Being a parent is one of the biggest responsibilities anyone can ever have. Do you know what’s one of the first and most important duties a parent has to do as soon as the baby comes out? It’s naming the baby!
The sheer amount of happiness and delight with being blessed with a baby is sure insurmountable but choosing a name for them can for sure be stressful too!
What you can read in this article?
- Diversity of Filipino names
- Naming Conventions in the Philippines
- 50 Traditional Filipino Female Names
Filipino names are one that can be described as unique, beautiful and remarkably diverse, and being blessed with a baby girl, you might want to choose an exquisite and lovely name, right?
Filipino names, especially nowadays, are fun and eccentric with being spelled backward or combined together from their parents’ names and if not, was chosen from a celebrities name.
Either way we love them, but many parents might not want to choose a name for their babies that’s already commonly used. Choosing your little ones name is a big responsibility as it is something that they will carry forever and we’re here to help you find a traditional Filipino name you can give to your baby.
Diversity of Filipino Names
With the lengthy and difficult history, the Philippines has provided by the people of foreign countries who did multiple efforts in invading and colonizing us, Filipino names have become surely diverse and heavily influenced.
Ranging from the Pre-colonial era up to the Spanish, Japanese, and Americans, the Philippines adapted some of its influences, mixing and forming its own heritage.
Naming Conventions in the Philippines
In recent years, Filipinos has become bold in making decisions when it comes to choosing names for their babies. Whether you choose a classic Christian name, an English name that can be spelled in a Filipino way, or Spanish-sounding names and another type of names, feel free to shake things up.
Some mommies and daddies tried combining their names to form a name and give it to their babies because they want something more personal.
Some might like unique and fun names while others like a meaningful word one. Either way, its fine as there is no rule that has to be strictly followed. Just go for it mommies and daddies!
50 Traditional Filipino Female Names
Many Filipino names have Spanish origins and these are the names that are popular from way back, but still have a timeless beauty and meaning. These names were brought and incorporated in the Philippines due to the occupation of Spanish people for many decades.
You might notice that some of these are inspired by some biblical names and other foreign countries. While some of these are heavily influenced by Spanish and Americans, others might be influenced by more Filipino local words such as mystical names and nature.
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Here are the Filipino Female names:
- Angelina is a name that means “angel”. People choose this meaningful name in different variations too such as Angeline, Angela, or Angelita.
- Althea is a common name in the Philippines. This sweet name means “healer” but could also mean “wholesome”.
- Alexadria means defender
- Amalia is a name that came from a Latin origin which means “hard-working”.
- Amanda comes from the Latin origin which means “she must be loved”.
- Amihan is a unique name and some might enjoy giving it as a name to their baby. Amihan is a pattern of weather that brings winds in the Philippines.
- Amor is of French origin meaning love
- Aurora is a gorgeous name that is picked by a lot of parents for their babies. It means “dawn”.
- Bernila means “blessed” and it originated from the German name Bernihilde.
- Bituin in case some of you love astronomy or astrology, maybe you want to name your kid this name which has the meaning of “star”.
11. Carmelita is a Spanish-origin word that means garden and is inspired by the garden of Eden.
- Cecilia is of a Spanish origin word which means “blind”.
- Chesa which means “Celestial” might be perfect for your little one.
- Christina is an English origin name that is common for Filipino girls in the Philippines as it is a Christian country. Christina in Latin means “follower of Christ”.
- Crisanta is a religious name and literally meant “Christ”.
- Corazon is a Spanish-influenced name that means “heart”.
- Darlene comes from the English word darling which is a popular endearing term.
- Divina is a name that is of Latin and Italian origin. This name means divine or heavenly
- Diwa is a special name as it literally mean a “gift from God”. Maybe this is the perfect option for your little blessing.
- Dolores is one of the names given to the Virgen Mary and it has a Latin origin.
- Eleanor is a more common name a few years ago but is surely a beautiful and timeless name.
- Evangeline is of an Greek origin with the meaning “bringer of good news”
- Esmeralda is another classic Filipino name of Spanish origin that means “emerald”.
- Flordeliza is of French origin word that means “flower of lily”.
- Heidi that could be written in different spelling too is a french word which means “nobility”.
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More Traditional Filipino Female names
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- Hasmin or “Jasmine” is a scented flower
- Isa is a Filipino origin word that means “one”.
- Juana comes from a Spanish origin and is the Filipino version of Joane
- Katherine is a name that is so delicate. But this name would also be perfect for your child as it means “pure”.
- Leona Is a name for the strong with the meaning “lioness”.
- Ligaya must be one of the common beautiful local Tagalog names out there. It has a meaning of “happiness”.
- Lizel is a Tagalog version of the name Elizabeth which is a popular name in the Philippines.
- Luna is of Italian origin which means “moon”
- Luwalhati means glory and with a meaning like this, you might want to name your child after what you felt for her existence.
- Lyka is a unique name that means “pretty face”.
11. Mahalia is a name that just sounds so sweet to the ears right? Give her this lovely name and enjoy the sweet journey as you watch her grow.
- Maria could just be one of the most famous Filipino names out there. This could be because the major population of the Philippines constituents Christians but either way, it is one beautiful name.
- Malaya comes from the Filipino term and it means “free”.
- Mayumi is a Filipino origin word that can be shortened as ‘Yumi’ means “gentleness”.
- Ningning that comes from the Filipino word luningning means “sparkle”.
- Noemi is of Spanish origin which means “pleasantness”.
- Odessa came from a greek origin that means “long journey”.
- Samantha means “told by the god”
- Sopia could also be spelled in a different way such as sofia or sophia means wisdom.
- Sampaguita is a unique name don’t you think? This is the tagalog word for jasmine and is also the national flower of the Phillippines.
- Sunshine is also one of the most common modern name which means what the name itself suggest. Light!
- Perla is a common name a few years back. Perla is a Spanish-origin name that means pearl.
- Reyna, which could also be spelled in a different way or added other letters to make it longer such as reynalyn is also one common name for a female Filipino. This means queen and has a Spanish origin.
- Victoria is also one of the classic names from the old times up until now. It came from a Latin origin with the meaning “Victory”.
- Yolanda is a classic Filipino name, it means “violet flower”.
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