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Gender: F Meaning of Esperanza: "hope, expectation" Origin of Esperanza: Spanish

Esperanza is a Spanish classic finding its way onto the national popularity list. It came into the spotlight not long ago when jazz singer Esperanza Spalding "stole" the Best New Artist Grammy from favorite Justin Bieber. It's also the name of the main character in the novel The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, about a young Latina growing up in Chicago.

Famous People Named Esperanza

Esperanza Spalding, American jazz singer
Esperanza Aguirre, former president of the Spanish Senate

Pop Culture References for the name Esperanza

Esperanza Valdez, Leo's mom in Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Esperanza Cordero, main character in "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros
Esperanza Ortega, main character in "Esperanza Rising" by Pam Munoz Ryan
"Esperanza," song by Enrique Iglesias
Esperanza de la Vega, wife of Zorro in "The Mask of Zorro"
Esperanza, mother of Spirit in animated movie "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron"
Esperanza Estrera, main character in Filipino TV series "Esperanza"
"Esperanza del Corazón," Mexican telenovela
Camp Esperanza, the impromptu camp in Chile where rescue workers and families worked and prayed together to save 33 miners from a 2010 collapse

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