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pinWhat 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.

Hope has 3 more relations via Charity, Faith: Fae, Faye and Fe.

Kreatif forms: Hepe, Holpe, Horpe. [more]

pinHow 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)

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

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

Faith (#81 from recent data), Faye (#908), Charity and Fae are the prominent varying forms of Hope (#231 from recent data) ranked in the Top 1000. These forms of Hope were popular as birth names in the year 2000 (median #533) and are almost as common today (#644, down 24%). Faith has generally been popular among parents, though Hope has become trendy as well over time, while Charity, Fae and Faye are now somewhat dated. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Hope and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hope, Charity, Fae, Faith, Faye in U.S.

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

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A suggested similar baby name is Hebe. This name tends to be less commonly used than Hope.