Hope name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: English and Old English
Usage: English, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Hope h(ope)
Meaning: Hope, Trust, Faith and Belief
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What does Hope mean?

Of Old English and English origin, Admired and Enduring Hope is substantially used in Finnish, Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish, Hope means "Hope, Trust, Faith or Belief" is used as a gender insensitive name.

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How do I pronounce Hope?

The proper pronunciation of two syllabled Hope is h(ope). ho-pe is the different way(s) to pronounce the name.

Variants of Hope

Esperanza, Sperantia, Hopemarie, Espe

Nicknames for Hope

Given name Hope is already a short name, but some possible candidates include:

Names that rhyme with Hope

How popular is the name Hope?

Hope is a popular name in United States given to over 89345 babies in 205 years. At present the moniker is on a rise, in 1999, 2321 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 143rd position.

In addition to that, the first name has been in the top 500 baby names an amazing 114 times Hope is a common name in England and Wales given to over 7165 babies in 30 years.

Recently the moniker is on a rise, in 2013, 416 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 134th position.

In France, Hope is a unique name where it has been in use since 2005 and has secured the place in top 2000 names.

Recently in 2018, it ranked 1051st when 40 girls were named Hope. Over 230 babies in France have been named Hope. Also, in Belgium, the name has been in use since 2002 and has secured the place in top 400 names.

Recently in 2018, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 313 on girl names chart when 33 babies were named Hope. There are over 203 babies that have been given the name Hope in Belgium.

Hope is an uncommon baby name in Ireland, in use since 2000, peaked in 2003 when it ranked 233rd. There are over 182 babies that have been given the name Hope in Ireland.

However things change on global perspective, Hope is extremely popular in Nigeria where every 1 in 2000 have the name. Also the baby name is popular in Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, Ghana and Kenya.

According to our evaluation, over 290000 babies have been named Hope globally.

View more ▾View full list ▾[1] Source: Social Security Administration


Hope in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Hope?

Working on spiritual growth is what makes you happy and fulfilled. Don't hang out with someone just to hang out with someone. No one dares to say bad things about you. You live too little in your present and too much in your past and future. Set up a positive mindset already and start figuring things out. Work now and enjoy later. You are a jealous and passionate lover. Challenges don't scare you but on the contrary, they make you feel alive.

You would love these names similar to Hope

  •  Huey - Of Germanic origin, Admired and Ceaseless Huey means "Bright in Mind or Spirit or Bright Mind" used as a unisex name is prevalently used in English. In baby boy names list, well-liked Huey was spotted at 450th position in 1938 in United States
  •  Kelli - Noteworthy Kelli is used largely in English, Kelli means "Church or Monastery". Its origin is in Old Irish and Celtic is given to both genders
  •  Milani - Widespread girl name Milani means "The Black or The Dark", rooted from Slavonic and Old Greek is used in Tamil and English
  •  Alani - Origin of Prominent Alani is in Hawaii, Celtic and Hawaiian is used as a gender insensitive name, meaning of Alani is "Orange" is dominantly used in Hawaiian and English
  •  Adolphus - Unfading and Widely Accepted Adolphus is used principally in Latinized, Scandinavian and French, Adolphus means "Noble or Honorable" given to baby boys has its origin in Old High German and Germanic

Middle names for Hope

We've compiled a list of the well-received and familiar middle names for Hope below.

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Sibling Names for Hope

Choosing a name for your newborn can be an exciting yet challenging task. If you have decided to name your baby girl "Hope," we've got you covered with a list of sibling names that will complement her name perfectly. Here are some unique and beautiful sibling names to consider for your little bundle of joy.

Sister for Hope

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Famous people named Hope

  • Hope Mirrlees, British translator, poet and novelist
  • Hope Garber, Canadian-born actress and singer
  • Hope Larson, American illustrator and cartoonist
  • Hope Aldrich Rockefeller, American newspaper publisher
  • Hope Hines, was formerly the Sports Director at WTVF
  • Hope Morgan Ward, bishop of the United Methodist Church
  • Hope Rippey,
  • Hope Lange, American film, stage, and television actress
  • Hope Cooke, American
  • Hope of the States, were an English post rock-influenced indie band
  • Hope Davis, American actress
  • Hope Emerson, American actress
  • Hope Sandoval, American singer-songwriter
  • Hope Powell, English former international footballer and women's first-team manager of Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Hope Partlow, American pop singer from Drummonds, Tennessee
  • Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions, independent alternative/dream pop band composed of Hope Sandoval
  • Hope Stevens, lawyer, political activist
  • Hope Hampton, American silent motion picture actress and producer
  • Hope Clarke, American actress, dancer, vocalist, choreographer
  • Hope Summers, American character actress
  • Hope Solo, American soccer goalkeeper
  • Hope in Ghosts, post-rock or indie rock project of Ted Flynn
  • Hope Holiday, American actress
  • Hope Portocarrero, First Lady of Nicaragua
  • Hope Jones in Inanity as Actress
  • Hopeann Hintz in Sweet Talk as Actress
  • Actor Hope Marie Carlton, known for movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
  • In 1996, Hope Kelley played the role of DEA Agent Sheila Ryan in comedy flick Misfit Patrol.
  • Hope Kramer, from 1946 horror film The Flying Serpent, who portrayed Mary Forbes.
  • In 1929 comedy and drama film, The Talk of Hollywood, Hope Sutherland portrayed Ruth Ginsburg.
  • Hope Ward characterized the role of Danitra in drama film Hawks Ridge.
  • In 2002, Hope Stevenson played the role of Confused Student in comedy, drama movie Film School Confidential.

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  1. Social Security Administration, https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/index.html
  2. Office for National Statistics, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh, https://visual.cso.ie/?body=entity/babynames
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/2540004
  5. Sociale Verzekeringsbank, https://statbel.fgov.be/en/themes/population/family-names-and-first-names/first-names-boys-and-girls
  6. Sociale Verzekeringsbank, https://www.svb.nl/nl/kindernamen/
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