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

The name Lourdes is a girl's name of Basque origin meaning "craggy slope". Lourdes and is often added to lists like Good Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop you least favourite (girls with middles)".

From the experts:

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 Ann Kananimanu Estores, American model
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, American radio journalist
Lourdes María Chacón, Puerto Rican actress and singer
Lourdes Grobet, Mexican photographer
Lourdes Cirlot, Spanish art historian
Lourdes Hernández aka Russian Red, Spanish singer-songwriter
Lourdes Virginia "Lovi" Moran Poe, Filipina actress
Lourdes Portillo, Mexican-American filmmaker
(Bernardita de) Lourdes Pérez, Puerto Rican singer
Maria de Lourdes Villiers "Mia" Farrow, American actress
Maria de Lourdes Ruivo da Silva de Matos Pintasilgo, 108th Prime Minister of Portugal
Maria de Lourdes Pereira dos Santos Van-Dúnem, Angolan singer
María de Lourdes Rojo, Mexican actress and politician
Maria Lourdes Aranal Sereno, 24th Chief Justice of the Philippines
Lourdes Maria "Lola" Ciccone Leon (b. 1996), daughter of singer Madonna
Lourdes María Alomar (b. 2014), daughter of baseball player Roberto Alomar
Lana Lourdes Rupić (b. 2006), daughter of actor Goran Višnjić and Mirela Rupić
Lourdes Yunielki Gourriel, Cuban male baseball player

Pop Culture References for the name Lourdes

Lourdes, character on TV's "Falling Skies"
Lourdes Lucero aka La Encantadora, character in Superman comics
Jessica Lourdes Pearson, character on TV's "Suits"
Porsche Jane Lourdes McQueen, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Pronounced as: 'LORE'd' {Fr}, 'LORE'dz' {Eng} 'LORE-dess' {Sp}

Lourdette, Lordes

Lourdes's International Variations

Lurdes, Lourdecita, Lourdetta (Spanish)