What does Diosdado mean?

By | August 6, 2020
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Young Diosdado Macapagal | @NHCPOfficial via Macapagal Museum

 

What does Diosdado mean?

The name “Diosdado,” coined by the late President Diosdado Macapagal’s grandmother, was a combination of Spanish words “dios” and “dado” meaning “God” and “gift” respectively, thus its full meaning—“God-giftedness.”

This also shows the Catholic devotion of the Macapagal family, especially of Escolastica, who used to serve as one of the laity in the San Agustin Church.

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