What does Hope mean?
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.Kreatif forms:
(female) Hape, Hose, ..
(male) Hole, Holey, ..
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)
Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Hope for girls. Hope reached its apex rank of #144 in the U.S. in 1999, and is at #231 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Faith (#81 from recent data), Faye (#908), Charity (#1057) 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 (#855, down 36%).