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Esperanza

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1903 6 6 0
1905 6 6 0
1906 5 5 0
1907 9 9 0
1908 12 12 0
1909 7 7 0
1910 13 13 0
1911 14 14 0
1912 20 20 0
1913 30 30 0
1914 40 40 0
1915 54 54 0
1916 50 50 0
1917 62 62 0
1918 75 75 0
1919 96 96 0
1920 115 115 0
1921 115 115 0
1922 112 112 0
1923 161 156 5
1924 174 174 0
1925 184 184 0
1926 207 202 5
1927 190 190 0
1928 233 228 5
1929 219 219 0
1930 169 169 0
1931 174 169 5
1932 143 143 0
1933 138 138 0
1934 153 153 0
1935 124 124 0
1936 139 139 0
1937 111 111 0
1938 124 124 0
1939 115 115 0
1940 147 147 0
1941 115 115 0
1942 137 137 0
1943 145 145 0
1944 164 164 0
1945 179 179 0
1946 179 179 0
1947 184 184 0
1948 199 199 0
1949 153 153 0
1950 167 167 0
1951 177 177 0
1952 166 166 0
1953 167 167 0
1954 160 160 0
1955 144 144 0
1956 103 103 0
1957 152 152 0
1958 120 120 0
1959 144 144 0
1960 136 136 0
1961 133 133 0
1962 140 140 0
1963 115 115 0
1964 146 146 0
1965 120 120 0
1966 103 103 0
1967 118 118 0
1968 99 99 0
1969 121 121 0
1970 103 103 0
1971 109 109 0
1972 132 132 0
1973 125 125 0
1974 148 148 0
1975 134 134 0
1976 129 129 0
1977 129 129 0
1978 148 148 0
1979 159 159 0
1980 138 138 0
1981 168 163 5
1982 150 150 0
1983 125 125 0
1984 122 122 0
1985 115 110 5
1986 117 117 0
1987 132 132 0
1988 112 112 0
1989 132 132 0
1990 158 158 0
1991 163 163 0
1992 144 144 0
1993 176 176 0
1994 182 182 0
1995 213 213 0
1996 289 289 0
1997 316 316 0
1998 316 316 0
1999 402 402 0
2000 497 497 0
2001 454 454 0
2002 428 423 5
2003 395 395 0
2004 349 349 0
2005 361 361 0
2006 420 420 0
2007 350 350 0
2008 277 277 0
2009 276 276 0
2010 271 271 0
2011 296 296 0
2012 238 238 0
2013 247 247 0
2014 258 258 0
2015 293 293 0

Fun Facts about the name Esperanza

  • How many people with the first name Esperanza have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,328 babies born with the first name Esperanza in the United States. That's more than enough people named Esperanza to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Esperanza? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1903 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Esperanza first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Esperanza is Wednesday, August 11th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Esperanza born? The highest recorded use of the first name Esperanza was in 2000 with a total of 497 babies.
  • Random Esperanza Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Esperanza ranks 80th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 28 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Esperanza: Your name in reverse order is Aznarepse. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aaneepszr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Esperanza? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,192 people with the last name Esperanza.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Esperanza? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Esperanza as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Esperanza as a first name

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Popularity of Esperanza as a last name

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Common last names for Esperanza

  • Rodriguez
  • Garcia
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Lopez
  • Hernandez
  • Perez
  • Diaz
  • Sanchez
  • Rivera
  • Flores
  • Ramirez
  • Fernandez
  • Torres
  • Gomez
  • Reyes
  • Alvarez
  • Moreno
  • Ortiz

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Esperanza U.S.
  White 6.54% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 27.18% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 62.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Esperanza

People with the last name Esperanza are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Esperanza" mean? The list below shows the origins of Esperanza as well as things modernly associated with the name Esperanza such as celebrities named Esperanza.

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Origin and Meaning of Esperanza

The name "Esperanza" is of Spanish origin, and it means "Hope". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary
  1. A female given name, taken from Spanish esperanza.

Notable Persons With the Name Esperanza

Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding is a jazz, jazz fusion, bossa nova, neo soul, rhythm, and blues musician. She has been prominent since 2000. Esperanza was given the name Esperanza Emily Spalding on October 18th, 1984 in Portland, Oregon, United States.

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Esperanza Gomez

Esperanza Gomez is a famous person. Esperanza was given the name Esperanza Gómez Silva on May 13th, 1983 in Belalcázar, Caldas, Colombia.

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Esperanza Baur Díaz

Esperanza Baur Díaz was an actor. Esperanza was given the name Esperanza Díaz Ceballos in 1924 in Mexico City. She breathed her last breath on March 11th, 1961.

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Zsa Zsa Padilla

Zsa Zsa Padilla is a music of the philippines, pop music, and adult contemporary music singing and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1978. Zsa was given the name Esperanza Padilla on May 28th, 1964.

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Esperanza Aguirre

Esperanza Aguirre is a 3rd President of Madrid, President of the Senate, Minister of Education, Culture, Sport, President of the Spanish Senate, Ministry of Education, and Sport (Spain). Esperanza was given the name Esperanza Aguirre y Gil de Biedma on January 3rd, 1952 in Madrid.

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Esperanza Limjap-Osmeña

Esperanza Limjap-Osmeña was an office holder. Esperanza was born on December 18th, 1894 in San Miguel, Manila. She left this life on April 4th, 1978.

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  • Esperanza Cabral
    (Secretary of Health)
  • Esperanza Roy
    (influential person)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Esperanza

Princess Maria de la Esperanza

Princess Maria de la Esperanza was a leading somebody. She holds the title Princess of Orléans-Braganza. Princess was born as the child of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and Princess Louise of Orléans on June 14th, 1914 in Madrid. She breathed her last breath on August 8th, 2005.

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Jesús Esperanza

Jesús Esperanza is a famed human. Jesús was born on August 17th, 1960 in Madrid.

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What does the name Esperanza mean?

Eis for easy going, no ruffles here.

Sis for special, you are, you know!

Pis for pride, strong and alive!

Eis for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Ris for righteous, you know when you're right.

Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

Nis for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

Zis for zeal, your zest for life.

Ais for adorable, how precious

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Sources: 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). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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