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Madonna´s daughter is called Lourdes Maria.
-- Destry  4/15/2005
Can also be pronounced Lor-dayce or Lor-dess.
-- iamkristen  11/19/2005
I very much like this name! And I would consider using it someday. I also like the pronunciation "Lordz".
-- Pheadirean  6/4/2006
This is my mom's name, and I really like it. She is very very nice, and I love her.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2006
Even though Lourdes should be pronounced "LUWRD", I have only heard it pronounced "LUWR-dess".
-- swisssugar  1/21/2007
So the pronunciation is "LUWRDZ" (as in rhyming with "words")? I'd rather it be pronounced "LOR-dess", but oh well.
-- Lizard435  2/27/2007
If this is an English and Spanish name, why is it pronounced and spelled in French? Isn't it used in France, too?
-- Tango  3/2/2007
I do like this name, but I don't like it pronounced lords. I think it is much nicer lord-ess. However, if I were to name a kid that, I'd fear they'd be called lords, and it just reminds me too much of god.
-- roxhai  3/6/2007
The pet forms of this name are Luly (loo-lee) and Lula (loo-luh) which I think are beautiful.
-- michi_vane  3/13/2007
I really love this name. It has beautiful connotations of healing and miracles. I love Lola as a nickname for Lourdes, too.
-- out of the sky  11/2/2007
Actress Mia Farrow`s full name is Maria de Lourdes Villiers-Farrow.
-- Swiff  12/4/2007
When my French husband pronounces this famous place name he says, "Loord" with the lovely French gutteral "r" and the "es" left off. They do that a lot -- the French -- add a bunch of letters to words which they have absolutely no intention of saying! "Ils chantent" (they sing) sounds like, "il shant"! No lie!
-- leananshae  12/8/2007
The name is pronounced Loor dess. That is the way I pronounce my name, also the way Madonna pronounces her daughter's name and the way almost all the girls named Lourdes pronounce the name, it is a classic name.
-- Lourdes  12/12/2007
French (pl/f) for "heavy". Ouch. And yeah, the French pronunciation would be "lourd" (really round "O," guttural, "r").
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2007
I don't think it gives a very intelligent impression of people to name their daughter after a place known for religious lunatics who think they see the Virgin Mary or Jesus in trees, doors, pieces of bread, etc, and who think water from a specific place can produce miracles. It's not a very pretty name, and I would never use any name Madonna has used.
-- slight night shiver  4/28/2008
The comment of the above poster is the very most immature and ignorant one I read on BtN so far. It is sad that some people feel the need to push their intolerant views on others.
-- Swiff  5/5/2008
While originally I didn't realize this was a given name, once I learned my Spanish professor from Paraguay bore it it grew on me. Now I think it's a beautiful name for a girl.
-- JesseTheGirl  7/28/2008
This name was used by a female on the 1930 Censo México (Mexico Census).
-- JesseTheGirl  7/28/2008
Very pretty and unique. I only like it when pronounced LOR-DES.
-- Anonymous User  6/28/2010
When I first read Madonna's daughter's name, I immediately pronounced it (LAWRD-ess).
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2010
I love the name Lourdes, it's beautiful and unique. It runs in the family and hopefully I can keep it going.
-- nana1328  8/30/2010
-- Chrila96  1/17/2011
It's actually pretty now but only pronounced loor des. Lordz is still pretty ugly.
-- Chrila96  3/8/2011
Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon is the daughter of American singer Madonna.
-- Anonymous User  1/8/2012
The name Lourdes was given to exactly 100 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
What a tacky name. It's nothing special. It's just Lords but a different spelling.
Not fond of titles as names. Including like Princess, queen, queenie and all that garbage.
-- Anonymous User  8/13/2014

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