I love it! There are so many cute nicknames to get out of it. Plus the history of it is super important.
noisynora  9/23/2020
There is a species of sea lion called the Guadalupe fur seal.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2020
This is an okay name. I am not exactly keen on the spelling, but the meaning has a unique definition to it that I like since anything connected with the element of water is reasonably fine in my book. Do I like it? No, not really, but I am convinced that it may be suitable for someone with a strong character that may carry it with pride.
― Anonymous User  2/16/2019
The Virgin of Guadalupe is also known as Our Lady of Guadalupe/Our Lady of the Americas. Guadalupe is a Spanish region and an Arab derived word meaning River of Light. The Spaniards in México could not pronounce Coatlaxopeuh (pronounced quatlazupe) in the Nahuatl (Aztec language) and used Guadalupe instead. Coatlaxoupeuh means the Crusher of the Evil Snake and is the Mother of the True God by Whom all living beings live.
Jose Leo  10/29/2018
I always hated having this name growing up it was a big name to bear and I always made people call me Lupe instead or Lupita. I always had my name mispronounced even when just using Lupe imagine being called loopy in front of your 9th grade class. Then when I turned 18 I finally learned to embrace my name... I wouldn't change it for anything lol big turn around...
Hartgua21  9/13/2018
Too much for a little girl.
kayisforkeen  8/19/2018
A tilma dated from the 16th century is in a shrine in Mexico. This tilma (clothing worn by Aztec people at the time of the apparition) is considered miraculous for several reasons:
1. The tilma is adorned with a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe that has depth and cannot be replicated by modern artists. And they've tried, believe me.
2. Miniature images can be found in her eyes. These images are the silhouette of a kneeling bishop and a few others. This fits with the events that occurred to St. Juan Diego.
3. The stars embellishing the cloak worn by the pictured woman have been found to be the constellations visible from Tepeyac Hill, Mexico, on December 12 of the year the event took place. These constellations are depicted as if viewed from above.
4. The flowers on her dress are a map of the mountains around Tepeyac Hill.
5. Written into her clothing is music, presumably that which was heard by St. Juan Diego on Tepeyac Hill.
6. The tilma consists of cactus fibers, which should have disintegrated after a few decades, tops. Scientists are at a loss to explain how the tilma has lasted for five centuries.
7. Once, while being cleaned, acid was accidentally spilled on a section of the tilma. Inexplicably, the tilma was not damaged.
8. In the image, Our Lady is standing above a crescent moon and before a sun. The moon and sun were symbols of two Aztec gods.
9. Within 10 years of Our Lady's appearance, the entirety of Mexico converted to Christianity.
― Anonymous User  12/14/2017
Thanks cdawg. You should also add that the crescent moon depicted at the feet of the image was also a crescent moon on that date December 12, 1531.
MVP  1/15/2018
ALSO see the following of many images of Mary stepping on the head of the serpent with her foot:
MVP  1/15/2018
Also, December 12, 1531 8:29 am was the exact day and time of the winter solstice.
MVP  1/15/2018
Also, Coatlaxopeuh (pronounced like cuadlazupe) is the name of the Aztec mother goddess whose temple was destroyed by the Spaniards on that exact hill. Coatlaxopeuh Means “one who crushes the serpent” in Nuahatl, the Aztec language spoken by Juan Diego.
MVP  1/15/2018
Also, the moon was in the constellation Virgo (the virgin) conjunct Rahu (the head of the serpent, the northern node of the moon).
MVP  1/15/2018
Yeup! I was given that name (Guadalupe) at birth and as soon as I could have it legally changed, I DID!
For myself, I hated that name. It's harsh, unfeminine, hard to pronounce and caused much pain in me being raised around biased people. I'm 50+ and will NEVER embrace that name, regardless who it was given to. I'm not catholic.
― Anonymous User  4/15/2017
Nice nicknames:
Tatumarore  3/24/2017
Very long name! It has an important history and it also means "Valley of the Wolves". It's common in Mexico and I know this lady from San Luis Potosi and she just goes by Lupe or Lulu. But it's super old fashioned- you don't see very young Guadalupe's.
firestar11  12/11/2015
Ew. Harsh and ugly. Sounds more like a name of a swamp or a deadly disease or something else. Horrible!
― Anonymous User  10/15/2014
This is my middle name and I absolutely love it! I used to tell people it was my first name since I absolutely hated Karina, since another girl in my class was named that. My cousins always called me loops, and I really liked it.
Karina Guadalupe  9/23/2012
I'm almost 50 years old and let me tell you something: I hate my name
(Guadalupe) sorry but it's horrible, growing up no one could ever pronounce it. I always felt embarrassed and I became angry with my mom for giving me this name, not angry with her anymore but it almost felt like a punishment, I have 6 sisters all with beautiful normal easy to pronounce names it was difficult to deal with. As a mother I made sure to give my sons and daughters normal great names. This is how I feel no matter what anyone else thinks. Don't do this to your kids, my advice.
― Anonymous User  6/3/2012
My name is Guadalupe and I live in a city with that same name. Kids used to make fun of me. But then I'd be like YEAH! & what's the matter with THAT? So it stopped... nicknames I've heard for this name are; lupita, lupe, pita, guada or guad, lupes, and many more :)
Lupita.ChocoTurtles  4/21/2012
Ok first of all the name is NOT just MEXICAN it is ALSO central and possibly south American too!
haha  3/14/2010
You say that the name's origin is Arabic, which is only half true. The "Guada-" part is from the Arabic word "wadi," meaning "river," but the "-lupe" part is from the Latin word "lupus," meaning "wolf." So, although you got the meaning "river of the wolf" right, you missed one of the source languages. This means that the Spanish feminine name "Lupe" is related to the French masculine name "Loup" (which is what I was wondering when I looked up "Lupe") and also to the Spanish masculine name "Lope." All three names come from the Latin word "lupus."
jim10701  1/27/2010
I've never understood the appeal of Guadalupe. It sounds horrible in my opinion. I respect that a person who believes in Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe would name their daughter this, but there are much more beautiful Marian names, like Luz, Soledad, Nieves, Rocío and Naiara. Though I have to say I like the nickname Lupe for Guadalupe.
― Anonymous User  7/3/2009
Actually, ignore my other comment. I've just heard the real, lovely Spanish pronunciation of Guadalupe, I now think it's an absolutely beautiful name. Very classy. (Before, I'd only heard an ugly, English mispronunciation.) I'd only use it as a feminine name, though. I adore this name's history and the Virgin Mary and Mexican associations. (I have this kind of obsession with Mexico. And Latin America in general.) The nicknames Lupe and Lupita are so sweet. But it's a pity Guadalupe is so overused in Mexico.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2009
I would never use the nickname Guada, but Lupe, which is too sweet.
LuzDeTuVida  8/16/2008
There was Mexican president Guadalupe Victoria.
BornOnRoshHashanah  7/19/2008
I really like this name. Because I am a Catholic, and us Catholics believe in saints, I agreed with my grandmother to name my child Guadalupe, if I ever have one. The only thing I DON'T like about this name is that you'll be called Guada and it sounds like the Spanish word "aguada" lol!
dolphingirl21  6/2/2008
Guadalupe is the name of Jennifer Lopez's mother.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2008
I like the meaning of this name but believe me, it's a really overused first and middle name in Mexico. In my class there was 4 girls named _____ Guadalupe and 3 girls named Guadalupe.
michi_vane  12/7/2006
Guadalupe is the site where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego. Therefore, the Virgin Mary is the Patron Saint of Mexico. She is referred to as "La Virgen de Guadalupe", meaning the Virgin of Mexico. To my knowledge, there is not a saint called Saint Guadalupe. [noted -ed]
guada  9/29/2006
My name is Guadalupe. It is not unusual in my area of the country. It bothers me when people who have never heard this name ask me if I had a hard childhood with this name. I didn't have any more problems as a child than any other kids.
Guadalupe78  7/17/2006
A very classic name in many parts of the world, but personally I think this name can also make life very difficult for the bearer.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2006
I HATE when ignorant people pronounce it "gwada-loop-ee"! It really grinds my gears!
arabgoddess  5/19/2006
The name is of Latin origin, not Arabic. "Gua" is a leftover of "aqua" - "water", "da" should be "de" and means "of" and "lupe" comes from "lupus", meaning "wolf".
Paganqueen  7/16/2005
The Virgin of Guadalupe is also known as Our Lady of Guadalupe/Our Lady of the Americas. Coatlaxopeuh (pronounced quatlazupe) is the Nahuatl (Aztec language) spelling.
buzzito  4/19/2005

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