Lopez is a Spanish name of Patronymic origin. Lopez is derived from "son of Lope". Lope comes for the Spanish form of Lupus a Latin name meaning Wolf. The variant Lopes is usually found in Portugal. The fact that the Lopez Crest has 2 wolves on it alludes to the meaning of Lopez and this practice in heraldry is known as canting, where something on the shield alludes to the meaning of the name. There are approximately 600,000 bearers of the name Lopez in the United States today.
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