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Gender: F Origin of Lupita: Spanish, diminutive of Guadalupe, place name

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This lively pet name has recently been associated with Mexican-born Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o, acclaimed for her role in the 2013 film 12 Years a Slave.

The mother name Guadalupe, literally "valley of the wolves," relates to Our Lady of Guadalupe, revered in Latino culture as a protector of the Mexican people.

Famous People Named Lupita

Lupita Nyong'o, Kenyan-American, Oscar winning actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Lupita

Guadalupe "Lupita" Fernandez, character in Mexican Soap Opera, "Rebelde"