What does Esperanza mean?
Esperanza \e-speran-za, es-pera-nza\ as a girls' name is pronounced ess-per-AHN-zah. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Esperanza is "hope". One of the three virtues. See also Faith and Charity.
Esperanza▼ has 34 more alternative forms via Charity, Faith: Caridad, Caridade, Carissa▼, Carita, Chairity, Chareese, Charidy, Chariety, Charis, Charissa, Charisse, Charita, Charitee, Charitey, Chariti, Charitye, Chariza, Charty, Chattie, Cherit, Cherri, Cherry▼, Fae▼, Faithe, Fay▼, Faye▼, Fayth, Faythe, Fe, Karita, Sharitee, Sharitey, Sharity and Sharitye.
Esperanza is a very prominent first name for females (#590 out of 4276, Top 14%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#24432 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Esperanza for girls. Esperanza entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #476 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Esperanza and corresponding names. Faith (#81 last year), Faye (#908), Fae, Fay, Cherry, Charissa, Charisse, Charity, Cherri and Carissa are the prominent related forms of Esperanza appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.2769%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.0919%, down 66.8%), with versions such as Carissa, Charity, Esperanza, Fae and Fay becoming somewhat dated. Faith (#81) is the most fashionable baby name in this list, and there is a rekindling in baby name popularity for this name. (2014 Birth Statistics)