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What names mean hope?

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Check out these 47 baby names that mean hope for boys and girls, plus gender neutral ideas, too!

Each of these names is listed with meaning and origin so you’ll now the perfect name for your bundle of joy.

If you’re a first time mom, these names are a must-have for your list!

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Girl Names That Mean Hope

Here are 25 gorgeous girls names that mean hope:

  • Ailana | Light Bearer – Finnish
  • Asha | Hope, Life – Swahili, Hindi, Sanskrit
  • Ashika | Hope Desire – India
  • Brayleigh | Ray of Hope – American
  • Charise | Charming, Hopeful – France
  • Chloe | Young Green Shoot – Greek
  • Elaine | Shining Light – French
  • Esperanza | Hope – Spanish
  • Evangeline | Bearer of Good News – Greek
  • Faith | Often Meaning Hope – English
  • Hope | Desire of Fulfillment – English
  • Iris | Rainbow – Greek
  • Kiara | First Ray of Sun – Italian
  • Laelynn | Flower of Hope – Canadian
  • Lucy | Light – Latin
  • McKenzie-Rae | Hope for New Beginning – India
  • Nada | Hope – Slavic
  • Nadia | Hope – Russian, Easter European
  • Nadine | Hope – French
  • Nadiya | Hope – Ukrainian
  • Nina | Hope of Love – Arabic
  • Vita | Hope of Life – Latin
  • Zita | Little Hope – Spanish

Boy Names That Mean Hope

These 20 hope names for boys are rare and precious:

  • Amal | Hope, Aspiration – Arabic
  • Arman | Wish, Hope – Persian
  • Beacon | Signal Light – English
  • Daijon | God’s Gift of Hope – Native American
  • Dayshaun | God’s Gift of Hope – American
  • Deene | Hope – French
  • Dillon | Ray of Hope – Irish
  • Dylan | Ray of Hope – Irish
  • Jahleel | Waiting for a Beseeching – Israel
  • Jesse | Gift of Hope – Hebrew
  • Jonah | Dove, Symbol of Hope – Hebrew
  • Kibou | Hope – Japanese
  • Makas | Hope – Hebrew
  • Matthan | Gift or Hope of the Lord – English
  • Meyer | Bringer of Light – Hebrew
  • Omid | Hope – Persian
  • Phelipe | Hope – Spanish
  • Raza | Hope – African
  • Toivo | Hope – Finnish
  • Von |Hope – Norse

Gender Neutral Names That Mean Hope

And, here are two super cute and trendy gender neutral names for hope.

  • Kiran | Ray of Light – Welsh
  • Kit | Hope and Carrier of Christ – English

If you liked these names for hope, you’ll love these adorable names that mean blessing, these cute names that mean love, and these special names that mean new beginning.

You can find even more baby names in this growing archive, like these 700 modern baby names and these 115 gender neutral baby names, plus biblical and uncommon baby names, too!

And, if you need tips for the first time mom, you can find everything you need to know, here!