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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 2 variants: Esperance and Esperantia.

For more information, see also related girl names Peri and Speranza.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Esperanza name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carissa, Charissa, Charisse, Charity, Cherri, Cherry, Esperanza, Fae, Faith, Fay, Faye in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Faith, Faye outside U.S.