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Hope

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 15 9 6
1881 7 7 0
1882 6 6 0
1883 17 17 0
1884 14 14 0
1885 20 20 0
1886 15 15 0
1887 16 16 0
1888 6 6 0
1889 18 18 0
1890 26 26 0
1891 26 26 0
1892 22 22 0
1893 35 35 0
1894 35 35 0
1895 39 39 0
1896 30 30 0
1897 29 29 0
1898 33 33 0
1899 18 18 0
1900 35 35 0
1901 31 31 0
1902 37 32 5
1903 47 47 0
1904 49 49 0
1905 36 36 0
1906 56 51 5
1907 49 49 0
1908 38 38 0
1909 61 61 0
1910 62 62 0
1911 73 67 6
1912 104 94 10
1913 113 104 9
1914 124 124 0
1915 220 210 10
1916 271 262 9
1917 304 295 9
1918 382 369 13
1919 345 333 12
1920 367 349 18
1921 379 361 18
1922 387 371 16
1923 380 368 12
1924 418 407 11
1925 353 339 14
1926 319 311 8
1927 346 338 8
1928 284 279 5
1929 253 253 0
1930 246 240 6
1931 201 193 8
1932 204 195 9
1933 207 207 0
1934 187 187 0
1935 171 162 9
1936 206 201 5
1937 234 227 7
1938 256 251 5
1939 229 224 5
1940 218 212 6
1941 241 233 8
1942 321 315 6
1943 303 295 8
1944 218 218 0
1945 215 215 0
1946 404 404 0
1947 413 405 8
1948 343 335 8
1949 382 376 6
1950 474 474 0
1951 473 468 5
1952 444 444 0
1953 456 456 0
1954 485 485 0
1955 551 551 0
1956 545 545 0
1957 443 443 0
1958 578 578 0
1959 563 563 0
1960 570 570 0
1961 512 512 0
1962 500 500 0
1963 587 587 0
1964 1,277 1,277 0
1965 1,158 1,153 5
1966 1,365 1,359 6
1967 972 967 5
1968 837 832 5
1969 990 980 10
1970 994 987 7
1971 1,465 1,456 9
1972 1,302 1,294 8
1973 951 951 0
1974 1,299 1,299 0
1975 1,214 1,208 6
1976 1,157 1,151 6
1977 1,027 1,019 8
1978 875 866 9
1979 793 786 7
1980 786 781 5
1981 651 651 0
1982 557 557 0
1983 510 503 7
1984 811 811 0
1985 908 908 0
1986 910 910 0
1987 808 808 0
1988 823 823 0
1989 877 872 5
1990 1,055 1,055 0
1991 1,052 1,052 0
1992 892 892 0
1993 955 955 0
1994 1,229 1,224 5
1995 1,533 1,527 6
1996 1,610 1,610 0
1997 1,770 1,770 0
1998 1,956 1,951 5
1999 2,269 2,263 6
2000 2,326 2,321 5
2001 2,179 2,179 0
2002 2,053 2,053 0
2003 1,906 1,897 9
2004 1,927 1,911 16
2005 1,893 1,887 6
2006 1,772 1,772 0
2007 1,681 1,681 0
2008 1,536 1,531 5
2009 1,432 1,427 5
2010 1,309 1,309 0
2011 1,386 1,386 0
2012 1,447 1,447 0
2013 1,387 1,387 0
2014 1,428 1,428 0
2015 1,428 1,423 5

Want to know about the popularity of the Hope baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 85,458 babies born with the name Hope in the United States. That's more than enough Hopes to occupy the territory of Isle of Man (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 84,497 (as of March 27, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 15 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Hope" was in 2000 with a total of 2,321 babies. (That's a lot of baby Hopes)

According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Hope" ranks #84 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 15 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1929. Across the entire United States a total of 253 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Hope

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Hope
Senses
  1. A sloping plain between mountain ridges.(Obs)
  2. A small bay; an inlet; a haven.(Scot)

Etymology: Cf. Icel. hōp a small bay or inlet

noun Hope
Senses
  1. A desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable; an expectation of something which is thought to be desirable; confidence; pleasing expectancy."The hypocrite's hope shall perish." [Job vii. 13.]"He wished, but not with hope." [Milton.]"New thoughts of God, new hopes of Heaven." [Keble.]
  2. One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good."The Lord will be the hope of his people." [Joel iii. 16.]"A young gentleman of great hopes, whose love of learning was highly commendable." [Macaulay.]
  3. That which is hoped for; an object of hope."Lavina is thine elder brother's hope." [Shak.]

Etymology: AS., akin to D. hoop hope, Sw. hopp, Dan. haab, MHG. hoffe. Hope in forlorn hope is different word. See Forlorn hope, under Forlorn

verb Hope
Senses
  1. To entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good, or of something welcome, with expectation of obtaining it or belief that it is obtainable; to expect; -- usually followed by for." Hopefor good success." [Jer. Taylor.]"But I will hope continually." [Ps. lxxi. 14.]
  2. To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; -- usually followed by in."I hopein thy word." [Ps. cxix. 81.]"Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God." [Ps. xlii. 11.]

Etymology: AS. hopian; akin to D. hopen, Sw. hoppan, Dan. haabe, G. hoffen. See 2nd Hope

verb Hope
Senses
  1. To desire with expectation or with belief in the possibility or prospect of obtaining; to look forward to as a thing desirable, with the expectation of obtaining it; to cherish hopes of."We hope no other from your majesty." [Shak.]"Charity hopeth all things." [1 Cor. xiii. 7.]
  2. To expect; to fear.(Obs)"I hopehe will be dead." [Chaucer.]

Note: Hope is often used colloquially regarding uncertainties, with no reference to the future. “I hope she takes me to be flesh and blood.”

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. One of the three Christian virtues
  2. Grounds for feeling hopeful about the future
  3. A specific instance of feeling hopeful ("it revived their hope of winning the pennant")
  4. The general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled ("in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope")
  5. Someone (or something) on which expectations are centered ("he was their best hope for a victory")
  6. United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)
  7. Intend with some possibility of fulfilment ("I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening")
  8. Be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes
  9. Expect and wish ("I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise")

Hope Davis

Hope Davis is an actress and singer. Hope was born in 1964 in Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Hope

Hope Channel
Hope Floats
Hope For Paws
Hope Solo
Hope Springs Marina
Hope Floats Bethesda
Hope Van Dyne
Hope Chinese School
Hope Diamond

Alternative Meanings

H is for happiness, you always bring.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

P is for peaceful, your quiet times.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

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Past life for Hope born Sep 7, 1964

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 1075. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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