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Gender: F Pronunciation: LURE-days Meaning of Lourdes: "craggy slope" Origin of Lourdes: Basque

This name of the French town where a young peasant girl had a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1858 vaulted into the spotlight when Madonna chose it for her daughter, but few other families except for devout Roman Catholics have followed her lead (any more than they've used Rocco for their sons).

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Famous People Named Lourdes

Lourdes Benedicto, American actress
Lourdes "Lola" Maria Ciccone Leon, teen daughter of Madonna
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, correspondent with National Public Radio
Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow, birth name of actress Mia Farrow

Pop Culture References for the Name Lourdes

Jessica Lourdes Pearson, from the TV series "Suits"
Lourdes, played by Seychelle Gabriel in TNT show "Falling Skies"
Pronounced as: 'LORE'd' {Fr}, 'LORE'dz' {Eng} 'LORE-dess' {Sp}

Lordes, Lourdette

Lourdes's International Variations

Lurdes, Lourdecita, Lourdetta (Spanish)

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