40 Beautifully Filipino baby girl names

Want to find the perfect name for your baby girl? Draw inspiration from our language, history, and culture.

Naming your baby is one of the biggest, often daunting decisions new parents must make. After all, your little one will be carrying this name for the rest of their lives. Some say a name can assure future success, while some believe names can also influence personality.  So it’s natural to feel some pressure to choose the best name for your precious one. When searching for the perfect baby girl name, you don’t have to look very far, because our own culture offers a lot of unique words and phrases that can make naming your baby an even more meaningful experience. Read on to learn more about the most beautiful Filipino baby girl names.

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

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There are many beautiful Filipino baby girl names, both traditional and modern, to choose from new moms! | image courtesy: shutterstock

Alunsina

In ancient Filipino mythology, Alunsina was the goddess of the heavens or the Eastern skies.

Amihan

This name pertains to strong winds. It is also a significant name in Philippine folklore, as it is also the name of the mythic bird known to be one of the first inhabitants of the universe.

Amor

This word, which has also been a commonly used name in the past century, pertains to affection or love.

Aninag

This Filipino verb means to be able to see or discern something clearly.

Asul

This Filipino word means blue.

Bituin

This means star.

Chada 

Commonly used in the Mindanao region, this Visayan term means beauty.

Dalisay

This means pure.

Diwa

In English, this Tagalog word means spirit or, in some instances, consciousness or a state of being.

Diwata 

In Philippine mythology, a Diwata is a deity or spirit. It is also used to refer to fairies or forest nymphs.

Esmeralda

In English, this Tagalog word means emerald.

Filipinas

Another name for the Philippines, commonly used by the Spanish.

Gugma

This is a Visayan word that means love.

Haliya

This is the name of an ancient Bikolano deity, also known as the masked goddess of the moonlight who provides protection from monsters.

Harana

In English, this Tagalog word means serenade.

Hiwaga

In English, this Tagalog word means mystery.

Hiraya 

This ancient Tagalog word is derived from Hiraya Manawari, which signifies hope. Hiraya can also pertain to the mind’s ability to imagine and make-believe.

Kaya

This Tagalog word pertains to one’s ability or capability to do something.  

Kislap

This means to dazzle or shine!

Lakambini

In Kapampamgan lore, this is the name of a rice goddess. In ancient culture, this also pertains to a muse, goddess, or woman of noble blood.

Langit

This means sky.

Likha

This means to make or create.

Lila

This means lilac or lavender.

Lualhati

This means spiritual peace.

Makiling

In Philippine folklore, Maria Makiling is the guardian spirit of the mountain.

Malaya

This means to be free.

Malamaya

This means the color grey.

Marilag

This means majestic.

Mayumi

This means pretty and loveable.

Musika 

This means music.

Paraluman

This pertains to a muse who inspires artistic creation and expression.

Payapa

This is the state of being at peace.

Sampaguita 

This is a sweet-smelling tropical flower that’s also known as the jasminum sambac. Commonly used in garlands, the sampaguita is also the Philippines’ national flower.

Sinag

This means beam of light. You can also choose Sinagtala, which means starlight.

Sinaya

In Philippine folklore, Sinaya was a Tagalog deity who was an excellent inventor, particularly of tools that helped fisherfolk catch an abundance of fish.

Sining

This Tagalog word means art.

Sinta

As a verb, this means to feel. As a noun, it can refer to one’s sweetheart or beloved.

Tadhana

This means destiny.

Tala

This means bright star, mark, or to list down.

Ulan

This means rain.

Do you have any more beautiful Filipino baby girl names to add to the list? Let us know in the comments below.

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