Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Loup m. Middle French loup from Old Provençal lop from Latin lupus 'wolf'.

The name of three early saints.

Some forms still show influence of Old French leu, lou.

Czech Republic
Latin
1349 Lupus (nom) chlumecky 105
France
Latin
657 Lupus (nom) CartYonne1 VI; 814 Lubus (nom) StVdM-II F20; 1138x62 Lupus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 75
Middle French
1392 Loup MemBret-II col. 600; 1587 Loup RTFProvins 166
Italy
Latin
827 Lupo (nom) FRA-XXXL 11; 960 lupo (nom) CDC-II CCXI; 1540 Lopez (gen) PNC 6
Portugal
Latin
1211 Lupus (nom) PHGCRP-I no. 6; 1217 Lopus (nom) ibid. no. 21; 1228 Lupi (gen) ibid. no. 14
Spain
Latin
1145 Lopez (gen) AnnOPraem-2 col. ccccxxvi; 1276 lupi (gen) CDGH XLVI
Catalan
1510 Lope valencia1510 3261
Spanish
1496 Lope olite1496 p.189; 1575 Lope Catalogo-5.2 3790; 1576 Lope ibid. 3953
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Loup". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Loup.