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Gender: surname
Pronunciation: LOH-pez
Meaning: son of Lope
Related Names: Lobato, Lobez, Lobo, Lope, Lopes, Lóbez, Wolf

Length: 5 Gender: {{#if surname



Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: lopez Origin: Spanish,, Meaning (no case): son of lope



Lopez means “son of Lope.”[1] The name Lope means wolf, and derives from the Latin “lupus.”[1] Lope is a very rare name in modern times, but it was common during the Medieval era.[1] Lopez comes from Spain and may be traced back to Visigoth times.[1] The Portuguese version is Lopes.[1]


Lopez is one of the most common Spanish surnames.[1] In the United States, Lopez ranks as the 32nd most common surname. The highest concentration of people with the last name Lopez is in California, followed by Texas, Florida, New York and Arizona.[1] Within California, it is the 4th most common surname.[1]

In Argentina, Lopez ranks as the 5th most common surname.[1] In France, it ranks at number 47.[1]


  • Lopez may be spelled with an accent over the “o”: López.
  • Many of the people with the last name Lopez came to the United States from Spain. Others arrived via Cuba and Mexico.[1]
  • There were 95 people with the name Lopez who served on the Confederate side of the Civil War, and 201 who served on the Union side.[1]


  • Lopez, Cauca, Colombia
  • Lopez, Quezon, Phillipines
  • Lopez, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Lopez Island: Washington State
  • U.S v. Lopez: famous court case about gun laws



Author: Sarena Emily Levinson

Facts about LopezRDF feed
Gender surname  +
Length 5  +
Meaning son of Lope  +
Meaningnc son of lope  +
Name lopez  +
Origin Spanish  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation LOH-pez  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Lobato  +, Lobez  +, Lobo  +, Lope  +, Lopes  +, Lóbez  +, and Wolf  +
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