What does Hope mean?
Hope /hope/ [1 syll.] as a girls' 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.
Related girl name: Verity.
Hope▲ has 34 relations 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.Kreatif forms: Hahope, Hepe, Hopeha. [more]
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 popularity 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 last year), Faye (#908), Fae, Fay, Cherry, Charissa, Charisse, Charity, Cherri and Carissa are the prominent varying forms of Hope (#231 last year) ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.2817%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.1618%, down 42.6%), with versions like Carissa, Charity, Cherry, Fay and Fae falling out of fashion. Hope (#231) and Faith (#81) are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names among these, and there is a resurgence in baby name popularity for Faith. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Hope and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Hebe. This name tends to be less commonly used than Hope.