What does Hope mean?
Hope [hope] as a girls' name is pronounced hope. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Hope is "expectation; belief". From hopa. One of three names/qualities (Faith, Hope, Charity) described in the Bible at I Corinthians 13:13; was favored for sisters by Puritans and Catholics. A legendary trio with the names were the daughters of Saint Sophia, whose name means "wisdom". Actress Hope Lange.
Hope has 1 variant: Esperance.
Related girl name: Verity.Creative forms:
(female) Hape, Hose, ..
(male) Hole, Holey, .. Middle name pairings:
Hope Hannah (H.H.), ..
How popular is Hope?
Hope is a very prominent first name for women (#427 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1988 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Hope reached its apex rank of #144 in the U.S. in 1999, and is at #231 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related girl names. Faith (#91 from recent data), Faye (#928), Charity (#1218) and Fae are the prominent varying forms of Hope (#231 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Hope were popular as birth names a decade ago (median #884) and are somewhat less conventional today (#893, down 41%).
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Hebe, Hege, Holde (see Holda), Holle, Honey, Honie and Lupe▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hope.See names in meaning and etymology.