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Baby Names That Mean Hope

Baby names that mean hope reflect the hope we're filled with for our children's futures. Here, a selection of baby names that mean hope in various cultures.
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  • Amil

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  • Asha

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    Asha is an Indian name that comes from the Sanskrit word for hope or desire, or it may be a Swahili name derived from Aisha, meaning life. Since the ascendance of Ashley through the 1980s and 90s,... Read More 

  • Esperanza

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    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... Read More 

  • Hope

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    Can a name as virtuous as Hope be cool and trendy? Strangely enough -- yes. But though this optimistic Puritan favorite is experiencing substantial popularity, Hope is too pure and elegant to be c... Read More 

  • Nadia

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    Nadia, an exotic but accessible Slavic favorite, which took on added energy and charm when Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci won the 1976 Olympics, is currently enjoying a leap in popularity--probabl... Read More 

  • Nadine

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    Part of the vogue for French-sounding names in the 1920s and 30s, Nadine has been replaced by the Russian sound of Nadia and Natasha.  Read More 

  • Raja

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  • Taraja

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    The raja sequence of sounds gives it a regal feel.  Read More 

  • Tikvah

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    Appreciated by religious Jews for its connection to "Hatikva," the Jewish national anthem.  Read More 

  • Toivo

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    This name was on the U.S. Top 1000 in the early 20th century, when recent immigrants frequently chose native names that have since died out for American babies. But if you're of Finnish ancestry, ... Read More 

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