Its source is an English expression meaning "Wishful anticipation or expectation."
This girl's name is used in English.
The name Hope ranked 158th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 427th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
For Christians, this name has religious connotations. In I Corinthians, St. Paul lists hope as one of the three cardinal virtues, along with faith and love. (Love is sometimes translated as ''charity.'')
In this context, hope refers to a Christian's wishful anticipation or expectation of eternal union with God.