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GenderFeminine & Masculine
UsageSpanish
PronouncedPron.gwa-dha-LOO-pe
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Meaning & History

From a Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, meaning "Our Lady of Guadalupe". Guadalupe is a Spanish place name, the site of a famous convent, derived from Arabic وادي (wadi) meaning "valley, river" possibly combined with Latin lupus meaning "wolf". In the 16th century Our Lady of Guadalupe supposedly appeared in a vision to a native Mexican man, and she is now regarded as a patron saint of the Americas.
DiminutivesLupe, Lupita

Images

16th-century painting of Mary, called the Virgin of Guadalupe16th-century painting of Mary, called the Virgin of Guadalupe

Categories

animals, Marian titles, place names, rivers, saints, water
Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute