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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. Baby names that sound like Hope are Hebe and Happy. Other similar baby names are Holle, Honey and Lupe.
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Popularity of Hope
Hope is a very popular first name for women (#427 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1800 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Hope compared with similar and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Hope only.