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