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Names That Mean Hope

Names meaning hope reflect the optimism we're filled with for our babies' futures. The baby names here either mean hope in various cultures or symbolize hope. We also include names with meanings related to hope: newness, rebirth, light, sun, butterflies, daisies, spring, and the color green. If you're looking for a name meaning hope for your baby girl or baby boy, browse this list.

  • Aaron

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Aaron has been in and around the Top 50 for nearly half a century at this point, and is still an attractive, timeless choice. The softness of Aaron's initial double vowel gives it an appealing... Read More 

  • Aarush

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    An arresting Indian name used enough in the US to make it onto the Top 1000 list in 2010 and 2015.Read More 

  • Abner

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    This neglected Biblical name--it was the name of the commander of Saul's army and appears twice in the New Testament--is ready to flee Dogpatch. It was regularly used in the nineteenth century,... Read More 

  • Ailana

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A very unusual name in Finland, Ailana is nevertheless accessible to the English speaker. A more widely-used and similar name in Finland is Aila.Read More 

  • Aileen

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Irish Aileen and Scottish Eileen may be pronounced the same way or Aileen can be pronounced with a long a at the beginning. While neither is particularly stylish, Aileen is slightly more popular... Read More 

  • Aine

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    More commonly seen here as Anya, this traditional yet unique Irish name belonged to the queen of the Munster fairies and is sprinkled throughout Irish folklore as an early Celtic goddess of summer... Read More 

  • Aisling

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    Aisling is currently a very popular Irish name for girls. Pronounced variously as ASH-ling, ASH-lin or ash-LEEN, it was... Read More 

  • Akosua

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The Akan people of Ghana and the Ivory Coast frequently name their children after the day of the week they were born and the order in which they were born. Most Ghanans have a name using this... Read More 

  • Albert

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Albert has acquired a new gloss as one of the top royal baby boy names, a serious upgrade from its serious, studious image (think... Read More 

  • Alberta

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This jazzy old name could make a comeback, the way Josephine and Ella have. In England the name was popularized by Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, after whom her... Read More 

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