20 Proudly Filipino baby boy names

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Not sure what to name your baby boy? You don't have to look too far because our own culture can offer much inspiration!

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So you’re about to welcome a bouncing baby boy, congratulations! Now with the anticipation also comes preparation and making decisions for your child before they are even born. One of the most exciting, and often daunting, is choosing the perfect name!

After all, many say a name can influence a child’s future—some believe it can assure future success, while some claim names can also help mold personality.  So it’s natural to feel some pressure to choose the best name for your little one.

When searching for the perfect baby boy name, you don’t have to look very far, because our own history and culture offers many choices that could perfectly suit your baby!

Is One of These Filipino Baby Boy Names Perfect For Your Little One?

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Whether modern and traditional, there are many Filipino baby boy names to choose from! | image courtesy: shutterstock

Alab

This is the Tagalog word for blaze.

Alamat 

This means legend.

Alon

This means wave.

Andres

One of the more popular names for boys, which is also a variant of Andrew the name of one of the country’s beloved heroes, Andres Bonifacio.

Bagwis

This means long feather or wing.

Bahandi

In Cebuano, this pertains to treasure and riches.

Bayani

This means hero.

Bulan

In Filipino folklore, Bulan is the deity of the moon.

Calag

In Cebuano, this means soul.

Crisanto

This Filipino name also derives from Greek culture and means to blossom, peak, brightness or brilliance.

Dakila

In Tagalog, this means noble or great.

Datu

This is a ruling head of a clan or tribe, commonly used in ancient muslim communities.

Isko

A shortened version of Francisco.

Kawayan

This means bamboo, which can signify strength or resilience.

Keanu

Inspired by Hawaiian culture, this word means ‘cool breeze over the mountains.’

Kidlat 

This name, which is growing in popularity, is the Tagalog word lightning.

Makisig

In Tagalog this means strong and brave.

Paglaum

This means hope in the Cebuano dialect.

Ulap

In Tagalog, this means cloud.

Yanno

Though popularized by a Filipino band called Yano, the word Yanno traces its origins to Hebrew culture. It means “God is gracious.”

Also READ: 40 Beautifully Filipino baby girl names

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Written by

Bianchi Mendoza

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