Name: Manila

Origin and Meaning of the Name Manila

  • Meaning:
    Jewel of a son
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    There is nilad
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    (mah NEE lah)
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    Manila is also the name of a city in the Philippines. This comes from a Tagalog term, may nilad refering to that a particular plant was found there. It was used briefly in the United States as a given name for girls following the 1898 Battle of Manila and Battle of Manila Bay in the American-Spanish War.

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