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For a long time the naming customs in the Philippines were dominated by Spanish names, as the result of 400 years of colonial rule of Spain over the Philippines. In the last decades however English names became more and more popular and widespread, reflecting the ever-growing influence of English and the USA in the Philippines.

There are only very few truly Philippine i.e. native names in use nowadays, and they are rare. Maybe they will be practically extinct in a few more decades.

You find a list of typically Philippine given names further down on this page.

You find more information about Philippine names an the Philippines in general on other sites around the Internet here: Philippine naming customs - Philippine naming peculiarities - Pronounciation hints - Wikipedia article - Philippine links


The following hit parade of Philippine given names is the result of my own analysis of a list of the names of about 32'000 people from the Philippines that successfully finished their education in October 2004 and became teachers, plus another such list of about 41'000 people that graduated in October 2005. This hit parade thus shows which names Philippine parents chose for their newborns around 20 to 25 years ago.

It is not without flaws: Obviously many more women than men became teacher, and because of this the statistic over the male names is less reliable. Furthermore it might be that more people from wealthy families become teachers; if true, the names of poorer people are under-represented.

But never mind, I never saw a hit parade for Philippine given names anywhere else, so this one here is clearly better than nothing at all!

The hit parade Graduates 2005, including comparison with the previous year:

Rank
2005
NameNumberRank
2004
Change
1Maricel26410
2Michelle22520
3Jennifer1974+1
4Janice1933-1
5Mary Grace1608+3
6Jocelyn1569+3
7Catherine1545+2
8Mary Ann1456-2
9Rowena1437-2
10Grace12513+3
11Irene11710-1
12Evelyn11215+3
13Arlene10912-1
14Aileen106--
15Melanie10418+3
16Mary Jane9414-2
17Joan9320+3
18Christine9227+9
18Analyn9222+4
20Marilou9017-3
21Josephine8716-5
22Marites8511-11
22Joy8526+4
24Sheryl7821-3
24Leah7830+6
26Karen7623-3
26Cherry76--
28Hazel75--
29Geraldine73--
30Marissa7219-11
      
Rank
2005
NameNumberRank
2004
Change
1Michael8510
2Ronald586+4
3Ryan575+2
4Joseph5511+7
5Joel543-2
6Jeffrey5360
7Marlon528+1
8Richard492+6
9Noel4510+1
10Jonathan444-6
11Dennis43--
12Arnel4011-1
13Marvin3719+6
14Christopher35140
15Alvin3420+5
16Rommel3314-2
16Erwin33160
16Allan339-7
19Albert3229+10
20Edwin3124+4
21Mark Anthony29210
22Eric2818-4
22Jay28--
24Ariel2611-13
25Mark25--
26Jayson2422-4
27Roy22--
27Rodel2222-5
27Julius2224-3
30Rey21--

The hit parade Graduates 2004:

RankNameNumber
1Maricel279
2Michelle227
3Janice211
4Jennifer169
5Catherine164
6Mary Ann148
7Rowena138
8Mary Grace134
9Jocelyn120
10Irene117
11Marites111
12Arlene110
13Grace107
14Mary Jane101
15Evelyn95
16Josephine94
17Marilou93
18Melanie92
19Marissa88
20Joan87
21Sheryl85
22Analyn84
23Karen82
24Sharon79
25Marivic75
26Joy74
27Gina71
27Christine71
27Cheryl71
30Leah68
30Alma68
      
RankNameNumber
1Michael79
2Richard64
3Joel60
4Jonathan59
5Ryan57
6Ronald46
6Jeffrey46
8Marlon45
9Allan44
10Noel41
11Joseph37
11Arnel37
11Ariel37
14Rommel34
14Christopher34
16Erwin33
17Arnold32
18Eric31
19Marvin30
20Alvin29
21Mark Anthony28
22Rodel27
22Jayson27
24Rolando26
24Robert26
24Reynaldo26
24Julius26
24Edwin26
29Romeo25
29Jose25
29Albert25

A list of usual Philippine given names is probably somewhat boring because it is dominated by well-known English and Spanish names: Most English and Spanish names are "Philippine" names as well.

This is why I collected the following list of typically Philippine given names together with information about origin and meaning. There are three kind of names in this list:

  • truly Philippine i.e. native names (you recognize them by "Tagalog" as the language of origin)
  • Spanish names that are popular in the Philippines but hardly known anywhere else
  • English names that are popular in the Philippines but hardly known anywhere else

I was careful and only included a name in the list when I was able to find real persons living today with the name mentioned somewhere on the Internet. (If you don't find a name here because it is not especially Philippine you might find it in the "normal" database available at the home page.)

Further informations about the following names, corrections and additions are of course welcome anytime! (contact information).

The female names:

Amihan Amihan
Amor Amor
Analyn Analyn
Bituin Bituin
Charito Charito
Cherry Variant of Cherie
Chona Chona
Dalisay Dalisay
Divina Divina
Diwata Diwata
Flordeliza Flordeliza
Girlie Girlie
Imee Imee
Imelda Variant of Irmhild
Irish Irish
Iska Iska
Jesusa Jesusa
Jovelyn Jovelyn
Laarni Laarni
Laarnie Variant of Laarni
Lailani Lailani
Leizel Leizel
Lerma Lerma
Liezel Variant of Elizabeth
Ligaya Ligaya
Lilibeth Lilibeth
Liwayway Liwayway
Liwliwa Liwliwa
Lualhati Lualhati
Luningning Luningning
Luzviminda Luzviminda
Malaya Malaya
Maricar Maricar
Maricel Variant of Maricela
Marichu Variant of Marichú
Maricor Maricor
Maricris Maricris
Marife Variant of Marifé
Marifel Marifel
Marikit Marikit
Marilag Marilag
Marites Marites
Maritess Variant of Marites
Marivic Marivic
Mayumi Mayumi
Mirasol Mirasol
Nenita Nenita
Nimfa Nimfa
Perla Variant of Pearl
Riza Riza
Rizalia Variant of Rizalina
Rizalina Rizalina
Rizalyn Variant of Rizalina
Rizza Rizza
Rubilyn Variant of Rubylyn
Rubylyn Rubylyn
Rutchel Rutchel
Rutchell Variant of Rutchel
Tala Tala

The male names:

Arnel Arnel
Arvin Arvin
Bagwis Bagwis
Bayani Bayani
Benjie Variant of Benjamin
Crisanto Crisanto
Dakila Dakila
Danilo Variant of Daniel
Datu Datu
Efren Variant of Ephraim
Fermin Variant of Pirmin
Gani Variant of Isagani
Gener Gener
Heherson Heherson
Homobono Homobono
Honesto Honesto
Igme Igme
Isagani Isagani
Isko Isko
Jay Jay
Jejomar Jejomar
Jose Variant of Joseph
Joselito Variant of Joseph
Kidlat Kidlat
Liberato Liberato
Luzvimindo Luzvimindo
Magtanggol Magtanggol
Melchor Variant of Melchior
Pacifico Pacifico
Ramil Ramil
Reynante Reynante
Rizal Rizal
Rizaldo Variant of Rizal
Rizalino Variant of Rizal
Rodel Rodel
Romel Variant of Rommel
Rommel Rommel
Sherwin Sherwin
Virgilio Virgilio


Amihan
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: northeast monsoon
Info about origin: from the Philippine name of a winter wind
Words: amihan=the northeast monsoon
Variants: Amihan  Tagalog

Amor
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: love
Info about origin: use of the Spanish word for love as a given name in the Philippines
Words: amor=the love
Variants: Amor  Tagalog

Analyn
Language of origin: English
Gender: female
Info about origin: maybe combination of 'Anna' and 'Lynn'
 mostly used in the Philippines and rather popular there
Variants: Analyn  English, Tagalog

Arnel
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Info about origin: maybe a Spanish form of 'Arnold'
Variants: Arnel  Spanish, Tagalog

Arvin
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Info about origin: maybe a variant of 'Erwin' or of 'Arwin'
Variants: Arvin  English, Tagalog

Bagwis
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: long wing feather
Words: bagwis=the long wing feather
Variants: Bagwis  Tagalog

Bayani
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: hero
Words: bayani=the hero
Variants: Bayani  Tagalog

Benjamin
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: son of the right hand, son of the south, son of luck
Info about origin: in the Bible Benjamin is the youngest son of Jacob and thus the name of one of the 12 tribes of Israel
Words: ben=the son; yamin=right, the right hand, the south
Female form: Beniamina
Variants: Benjamin  German, English, French   (#30 in US popularity)   (#29 in Switzerland 1997)
 Benjy  German, English
 Ben  English   (#520 in US popularity)   (#671 in Switzerland 1997)
 Benji  English
 Benjie  English, Tagalog
 Bennie  English
 Benny  English   (#793 in US popularity)
 4 variants more...

Bituin
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: star
Words: bituin=the star
Variants: Bituin  Tagalog

Charito
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: female
Info about origin: maybe from the word 'charito' (full of grace) that occurs in the Greek original of the New Testament
 a female name, despite the 'o' ending
Words: charito=full of grace; charis=the grace, the kindness
Variants: Charito  Spanish, Tagalog

Cherie
Language of origin: French
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: darling
Info about origin: use of the French word 'chérie' (darling) as an English given name
Words: chérie=the darling
Variants: Cherie  English
 Cher  English
 Cheri  English
 Cherry  English, Tagalog
 Sheri  English
 Sherri  English
 Sherry  English   (#792 in US popularity)

Chona
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Variants: Chona  Spanish, Tagalog

Crisanto
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: golden Flower; chrysanthemum
Info about origin: can refer to the chrysanthemum flower
 many people probably take the name to mean 'Cristo santo' (Christ the saint)
Words: chrysos=golden; anthos=the flower
Variants: Crisanto  Spanish, Tagalog
 Chrysanthos  Old Greek (old/original name form)

Dakila
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: big, great
Words: dakila=big, great
Variants: Dakila  Tagalog

Dalisay
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: pure
Words: dalisay=pure
Variants: Dalisay  Tagalog

Daniel
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: God is my judge
Info about origin: in the Bible Daniel is an important prophet
Words: dan=the judge; el=God, the powerful
Female form: Daniela
Variants: Daniel  German, French, English, Polish, Czech, Scandinavian, Spanish, Portuguese   (#7 in US popularity)   (#15 in Switzerland 1997)
 Dany  German   (#183 in Switzerland 1997)
 Dan  English   (#800 in US popularity)   (#346 in Switzerland 1997)
 Danilo  Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Slavic   (#256 in Switzerland 1997)
 Danny  English   (#218 in US popularity)   (#407 in Switzerland 1997)
 9 variants more...

Datu
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: chieftain
Words: datu=the chieftain
Variants: Datu  Tagalog

Divina
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: the divine
Words: divino=divine
Variants: Divina  Tagalog

Diwata
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: goddess
Words: diwata=the goddess
Variants: Diwata  Tagalog

Elizabeth
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: My God is abundance; My God has sworn
Info about origin: meaning not known for sure
 2 interpretations are common, with the second name element either derived from 'sheba' (seven) or from 'shaba' (oath):
 'My God is seven' with the number seven as symbol for abundance, thus 'My God is abundance'
 or 'My God has sworn').
 in the Bible Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist
Words: el=God, the powerful; sheba=seven; shaba=the oath
Variants: Elizabeth  English   (#8 in US popularity)
 Bethli  German, Swiss German
 Betina  German, Italian
 Bettina  German, Italian   (#151 in Switzerland 1997)
 Elisa  German   (#425 in US popularity)   (#55 in Switzerland 1997)
 Elisabeth  German, English, French, Greek   (#356 in US popularity)   (#490 in Switzerland 1997)
 Elisabetha  German
 Elischeba  German
 Elise  German   (#288 in US popularity)   (#324 in Switzerland 1997)
 Elsa  German   (#905 in US popularity)   (#212 in Switzerland 1997)
 Liezel  English, Tagalog
 48 variants more...

Ephraim
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: doubly fruitful
Info about origin: probably from a Hebrew place name with the meaning 'doubly fruitful'
 in the Bible Ephraim is one of the sons of Joseph and is counted as the ancestor of one of the 12 tribes of Israel
Words: ephrayim=doubly fruitful
Variants: Ephraim  German, English
 Efraim  German, English
 Ephräm  German
 Efren  Spanish, Tagalog   (#925 in US popularity)
 Ephraem  English
 5 variants more...

Flordeliza
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: Liza's flower (?)
Info about origin: maybe from a Spanish expression 'flor de Liza' (Liza's flower)
 maybe well known because of a Philippine film with the title 'Flor de Liza' (1984)
Variants: Flordeliza  Tagalog

Gener
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Info about origin: maybe the name is connected with the Catalan word 'gener' (January)
Variants: Gener  Tagalog

Girlie
Language of origin: English
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: girlie, little girl
Info about origin: probably use of the English word 'girlie' (diminutive of 'girl') as a given name in the Philippines
Variants: Girlie  Tagalog

Heherson
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: He is her son (?)
Info about origin: probably from English 'he her son', maybe referring to Jesus as the son of Maria
Variants: Heherson  Tagalog

Homobono
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: good man
Words: homo=man, the human being; bonus=good
Variants: Homobono  Spanish, Tagalog
 Homobonus  Latin (old/original name form)

Honesto
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: honest
Info about origin: use of the Spanish word for 'honest' as a given name in the Philippines
Words: honesto=honest
Variants: Honesto  Tagalog

Igme
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Info about origin: now sadly known as the name of a devastating typhoon over the Philippines in 2004
Variants: Igme  Tagalog

Imee
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: female
Info about origin: name of the oldest daughter of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos (F. Marcos was president of the Philippines until 1986)
 strictly speaking this is a nickname because the name of the daughter is Imelda, like the mother
Variants: Imee  Tagalog

Irish
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Info about origin: maybe derived from the name of the country, used as a given name in the Philippines
Variants: Irish  Tagalog

Irmhild
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: female
Info about origin: (not yet available)
Words: ermana=immense, universal; hiltja=the fight
Variants: Irmhild  German
 Irmhilde  German
 Imelda  Italian, Spanish, Tagalog
 Imelde  Italian
 Emihild  Old French (old/original name form)

Isagani
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Info about origin: probably a native Philippine name
Variants: Isagani  Tagalog
 Gani  Tagalog

Iska
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Info about origin:See male form Isko
Variants: Iska  Tagalog

Isko
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: male
Info about origin: short form of Spanish 'Francisco', used probably only in the Philippines
Female form: Iska
Variants: Isko  Tagalog

Jay
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Info about origin: short form of various names starting with 'J' or 'Ja', like Jack, Jacob or James
Variants: Jay  English, Tagalog   (#260 in US popularity)
 Jai  English

Jejomar
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: male
Info about origin: formed by concatenating the starts of the three names Jesus, Joseph and Mary
Variants: Jejomar  Tagalog

Jesusa
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: Yahweh is salvation
Info about origin:See male form Joshua
Variants: Jesusa  Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog
 Gesua  Italian

Joseph
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: He (God) will add
Info about origin: the name is interpreted as 'May God add another son'
 in the Old Testament Joseph is the 11th son of Jacob, advisor to the pharaoh in Egypt, and thus the name of one of the 12 tribes of Israel
 in the New Testament Joseph is the husband of Maria, the mother of Jesus
Words: yacaph=to add, to increase
Female form: Josepha
Variants: Joseph  German, French, English   (#10 in US popularity)   (#468 in Switzerland 1997)
 Joscha  German, Hungarian
 Joschka  German
 Josef  German, Hebrew   (#710 in US popularity)   (#468 in Switzerland 1997)
 Jupp  German
 Sepp  German
 Seppi  German
 Jo  English
 Jody  English   (#962 in US popularity)
 Joe  English, French   (#234 in US popularity)   (#377 in Switzerland 1997)
 Joselito  Spanish, Tagalog
 Jose  Tagalog   (#32 in US popularity)   (#224 in Switzerland 1997)
 29 variants more...

Jovelyn
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Variants: Jovelyn  Tagalog

Kidlat
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: lightning
Words: kidlat=the lightning
Variants: Kidlat  Tagalog

Laarni
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Variants: Laarni  Tagalog
 Laarnie  Tagalog

Lailani
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Info about origin: probably a native Philippine name
Variants: Lailani  Tagalog

Leizel
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Info about origin: maybe a variant of 'Liezel'
Variants: Leizel  Tagalog

Lerma
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Info about origin: maybe from the name of a town in the Spanish province of Burgos
Variants: Lerma  Tagalog

Liberato
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the liberated
Words: liber=free
Variants: Liberato  Italian, Spanish, Tagalog

Ligaya
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: happiness
Words: ligaya=the happiness
Variants: Ligaya  Tagalog

Lilibeth
Language of origin: English
Gender: female
Info about origin: combination of 'Lilly' and 'Beth' (short for 'Elizabeth')
 rather popular in the Philippines
Variants: Lilibeth  English, Tagalog

Liwayway
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: dawn
Words: liwayway=the dawn
Variants: Liwayway  Tagalog

Liwliwa
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: inspiration (?)
Variants: Liwliwa  Tagalog

Lualhati
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: spritual peace (?)
Info about origin: also in use as one of the few native Philippine family names
Words: lualhati=the spiritual peace
Variants: Lualhati  Tagalog

Luningning
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: brilliance, brightness
Info about origin: one of the most popular native Philippine names
Words: luningning=the brilliance, the brightness
Variants: Luningning  Tagalog

Luzviminda
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: female
Info about origin: formed by concatenating the starts of the names of three large islands of the Philippines: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao
Male form: Luzvimindo
Variants: Luzviminda  Tagalog

Luzvimindo
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: male
Info about origin:See female form Luzviminda
Female form: Luzviminda
Variants: Luzvimindo  Tagalog

Magtanggol
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: to defend
Info about origin: also in use as one of the few native Philippine family names
Words: magtanggol=to defend
Variants: Magtanggol  Tagalog

Malaya
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: free, independent
Words: malaya=free, independent
Variants: Malaya  Tagalog

Maricar
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Info about origin: probably a combination of 'María' and a second name
Variants: Maricar  Spanish, Tagalog

Maricela
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Info about origin: combination of 'María' and 'Celia'
Variants: Maricela  English, Spanish   (#813 in US popularity)
 Maricel  Spanish, Tagalog
 Marisela  English, Spanish   (#891 in US popularity)

Marichú
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Info about origin: maybe shortened from 'María de Jesús'
Variants: Marichú  Spanish
 Marichu  Spanish, Tagalog

Maricor
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Info about origin: probably a combination of 'María' and a second name
Variants: Maricor  Tagalog

Maricris
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Info about origin: maybe combination of 'María' and 'Cris' (shortened from 'Cristina')
 rather popular in the Philippines
Variants: Maricris  Spanish, Tagalog

Marifé
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Info about origin: maybe combination of 'María' and 'Fe'
 rather popular in the Philippines
Variants: Marifé  Spanish
 Marife  Spanish, Tagalog

Marifel
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Info about origin: probably a combination of 'María' and a second name
Variants: Marifel  Spanish, Tagalog

Marikit
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: pretty
Words: marikit=pretty
Variants: Marikit  Tagalog

Marilag
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: beautiful
Words: marilag=beautiful
Variants: Marilag  Tagalog

Marites
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Info about origin: probably a combination of 'María' and 'Tes' (shortened from 'Teresa')
 rather popular in the Philippines, but hardly used anywhere else
Variants: Marites  Tagalog
 Maritess  Tagalog

Marivic
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Info about origin: probably a combination of 'María' and a second name, e.g. 'Vic' from 'Victoria'
Variants: Marivic  Spanish, Tagalog

Mayumi
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: modest
Words: mayumi=modest
Variants: Mayumi  Tagalog

Melchior
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: king (Yahweh) is light
Info about origin: in the Bible Melchior is one of the three kings visiting the newborn Jesus
Words: melek=the king; or=the light
Variants: Melchior  German, English
 Melchiorre  Italian
 Melchor  Spanish, Tagalog
 Melker  Scandinavian
 Melkior  French

Mirasol
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: sunflower
Info about origin: use of the Spanish word for sunflower as given name in the Philippines
Words: mirasol=the sunflower; mira=the sight; sol=the sun
Variants: Mirasol  Tagalog

Nenita
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: little girl (?)
Info about origin: maybe from Spanish 'nenita', a diminutive of 'nena' (girl)
Words: nenita=the little girl; nena=the girl
Variants: Nenita  English, Tagalog

Nimfa
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: nymph (?)
Info about origin: maybe derived from 'ninfa', the Spanish word for 'nymph' (Tagalog: 'nimpa')
Variants: Nimfa  Tagalog

Pacifico
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the pacific, the peaceful
Words: pacifico=peaceful, pacific; pax=the peace
Variants: Pacifico  Spanish, Tagalog

Pearl
Language of origin: English
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: pearl
Info about origin: use of the common word for pearl in English and other languages as given name
 the English word derives from old French 'perle' and ultimatively from Latin 'perla'
Words: perle=the pearl; perla=the pearl
Variants: Pearl  English, Irish
 Pearlie  English
 Pearline  English
 Perla  Italian, Spanish, Tagalog   (#456 in US popularity)

Pirmin
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the firm
Info about origin: from a Roman name 'Firminus'
 name of several medieval saints
Words: firmus=firm
Variants: Pirmin  German, Rhaeto-Romanic   (#388 in Switzerland 1997)
 Fermin  Spanish, Tagalog
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Ramil
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Ramil  Tagalog

Reynante
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: male
Variants: Reynante  Tagalog

Riza
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Variants: Riza  Tagalog

Rizal
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: male
Info about origin: from the family name of José Rizal (1861-1896) who is seen as the greatest national hero of the Philippines
 the family name (which he chose himself) derives from the Spanish word 'ricial' that refers to the re-greening of a field after harvest/after cutting
Words: ricial=greening again
Female form: Rizalina
Variants: Rizal  Tagalog
 Rizaldo  Tagalog
 Rizalino  Tagalog

Rizalina
Language of origin: Spanish
Gender: female
Info about origin:See male form Rizal
Variants: Rizalina  Tagalog
 Rizalia  Tagalog
 Rizalyn  Tagalog

Rizza
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Info about origin: maybe originally a short form of 'Rizal' names like e.g. 'Rizalina'
Variants: Rizza  Tagalog

Rodel
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Rodel  Tagalog

Rommel
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Rommel  Tagalog
 Romel  Tagalog

Rubylyn
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Info about origin: maybe a combination of 'Ruby' and 'Lynn'
Variants: Rubylyn  Tagalog
 Rubilyn  Tagalog

Rutchel
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: female
Variants: Rutchel  Tagalog
 Rutchell  Tagalog

Sherwin
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Words: wine=the friend
Variants: Sherwin  English, Tagalog

Tala
Language of origin: Tagalog
Gender: female
Meaning/translation: bright star, planet
Words: tala=the bright star, the planet
Variants: Tala  Tagalog

Virgilio
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Info about origin: (not yet available)
Female form: Virgilia
Variants: Virgilio  Italian, Spanish, Tagalog
 Vergil  German
 Virgil  English
 Virgile  French
 Vergilius  Latin (old/original name form)