[ 1 syll. ho-pe, hop-e ] The baby girl name Hope is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced as HHaaP- †.
1: Hope has its origins in the English language and it is also used largely in English. It is from hope ; hopa which means 'hope'. The name is derived from the common English word, which is itself from the Old English hopa. It is often associated with the Christian expectation of the return of Jesus and eternal life. The name was consequently adopted by English Puritans after the Reformation, along with other 'virtue' names. Faith, Charity and Hope, known as the three Christian virtues, have sometimes been used as names for triplets.
Forms of the name include the French Esperance, the Spanish Esperanza, the English Hopi, and the English Hopie.
2: Hope's origin is Old English. It is from the word hop with the meaning 'enclosed valley'. The first name has occasionally been derived from the English surname, which is itself of the Old English dialect term 'hop'.
See also the related form, the English, French, German, Italian, Russian, African, Arabic, and Swahili Nadia.
See also the related categories, eternal (god), life, puritans, jesus, english, word (element), virtue (goodness), and faith (church).
Hope is a popular baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1900s up to the 2000s. At the peak of its usage in 2000, 0.116% of baby girls were named Hope. It was #146 in rank then. The baby name has dropped in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #255 with a usage of 0.069%, but it was nevertheless the most popular out of all girl names in its family. Hope was used 63% more than the 2nd most popular name, Nadia, in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Hope include Hop, Haf, Hap, Hav, Habbae, Habbai, Habbay, Habbaye, Haifa, Happi, Happie, Happy, Havi, Hayfa, Hebe, Hebee, Hebi, Heby, Heebe, and Heebee.
† Pronunciation for Hope: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; P as in "pea (P.IY)"