The following is a set of proper and common names still used today, which had their origins from ancient times:
– Pan-aabatan, meeting place of different people, this is how they derived the name “Abatan”
– The old men could not ascertain the derivation or meaning of this name.
– the name Say-yatan means a village on top of a high mountain along the trail, for which the barrio was named because it is on top of a high mountain at the most southern end of the town. During the American regime, the name Say-yatan was changed to Amlimay in honor of the most influential headman and original family of the barrio.
– Derived from the kankanaey term “baday” meaning tadpole. Later,”an” was added to make it Badayan.
– Derived from the word “mab-gao” meaning fruitless.
– Derived from the popular name of one of the original families who lived in the domain. Its original term “nakeyawan” meaning not fully cooked.
– Derived from the kandanaey work “ Kalamag ka” meaning climb to the other side.
– Came from the work “kitlabong”. Kalanguya term for small bamboo that grows on a small body of water.
– derived from the name of a person who settled at the heart of the place.
– Buguias – originally named “balacias”, a corrupted term for malclakias meaning left behind in the host’s house, at that time when cañao was always held in that place.
– Means pathway used by pigs (foraging in the forest).
– Meaning saddle for the contour of the place appears like a saddle.