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Origin, Meaning, And History of Lupita

The name Lupita is of Spanish origin bearing familiarity with the name Guadalupe. It is a diminutive form of Guadalupe, which is a combination of the Latin word “lupus,” meaning “wolf,” and the Arabic word “wadi,” meaning “valley,” giving rise to the meaning “valley of the wolf.”

Lupita is usually a shortened form or a nickname for the Guadalupe river, a tributary of the Guadiana, in Spain. Guadalupe is also the name of a town in southwestern Spain lying on the southeastern slopes of the Guadalupe mountain and is famous for monasteries. The town was built in the early 14th century on the place where a shepherd had found an image of the Virgin. The city became a pilgrimage center and was named “Our Lady of Guadalupe,” a Catholic title given to Mother Mary. The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City is the most-visited Catholic shrine in the world.

Lupita can have alternate spellings like Lupeta or Lupyta with nicknames including Lupe, Lulu, Lu, Pia, and Pita.

Although a popular name, the name Lupita doesn’t make many appearances in popular culture. Lupita “Pita” Ramos is a fictional character appearing in the 2004 action-thriller film named “Man On Fire”  adapted from the novel of the same name by A.J. Quinnell. Lupita is a nine-year-old girl who is abducted in Mexico City and is played by the American actress Dakota Fanning. Guadalupe “Lupita” Fernandez is another fictional character in the Mexican television show “Rebelde.” She is depicted as a girl with a giant heart who makes friends with everyone and is played by Maite Perroni.


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Valley of the wolf
1 word, 6 letters, 3 vowels, 3 consonants
Medium length and moderately easy to pronounce

How To Pronounce Lupita?

Pronounced as loo-pee-tuh

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Listen to the sound of the name Lupita in English.

Famous People With The Name Lupita

  • Lupita Nyong’oKenyan actress and recipient of the Academy Award for her role in “12 Years A Slave”
  • Lupita D’AlessioMexican singer and actress, nicknamed La Leona Dormida
  • Lupita JonesMexican model and actress, crowned Miss Universe in 1991
  • Lupita GodinezA purple belt female Mexican mixed martial artist competing in the Strawweight Division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Guadalupe Natalia TovarMexican actress best known for her role in the Spanish version of the film “Dracula”

Lupita On The Popularity Chart

The name Lupita has seen fluctuations in popularity from 1980 to 2020. Although its usage is relatively moderate, it can still be considered a fairly popular name in recent times.

Popularity Over Time

Lupita has seen many ups and downs in popularity over the years. With just 48 babies per million in 1985, it leaped to popularity in 2007 with 159 babies per million born with the name Lupita.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

As far as its ranking is concerned, Lupita has seen oscillations over the years. For most of the years, it was ranked among the top 2000 names before leaving the list in 2015.

Source: Social Security Administration

Names With Similar Sound As Lupita

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Popular Sibling Names For Lupita

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Boy Sibling Names For Lupita

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Girl Sibling Names For Lupita

Looking for some suitable sister names for Lupita? Check out our collection of beautiful and unique names.

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Other Popular Names Beginning With L

Looking for more baby names starting with the letter L to resonate with your family’s naming tradition or to rhyme with the sibling names? Find a range of alternative names starting with this letter.

Names With Similar Meaning As Lupita

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the meaning of the name Lupita?

The name Lupita means ‘valley of the wolf.’

2. What is the origin of the name Lupita?

Lupita has Latin and Arabic origins.

3. How to pronounce the name Lupita?

Lupita is pronounced as loo-pee-tuh.

4. Is “Lupita” a common name?

Lupita is a relatively common name, particularly in Spanish-speaking countries. While it has not consistently ranked in the top 1000 names in the US, it remains well-known and recognized, especially due to its association with the Virgin of Guadalupe (1).

5. Is “Lupita” a unisex name?

Lupita is predominantly used as a feminine name. It is derived from the Spanish name Guadalupe, which is traditionally associated with females.

6. What cultural or historical associations are linked to the name “Lupita”?

The name Lupita is linked to cultural and historical associations tied to the Spanish title “Guadalupe.” This title is closely connected to the Virgin Mary, known as “Our Lady of Guadalupe.” The name Guadalupe itself originated from a Spanish place name, which has Arabic origins meaning ‘valley’ or ‘river.’ There is a possibility that it also combines with the Latin word for ‘wolf.’ In the 16th century, there were reports of an apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe to a native Mexican man, and she is now revered as the patron saint of the Americas.


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