviejo
  • Sampaga
  • Sampang
  • Sampayan
  • Sandico
  • Sangalang
  • Sangco
  • Saniatan
  • Sanson
  • Saturnio
  • Saya
  • Seggay
  • Sepe
  • Serapion
  • Sia
  • Siasat
  • Siangco
  • Sibayan
  • Silvio
  • Simsiman
  • Singco
  • Singson
  • Siongco
  • Siopongco
  • Sison
  • Soliman
  • Songco
  • Sotiangco
  • Sucgang
  • Sugabo
  • Suing
  • Sulit
  • Sumabat
  • Sumulong
  • Sunga
  • Sunico
  • Sunpongco
  • Supnet
  • Sycip
  • Syquia
  • Sytangco
  • Sytengco
  • Taal
  • Tabag
  • Tabay
  • Tabion
  • Tabios
  • Tabisola
  • Tabisula
  • Tacata
  • Tacderan
  • Tagala
  • Tagara
  • Talaro
  • Tanangco
  • Tanchuling
  • Tancongco
  • Tangco
  • Tansengco
  • Tansingco
  • Tansiongco
  • Tantiongco
  • Tarlengco
  • Tayabas
  • Tayag
  • Tayan
  • Tayao
  • Tayengco
  • Te
  • Tecson
  • Tengco
  • Teopengco
  • Tesoro
  • Tetangco
  • Tiangco
  • Tibok
  • Tinapay
  • Tingcungco
  • Tinoyan
  • Tintiangco
  • Tiogongco
  • Tiolengco
  • Tiongco
  • Tiongson
  • Tiotangco
  • Tiotuyco
  • Tirona
  • Tison
  • Tiu
  • Tobosa
  • Toliongco
  • Tongco
  • Topacio
  • Tosoc
  • Tucay
  • Tullar
  • Tumaneng
  • Tumbaga
  • Tumibay
  • Tydingco
  • Ujano
  • Umali
  • Umipig
  • Una
  • Undayan
  • Unpingco
  • Uy
  • Uygongco
  • Uytangco
  • Uytingco
  • Vayan
  • Vengco
  • Vida
  • Viernes
  • Villafuerte
  • Villongco
  • Viloria
  • Vinoray
  • Visaya
  • Visitacion
  • Watan
  • Witongco
  • Wycoco
  • Yadao
  • Yagin
  • Yambao
  • Yap
  • Yaptangco
  • Yasay
  • Ylanan
  • Yorong
  • Yuchengco
  • Yupangco
  • Yuviengco
  • Zapanta