The Filipino Character Name Generator

Create a Character Name and Personality

Writers! Are you naming a fictional character? Choose a realistic and socially accurate name with The Filipino Character Name Generator.

  1. Choose how to get your character name

  2. Choose your character name gender

About The Filipino Character Name Generator

About The Filipino Character Name Generator

Filipino names are based largely on Spanish naming conventions, but with a lot of extra complications on top. There is no one standard naming convention, as the Philippines has many different native traditions and ethnic groups. The Philippines is unusual in Asia for being one of the only countries that follows Western naming conventions of a given name followed by surnames. However, like the Spanish, Filipinos give their children a maternal and a paternal surname. The maternal name becomes a middle name and is not typically used in everyday naming.

Filipino women with two names will sometimes abbreviate multiple given names into one nickname – for example, Maritoni comes originally from the names Marie Antoinette. Nicknames are very common in the Phillipines, and some nicknames are carried for life while others will only be used with very specific groups of friends.

Some Filipino families will follow strict naming conventions – it could be all family children will have the same initials, or the children will all be named after countries beginning with the letter 'A' (Aruba, Australia, Albania), or after car trademarks (Ford, Maserati, Mercedes). Some Filipino names are created by reversing English names – like Dranreb, which is 'Bernard' backwards.

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