It can be daunting when you ask somebody their names in the Philippines.
You may get an answer of Honey, Lovely or Ging Ging. Or they seem to have a host of names that are nicknames or initials only. So here is some details on names in the Philippines.
You can tell AJ,CJ,DJ AND JR, JAYRE…..
As a result of more than three centuries of Spanish dominance in the islands that are now the republic of the Philippines, an overwhelming number of places in the country have Spanish or Hispanic names. As with Filipino surnames and many other aspects of Filipino culture, place names in the Philippines have received a great deal of Spanish influence, with many places in the former Spanish colony having been named after those in Spain and Latin America. The name Philippines itself originated from its old official name Filipinas in honor of King Philip II of Spain. Spanish language has also become one of the country ‘s official languages from the late 16th century until 1986 when it was designated as a voluntary language and it remains so to this day.
The Twenty Most Common Filipino Surnames
That’s the last name of Filipina actress Vilma Santos, Filipino-American writer Bienvenido Santos, the young superstar Judy Ann Santos, the WWII hero Alejo Santos, and singer Erik Santos. The name is the Spanish word for ‘saints.’
|Top 10 Spanish Surnames in the Philippines that Start with De, De la or Del
1. de la Cruz
2. de la Reyes
3. del Rosario
4. de los Santos
5. de Guzmán
6. de Castro
7. de la Vega
8. de la Rosa
9. de Asis
10. de Rosales
Popular surnames among Chinese-Filipinos:
Top 100 Filipino names – Philippines