Sahuayo de Morelos is a city in the state of Michoacán de Ocampo, located in the center-west of Mexico. Sahuayo is the head of the municipality of Sahuayo. Its name comes from the Nahuatl tzacuatlayotl, which means 'vessel shaped like a turtle'. Specifically, it comes from the union of the tzacuatl particles 'vessel' and ayotl 'turtle'. It is the birthplace of the actress and dancer Lilia Prado.