Meaning and Origin of Guadalupe - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Guadalupe

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • Spanish : River of black stones

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Arabic : Wolf valley

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Spanish : from the female personal name Guadalupe, a Marian name derived from the place so named in Cáceres province. The place name is named as ‘the valley of the wolves’, from Arabic wādī ‘valley’, ‘riverbed’ + Latin lupi ‘wolves’. Guadalupe is the site of a Hieronymite convent founded in the 14th century, which possesses a famous image of the Virgin Mary. In some cases, the surname may have arisen as a habitational name from the same place