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Language Tagalog: Names And Words

Description:Tagalog, one of the major languages of the Philippines, among others the language of the capital, Manila
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For a long time the naming customs in the Philippines were dominated by Spanish names, as the result of 400 years of colonial rule of Spain over the Philippines. In the last decades however English names became more and more popular and widespread, reflecting the ever-growing influence of English and the USA in the Philippines.

There are only very few Philippine i.e. truly Filipino or native names in use nowadays, and they are rare. (In the list below those are the names with Tagalog as their language of origin.) Maybe they will be practically extinct in a few more decades.

You find more information about Philippine names and the Philippines in general on other sites around the Internet here: Naming customs - Pronounciation hints - Wikipedia article

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NameGroupLanguage of OriginLanguages of UseMeaning/Translation or Related WordsUS 2013
AmihanAmihanTagalogTagalognortheast monsoon 
AmorAmorSpanishTagaloglove 
AnalynAnalynEnglishEnglish, Tagalog  
AnnalynAnalynEnglishEnglish, Tagalog  
ArnelArnelUnknownSpanish, Tagalog  
ArvinArvinUnknownEnglish, Tagalog  
BagwisBagwisTagalogTagaloglong wing feather 
BayaniBayaniTagalogTagaloghero 
BenjieBenjamin/BeniaminaHebrewEnglish, Tagalogson of the right hand, son of the south, son of luck 
BituinBituinTagalogTagalogstar 
CharitoCharitoOld GreekSpanish, TagalogWords: full of grace / grace, kindness 
CherryCherieFrenchEnglish, Tagalogdarling 
ChonaChonaUnknownSpanish, Tagalog  
CrisantoCrisantoOld GreekSpanish, Tagaloggolden Flower; chrysanthemum 
DakilaDakilaTagalogTagalogbig, great 
DalisayDalisayTagalogTagalogpure 
DaniloDaniel/DanielaHebrewPortuguese, Spanish, Italian, Slavic, TagalogGod is my judge 
DatuDatuTagalogTagalogchieftain 
DiosaDiosaLatinSpanish, Tagaloggoddess 
DivinaDivinaSpanishTagalogthe divine 
DiwaDiwaTagalogTagalogthought, spirit 
DiwataDiwataTagalogTagaloggoddess 
EdcelEdcelTagalogTagalog  
EfrenEphraimHebrewSpanish, Tagalogdoubly fruitful 
FerminPirminLatinSpanish, Tagalogthe firm 
FlordelizaFlordelizaSpanishTagalogmaybe Liza's flower (?), fleur-de-lis 
GaniIsaganiTagalogTagalogmaybe bountiful harvest 
GenerGenerUnknownTagalog  
GirlieGirlieEnglishTagaloggirlie, little girl 
HehersonHehersonEnglishTagalogmaybe He is her son 
HomobonoHomobonoLatinSpanish, Tagaloggood man 
HonestoHonestoSpanishTagaloghonest 
HuwanJohn/JohannaHebrewTagalogYahweh is gracious 
IgmeIgmeUnknownTagalog  
ImarieImarieUnknownTagalog  
ImeeImeeTagalogTagalog  
ImeldaIrmhildOld High GermanSpanish, Italian, TagalogWords: immense, universal / fight 
IrishIrishUnknownTagalog  
IsaganiIsaganiTagalogTagalogmaybe bountiful harvest 
IskaIsko/IskaSpanishTagalog  
IskoIsko/IskaSpanishTagalog  
JayJayEnglishEnglish, Tagalog #391
JejomarJejomarTagalogTagalog  
JesusaJoshua/JesusaHebrewPortuguese, Spanish, TagalogYahweh is salvation 
JorizJorizUnknownTagalog  
JoseJoseph/JosephaHebrewTagalogHe (God) will add#76
JoselitoJoseph/JosephaHebrewSpanish, TagalogHe (God) will add 
JovelynJovelynUnknownTagalog  
KidlatKidlatTagalogTagaloglightning 
LaarniLaarniUnknownTagalog  
LaarnieLaarniUnknownTagalog  
LailaniLailaniUnknownTagalog  
LeizelLeizelUnknownTagalog  
LermaLermaSpanishTagalog  
LiberatoLiberatoLatinSpanish, Italian, Tagalogthe liberated 
LiezelElizabethHebrewEnglish, TagalogMy God is abundance; My God has sworn  
LigayaLigayaTagalogTagaloghappiness 
LilibethLilibethEnglishEnglish, Tagalog  
LiwaywayLiwaywayTagalogTagalogdawn 
LiwliwaLiwliwaTagalogTagalogmaybe inspiration 
LualhatiLualhatiTagalogTagalogmaybe spritual peace 
LuningningLuningningTagalogTagalogbrilliance, brightness 
LuntianLuntianTagalogTagaloggreen 
LuzvimindaLuzvimindo/LuzvimindaTagalogTagalog  
LuzvimindoLuzvimindo/LuzvimindaTagalogTagalog  
MagtanggolMagtanggolTagalogTagalogto defend 
MakisigMakisigTagalogTagaloghandsome, elegant 
MalayaMalayaTagalogTagalogfree, independent#629
ManingningManingningTagalogTagalogbrilliant, bright 
MaricarMaricarSpanishSpanish, Tagalog  
MaricelMaricelaSpanishSpanish, Tagalog  
MarichuMarichĂșUnknownSpanish, Tagalog  
MaricorMaricorSpanishTagalog  
MaricrisMaricrisSpanishSpanish, Tagalog  
MarifeMarifĂ©SpanishSpanish, Tagalog  
MarifelMarifelSpanishSpanish, Tagalog  
MarikitMarikitTagalogTagalogpretty 
MarilagMarilagTagalogTagalogbeautiful 
MaritesMaritesSpanishTagalog  
MaritessMaritesSpanishTagalog  
MarivicMarivicSpanishSpanish, Tagalog  
MayumiMayumiTagalogTagalogmodest 
MelchorMelchiorHebrewSpanish, Tagalogking (Yahweh) is light 
MirasolMirasolSpanishTagalogsunflower 
NardingLeonhard/LeonardaOld High GermanTagalogWords: lion / brave, hardy 
NenitaNenitaSpanishEnglish, Tagalogmaybe little girl 
NimfaNimfaUnknownTagalogmaybe nymph 
PacificoPacificoLatinSpanish, Tagalogthe pacific, the peaceful 
PerlaPearlEnglishSpanish, Italian, Tagalogpearl#667
RamilRamilUnknownTagalog  
RestitutoRestitutoLatinSpanish, TagalogWords: put back, restore 
ReynanteReynanteSpanishTagalog  
RizaRizaUnknownTagalog  
RizalRizal/RizalinaSpanishTagalogWords: greening again 
RizaldoRizal/RizalinaSpanishTagalogWords: greening again 
RizaliaRizal/RizalinaSpanishTagalogWords: greening again 
RizalinaRizal/RizalinaSpanishTagalogWords: greening again 
RizalinoRizal/RizalinaSpanishTagalogWords: greening again 
RizalynRizal/RizalinaSpanishTagalogWords: greening again 
RizzaRizzaUnknownTagalog  
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