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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. Goo-Pee  [key]

Meaning & History

nickname for someone with red hair or for a cunning person from Old French goupil "fox" Late Latin vulpiculus a diminutive of classical Latin vulpes a distant cognate of Wolf . This was replaced as a vocabulary word during the Middle Ages by Renard originally a personal name.
Added 3/7/2023 by Paradiso36
Edited 10/31/2023 by Paradiso36