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10 Pinoy actors and the meaning behind their names

The meaning of these actors' names are surprisingly fit for their personalities!

Patricia Matalog
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Patricia Matalog

4/17/2021 in News
10 Pinoy actors and the meaning behind their names

It’s always nice learning something new about our favorite idols, and today, you’re in for a treat!

In the first part, we gave you the possible origins of 10 Kapamilya actresses’ names, such as Kathryn Chandria Bernardo, Nadine Alexis Lustre, and more. You can check it out here:

10 Pinay celebrities and the meaning behind their names

Today, we gathered some of the top Kapamilya leading men and the interesting meanings behind their names for the second part. Scroll down to see them all!

Daniel Padilla

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Daniel is Hebrew which means “God is my judge”.

Enrique Gil

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Enrique Gil (@enriquegil17)

 

Enrique is both of Spanish and Old German origin that means “home ruler”.

James Reid

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Originating from Hebrew, James means “Supplanter”.

Xian Lim

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Xian is of Chinese origin which means “refined” or “elegant”.

Edward Barber

 

 

Edward is derived from the Old English elements “Ead” which means “wealth and fortune” and “Weard” which means “guard”.

Donato "Donny" Pangilinan

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Donato is of Spanish and Italian origin which means “gift from God”.

Rodel "Coco Martin" Nacianceno

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Originating from French, Rodel means “famous ruler”.

Gianmatteo Guidicelli

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Matteo Guidicelli (@matteog)

 

A combination of two names, Gian is of Italian and Hebrew origin which means "God is gracious". Meanwhile, Matteo is the Italian form of “Matthew” that means “gift of God”.

Darren Espanto

 

 

Darren originated from Irish and Gaelic which means “great”.

Sources:

https://www.whatisthemeaningofname.com/

https://www.thebump.com/

https://www.behindthename.com/ https://www.babynamewizard.com/

https://www.babynamewizard.com/

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