Filipino Baby Names – J

Most Filipinos prefer Spanish and English names for their children. Tagalog names are considered old-fashioned.

The name “Jejomar” is a portmanteau of Jesus, Joseph, and Mary.

“Jomari” is Jose / Joseph + Maria / Mary.

Jezebel = Dyesebel

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Filipino Baby Names – D

Most Filipinos prefer Spanish and English names for their children. Tagalog names are considered old-fashioned.

Dranreb is a common enough name for Filipino boys, but one that foreigners may not be familiar with. It’s “Bernard” spelled backwards. 🙂

A possible choice for a boy’s name is the native Tagalog word Diwa. Among well-known men with this name is Diwa Guinigundo, who is a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of the Philippines.

A native Tagalog name for girls? Diwata.

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Filipino Baby Names – I

Most Filipinos prefer Spanish and English names for their children. Tagalog names are considered old-fashioned.

A good name for a boy would be Isagani. It’s the name of a character in El Filibusterismo, one of the novels of Filipino national hero Jose Rizal. A nickname for it is Gani.
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Filipino Baby Names – H

Most Filipinos prefer Spanish and English names for their children. Tagalog names are considered old-fashioned.

Hagibis is a native Tagalog name for a boy.

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Filipino Baby Names – K

Most Filipinos prefer Spanish and English names for their children. Tagalog names are considered old-fashioned.

Kris, Kristina, and Kriselda are names for girls. Kelvin and Kevin are popular first names for boys.

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Filipino Baby Names – O

Most Filipinos prefer Spanish and English names for their children. Tagalog names are considered old-fashioned.

Onofre is a formal-sounding name for men. Oliver is also another name that’s popular for boys.

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Filipino Baby Names – W

Most Filipinos prefer Spanish and English names for their children. Tagalog names are considered old-fashioned.

The native Tagalog word for “baby” or “infant” is sanggol.

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Filipino Baby Names – T

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