Our Filipino name database contains 21.399 Filipino first names and 9.421 Filipino surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Filipino name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. Asia is not very well organised and only have a few open data initiatives. The list of names from countries like have a reasonable quality but are limited. The Filipino names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Filipino names as well. To create the Filipino name database we used 141.889 validated Filipino social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Filipino first names

In the Philippines, parents typically pick a first name for their child based on a combination of cultural and personal factors. Many families choose a name that has significant meaning or is associated with a religious figure, such as Mary or Joseph. Some parents also choose a name that has been passed down through generations in the family. Additionally, many parents consider the sound and flow of the name when making their selection. Ultimately, the decision is often a combination of personal preference and tradition.

Popular male Filipino names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Mark 902 1.3% American British Dutch
John 768 1.1% American British Canadian
Christian 575 0.8% American German British
Michael 558 0.8% American British German
James 460 0.7% British American Australian
Angel 434 0.6% Spanish American Mexican
Joshua 419 0.6% American British Canadian
Jay 390 0.6% American British Indian
Ryan 339 0.5% American British Canadian
Paul 316 0.5% British American Dutch
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 141.889 Filipino social media profiles from which 70.145 (49%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Filipino names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Kim 517 0.7% American British Dutch
Princess 511 0.7% American British Nigerian
Christine 435 0.6% American British Canadian
Maria 421 0.6% Spanish American Venezuelan
Angelica 409 0.6% American Colombian Mexican
Michelle 407 0.6% American British Canadian
Nicole 363 0.5% American British German
Kristine 329 0.5% American Latvian Norwegian
Patricia 324 0.5% Spanish American Brazilian
Anne 306 0.4% American British French
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 141.889 Filipino social media profiles from which 71.744 (51%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Filipino surnames

In the Philippines, the surname is usually passed down from the father to the children. The first name is usually followed by the father's surname, for example, Maria Rodriguez (Maria being the first name and Rodriguez being the father's surname). In some cases, women may choose to keep their maiden name after marriage. In traditional Tagalog culture, a person may also have multiple surnames, with the mother's maiden name being included as a middle name.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Garcia 1.205 0.8% Spanish Mexican American
Santos 907 0.6% Brazilian American Portuguese
Reyes 905 0.6% Mexican American Colombian
Cruz 818 0.6% American Mexican Brazilian
Mendoza 735 0.5% Mexican American Venezuelan
Lopez 706 0.5% Spanish American Mexican
Mae 641 0.5% American British Canadian
Ramos 611 0.4% Brazilian Spanish American
Fernandez 575 0.4% Spanish Argentinean American
Gonzales 569 0.4% American Peruvian Mexican
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 141.889 Filipino social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.