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What does Lourdes mean?

Lourdes Pronunciation of Lourdes 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH healing (life), virgin, young, saint


VARIANTS Lourdecita, Lourdetta, Lourdette, Lurdes



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How popular is Lourdes?

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 (#115489 out of 150436, Top 77%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Lourdes was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #559 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lourdes name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lourdes outside U.S.

Which version is better?

The only other prominent related form of Lourdes ranked in the Top 2000 is Bernadette (#1268 A YEAR AGO). These relations of Lourdes were at the apex of their popularity in the 1960s (AVERAGE #416) and are now much less conventional, with versions such as Lourdes becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lourdes, Bernadette in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lourdes and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Laure, Laureen, Laurel, Lauren, Laurie, Lauriel, Laurnea (see Laura), Loire, Loree, Loreen, Lorel, Loren, Lorey, Lorie, Loriel, Loris, Lorne, Lorrae, Lorree, Lorren, Lorrie and Louise. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lourdes.