Meaning and Name Origin
Lourdes \lo(ur)-des\ as a girls' name is pronounced LOOR-des, LOORDZ. It is of French origin. Place name. Miracles of healing are attributed to the place in France where the Virgin Mary reportedly appeared in 1858 to a young girl, later honored as Saint Bernadette. Actress-singer Madonna chose the name for her first-born daughter. Ballerina Lourdes Lopez.
Lourdes▼ has 31 more related variations via Bernadette: Benadette, Bennie▼, Benny, Bera, Beradette, Berna, Bernadea, Bernadeena, Bernadene, Bernadet, Bernadett, Bernadetta, Bernadin, Bernadina, Bernadine▼, Bernadotte, Bernadyna, Bernaetta, Bernarda, Bernardette, Bernardina, Bernardine, Bernee, Bernessa, Berneta, Bernetta, Bernette, Bernie, Bernina, Bernita and Berny.
Lourdes is a very prominent first name for women (#549 out of 4276, Top 13%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#81845 out of 88799, Top 92%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Lourdes for girls. Lourdes was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #347 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lourdes and associated names. Prominent related forms of Lourdes ranked in the Top 1000 are Bernita, Bernardine, Bernadine, Bernadette and Bennie. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 and are now much less widespread, with the versions Lourdes, Bernadine, Bernadette and Bennie becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)