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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Esperance

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  • According to a user from Rwanda, the name Esperance is of French origin and means "Hope".
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Esperance is of French origin and means "Loud".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Es"pe*rance

Etymology: F. espérance, fr. L. sperans, p. pr. of sperare to hope


From Middle French esperance (compare modern French espérance).

  1. (obsolete) Expectation, hope.

esperance was also found in the following language(s): Middle French, Old French, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Esperance

Espérance Langlois was a painter and printmaker. Espérance was born on October 19th, 1805 in Pont-de-l'Arche. She left this life on December 4th, 1864.


Esperance Harold is an athlete for the America FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Esperance

Mme. was born on November 20th, 1855. Mme. is also known as Hope and Elizabeth (real name). She breathed her last breath on July 20th, 1919.


Evani Esperance is an athlete for the S.V. Voorwaarts.


Stéphane Espérance is an athlete for the FC Avirons.


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Popularity of Esperance as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Esperance U.S.
  White 13.17% 64.26%
  African American 77.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.24% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.80% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Esperance

People with the last name Esperance are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Esperance

  • How Popular is the name Esperance? Esperance is the 76,551st most popular name of all time. As a last name Esperance was the 57,101st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Esperance have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10 babies born with the first name Esperance in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Esperance? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Esperance first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Esperance is Saturday, September 9th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Esperance born? The highest recorded use of the first name Esperance was in 1918 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Esperance: Your name in reverse order is Ecnarepse. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Speraenec. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Esperance? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 357 people with the last name Esperance.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Esperance? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Esperance as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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