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Origin: Anglo Saxon
Meaning: Optimistic

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Hope

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Hope in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Hope:

  • Records indicate that 80,382 girls in the United States have been named Hope since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2000, when 2,316 people in the U.S. were given the name Hope. Those people are now 20 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      15 Positive Comments

  • "My daughter's name is Hope and everyone who meets her says oh I love that name and it's perfect for her. It's a family name but I would have chosen it even if it weren't because it's so lovely. It just makes me smile." Jul. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hope. "Hope the dope the big bar of soap." All the lines people would give me as well, "I `Hope` I do good on my test today,` would drive me crazy. I can still hear the song in my head to this day. I hated it as a child. My name rhymed with everything. Now I love it! I tell people my name today and some still look at me with disbelief and ask "really?" Now that I am older I would not change it for the world. I love it so much, I am going to name my daughter Nadia. It is just anohter form of "Hope"." Jan. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hope and like the rest of us I hated it when I was in school it rhymed with everything. But I have probably have the same amount of compliments on it and now that I'm an adult I completely LOVE it." Nov. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hope Ashley and I love it. It's SOOO funny reading all these responses because in grade school people would always make up songs saying, " Hope the dope ate soap on a rope." Or "I hope you have a nice day, Hope!" Looks like all of us Hope's heard the same thing! Lol Now that I'm older I really like it though :)" Oct. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hope and I love it! I always get compliments on it and it is unique. I have a very fitting middle name as well... My name is Hope Ashley... I would recommend it for anyone looking for a name! :-)" Jul. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hope and I found that when I was little a lot of people would make incredibly lame jokes (that were funny back then, of course) about my name, such as saying things like 'Hello Hope, I hope you're okay today' which I found very annoying. However, I've since grown to love my name and now I have no problems with it what so ever." Apr. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my oldest daughter Hope Noelle. She seems to like it. I love her name." Nov. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Such a beautiful name. If I have another girl, I definitely want to name her Hope, either as a first or middle name." Mar. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my Bitty Twin (doll) Laureen Hope, for she looks like she will brighten everyones day and will always look on the brighter side of things. Because of her Hope she will become succsesful. I think the Name Fits her swellingly!" Dec. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of my best friend's name is Hope, and it fits her perfectly. She always seems to have a smile on her face, and she looks ahead to what good will come int the future; she never holds on to the past. She can always see the bright side of things. I also think that it's just really pretty." Feb. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rebecah Hope is the name of my daughter and I named her this so that she will never be without hope in a world that so ofte can seem hopeless." May. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "One time in first grade a girl made a poem for me: Hope the dope, she eats bars of soap. Bubbles here, bubbles there, bubbles in her underwear. Now I am in sixth grade an i still remember that day. I love my name because it is different. I rarely hear of anyone with the name Hope. I often hear from people how they think my name is lovely." May. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hope is my name and I love that there are not so many people named that." Dec. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hope Elizabeth is the name given to my youngest of 3 daughters. It is a beautiful, classic, feminine name. I love it!" Aug. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Hope, I think that it is just popular enough not to be weird." Jun. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Allison Hope, and I go by Hope. Of course I heard the "Hope" jokes in my life, and "Hope Floats" and all that.....but I love my name, I think it is beautiful and pretty unique, at least to my area. I don't know many other Hopes, only about 2 others." May. 14, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hope and I'm 12.I love my name because a lot of people say it suits me and I get a lot of compliments.One expierience i will never forgt is when i did a book club at school and i read the book "Esperanza Rising" and my mom told me that Esperanza means Hope in Spanish.Some times i wish i had a different name because people like relatives or close friends call me 'Hopey Dopey' or 'Hope the dope' or they say stuff like "Hey Hope, I really 'Hope' you do well on your test" Dec. 29, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I always thought if I have twin girls, they will be named Faith and Hope." Mar. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Hope and I love it. I think it's a really classy name, very uncommon where I live and just makes me even more memorable. My dad gave me the middle name Elizabeth just in case I wanted something a bit more traditional further down the track, but I don't think I need it. Thanks Mum and Dad :)" Aug. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have friends who are twins called Hope and Skye (Skye's older by a minute). I always say Skye is high and Hope smokes dope or I Hope to see the Skye. Morgan xx" Jan. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter's name is Ella Hope. It means Trusting,Understanding Heart. It speaks to me of warmness in a very cold world." Mar. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This was my sister's name and we used to call her Hope Dope ate Soap on a Rope!" Mar. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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