Guide to New Orleans Street Names

If you are visiting New Orleans- or even if you’ve moved here- one of the most confusing and frustrating problems you will run across is our street names.

Here’s a guide to pronouncing many of them. See?  We told you we are weird!

Royal StAudubon – AW duh bin / aw doo BON
Baronne – buh ROHN / BA ron
Belle Chasse – bel chays / bel shas
Burgundy – bur GUN dee / BUR gun dee
Burthe – byoot / BUHR thee
Cadiz – KAY dis / ka DEEZ
Calliope – KA lee ohp / kuh LY uh pee
Carondelet – kuh RON duh let / kah ron deh LAY
Chartres – CHAR turz / SHAR truhz
Chef Menteur – shef men TUHR / shef MEN tuhr
Conti – KAWN ty / kawn TEE
Delachaise – DEH luh chays / deh luh SHEHZ
Dorgenois DOR jin wah / dor gen OYZ
Dryades – dry yadz / dry aydz
Dufossat – duh FAW sit / doo foh SAT
Dupre – DOO pray / doo PREE
Eleonore – eh LEE yon or / EH len or
Esplanade – ESS plin ayd / ess plan AHD
Fontainebleau – FOWN tin bloo / fawn tan BLOH
Fortier – FOR chay / for tee AY
Foucher – FU shur / FOW chuhr
Freret – fuh RET / FREH ret
Gentilly – jen TIL lee / jen til LEE
Gravier – GRAV yuhr / GRAY vee uhr
Iberville – EYE buhr vil / IB uhr vil
Jena – JEH nuh / JEE nuh
Joliet – JAWL yet / joh lee ET
Kerlerec – KEL uh rik / kuhr LEH rek
Lafayette – LA fi YET / lah fah YET
Leonidas – lee AHN dis / lee oh NY duhs
Marigny – MEH rin ni / Ma RIG nee
Mazant – MAY zant / mah ZANT
Melpomene – MEL puh meen / mel PAW muh nee
Milan – MY lin / mee LAHN
Millaudon – mil LAW din / MIL law dawn
Mirabeau – MI ruh boo / mi RAH boh
Miro – MEE roh / MY roh
Orleans – oar LEENZ/ OR lee uhnz
Pauger – PAW guhr / PAW juhr
Peniston – PEN is tuhn / ehem…
Perrier – PEH ree yuhr / peh ree YAY
Pontchartrain – PON chah trayn / pon CHAR trayn
Prieur – PREE uhr / PRY uhr
Prytania – pri TAN yuh / pry tan EE yah
Rendon -REN din / ren DON
Salcedo – sal SEE doh / SAL seh DOH
St. Anthony – saynt ANT nee / saynt AN thuh nee
St. Roch – saynt RAWK / saynt ROHCH
Tchoupitoulas – chaw pi TOO lis / ???
Thalia – THAY lyuh / THA lee uh
Toulouse – TOO loos / too LOOS
Villere – VIL uh ree / vil LEHR