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Hope meaning and name origin
Hope \ho-pe\ as a girl's name is pronounced hope. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Hope is "expectation; belief". 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.
For more information, see also the related name Verity.
A suggested similar baby name is Hebe.
View a list of the 13 names that reference Hope.
Popularity of Hope
Hope is a very popular first name for females (#427 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1800 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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