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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
Hitparade series:Philippines

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

NameGroupLanguage of OriginLanguages of UseMeaning/Translation or Related WordsUS 2015
AmihanAmihanTagalogTagalognortheast monsoon 
BagwisBagwisTagalogTagaloglong wing feather 
BayaniBayaniTagalogTagaloghero 
BituinBituinTagalogTagalogstar 
DakilaDakilaTagalogTagalogbig, great 
DalisayDalisayTagalogTagalogpure 
DatuDatuTagalogTagalogchieftain 
DiwaDiwaTagalogTagalogthought, spirit 
DiwataDiwataTagalogTagaloggoddess 
EdcelEdcelTagalogTagalog  
GaniIsaganiTagalogTagalogmaybe bountiful harvest 
ImeeImeeTagalogTagalog  
IsaganiIsaganiTagalogTagalogmaybe bountiful harvest 
JejomarJejomarTagalogTagalog  
KidlatKidlatTagalogTagaloglightning 
LigayaLigayaTagalogTagaloghappiness 
LiwaywayLiwaywayTagalogTagalogdawn 
LiwliwaLiwliwaTagalogTagalogmaybe inspiration 
LualhatiLualhatiTagalogTagalogmaybe spritual peace 
LuningningLuningningTagalogTagalogbrilliance, brightness 
LuntianLuntianTagalogTagaloggreen 
LuzvimindaLuzvimindo/LuzvimindaTagalogTagalog  
LuzvimindoLuzvimindo/LuzvimindaTagalogTagalog  
MagtanggolMagtanggolTagalogTagalogto defend 
MakisigMakisigTagalogTagaloghandsome, elegant 
MalayaMalayaTagalogTagalogfree, independent#725
ManingningManingningTagalogTagalogbrilliant, bright 
MarikitMarikitTagalogTagalogpretty 
MarilagMarilagTagalogTagalogbeautiful 
MayumiMayumiTagalogTagalogmodest 
SampaguitaSampaguitaTagalogTagalogSampaguita 
SinagtalaSinagtalaTagalogTagalogstarlight 
TalaTalaTagalogTagalogbright star, planet