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What does Esperance mean?

Esperance Pronunciation of Esperance [es-per-ance] as a name for girls is of Spanish, Old English and Italian origin, and the name Esperance means "hope; expectation; belief". Esperance is a variant form of Esperanza (Spanish): one of the three virtues. Esperance is also a French form of Hope (Old English). Esperance is also used as a derivative of Speranza (Italian).

Associated with: old english, hope.


2 different relations via Esperanza, Hope, Speranza: Esperantia and Speranca.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Esperance Nora (E.N.), ..

How popular is Esperance?

Esperance is a rare first name for females but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#88083 out of 150436, Top 59%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Hope (#231 last year) and Esperanza (#926) are the popular related forms of Esperance (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these relations of Esperance was widespread 15 years ago (average #337) and is somewhat lower today (#578, 37%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Esperanza, Hope in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Beranice, Beranyce, Elegance, Emerant, Emeraude, Esmeralda, Esmiralde (see Esmeralda), Essence, Estefani, Estefania, Estefany, Estephanie, Estera, Florance, Florrance, France and Temperance. These names tend to be more frequently used than Esperance.

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