How did the Philippines become the Philippines?

it was named after the king of Spain King Philip II. that is why we came up with the name Philippines

The islands that now composed the modern day Philippines was named after the Spanish king Felipe by the Spanish explorer Roy Lopez de Villalobos. The Spaniards called the archepelago Las Islas Felipinas. When the Americans defeated the Spaniards during the US-Spanish war the Americans renamed the islands Philippines and called it Philippine Islands.