Esperanza

First Name
19k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Esperanza

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

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

Notable Persons Named Esperanza

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 was given the name Esperanza Gómez Silva on May 13th, 1983 in Belalcázar, Caldas, Colombia.

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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 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 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 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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Notable Persons With the Last Name Esperanza

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 was born on August 17th, 1960 in Madrid.

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How popular is the baby name Esperanza in the U.S.?

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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 498 498 0
2001 455 455 0
2002 428 423 5
2003 395 395 0
2004 349 349 0
2005 361 361 0
2006 421 421 0
2007 351 351 0
2008 277 277 0
2009 277 277 0
2010 271 271 0
2011 296 296 0
2012 238 238 0
2013 247 247 0
2014 258 258 0
2015 296 296 0
2016 264 264 0

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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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Fun Facts about the name Esperanza

  • How Popular is the name Esperanza? Esperanza is the 1,722nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Esperanza was the 21,811th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Esperanza have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,600 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 498 babies.
  • Random Esperanza Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Esperanza ranks 69th 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 2005.
  • 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 Asnpraeez. 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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  • 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).
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