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Hope Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Hope?

The somewhat popular name Hope was the 255th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 500 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #143 was reached in 1999.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2000 with 2,321 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Hope was 6 in 1888.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Hope occurred roughly during the years 1888-1893, 1899-1903, 1907-1918, 1934-1938, 1939-1942, 1943-1946, 1952-1955, 1961-1964, 1981-1985, 1987-1990, and 1992-1999.

Where is the name Hope popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a mid point.

For a number of years, the name Hope has been moving downward in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Hope for their newborn has remained about the same.

The name Hope is favored by many parents and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Hope (Girl)Hope (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,265 255 9 8,362
2017 1,258 253 6 11,253
2016 1,339 240 7 10,034
2015 1,445 227 5 12,766
2014 1,440 229 < 5 --
2013 1,392 230 < 5 --
2012 1,453 218 < 5 --
2011 1,388 229 < 5 --
2010 1,310 241 < 5 --
2009 1,429 232 5 13,171
2008 1,533 220 5 13,252
2007 1,684 206 < 5 --
2006 1,775 198 < 5 --
2005 1,888 184 6 10,585
2004 1,911 179 16 5,088
2003 1,897 172 9 7,472
2002 2,053 160 < 5 --
2001 2,180 150 < 5 --
2000 2,321 146 5 11,026
1999 2,263 143 6 9,131
1998 1,951 160 5 10,212
1997 1,770 171 < 5 --
1996 1,611 186 < 5 --
1995 1,527 193 6 8,185
1994 1,225 232 5 9,354
1993 955 288 < 5 --
1992 892 310 < 5 --
1991 1,052 264 < 5 --
1990 1,055 266 < 5 --
1989 872 299 5 8,380
1988 824 299 < 5 --
1987 808 301 < 5 --
1986 909 274 < 5 --
1985 909 275 < 5 --
1984 811 294 < 5 --
1983 503 430 7 5,122
1982 557 412 < 5 --
1981 651 360 < 5 --
1980 781 309 5 6,643
1979 786 305 7 5,040
1978 865 269 9 3,975
1977 1,019 243 8 4,340
1976 1,151 214 6 5,190
1975 1,208 202 6 5,058
1974 1,299 195 < 5 --
1973 951 262 < 5 --
1972 1,295 213 8 3,767
1971 1,454 205 9 3,483
1970 987 295 7 4,009
1969 980 287 10 2,944
1968 833 306 5 4,380
1967 966 272 5 4,209
1966 1,359 223 6 3,688
1965 1,153 252 5 4,145
1964 1,277 245 < 5 --
1963 587 395 < 5 --
1962 499 435 < 5 --
1961 512 435 < 5 --
1960 570 400 < 5 --
1959 563 396 < 5 --
1958 578 383 < 5 --
1957 443 446 < 5 --
1956 545 380 < 5 --
1955 552 376 < 5 --
1954 484 394 < 5 --
1953 456 398 < 5 --
1952 445 390 < 5 --
1951 468 377 5 3,940
1950 474 368 < 5 --
1949 376 411 6 3,496
1948 335 434 8 2,880
1947 406 404 8 2,978
1946 403 379 < 5 --
1945 215 497 < 5 --
1944 218 487 < 5 --
1943 295 428 8 2,834
1942 315 404 6 3,373
1941 233 453 8 2,752
1940 213 459 6 3,279
1939 223 449 5 3,709
1938 251 425 5 3,755
1937 227 433 7 3,032
1936 201 451 5 3,782
1935 162 498 9 2,617
1934 187 475 < 5 --
1933 207 457 < 5 --
1932 195 473 9 2,729
1931 193 464 8 2,959
1930 240 433 6 3,783
1929 253 418 < 5 --
1928 279 404 5 4,409
1927 338 373 8 3,282
1926 311 389 8 3,252
1925 339 373 14 2,253
1924 407 334 11 2,732
1923 368 344 12 2,515
1922 371 336 16 2,093
1921 361 344 18 1,940
1920 349 350 18 1,924
1919 333 351 12 2,427
1918 369 337 13 2,323
1917 295 367 9 2,837
1916 262 388 9 2,813
1915 210 412 10 2,528
1914 124 503 < 5 --
1913 104 501 9 2,010
1912 94 493 10 1,676
1911 67 507 6 1,632
1910 62 520 < 5 --
1909 61 480 < 5 --
1908 38 622 < 5 --
1907 49 514 < 5 --
1906 51 480 5 1,322
1905 36 581 < 5 --
1904 49 471 < 5 --
1903 47 467 < 5 --
1902 32 586 5 1,216
1901 31 551 < 5 --
1900 35 595 < 5 --
1899 18 774 < 5 --
1898 33 563 < 5 --
1897 29 559 < 5 --
1896 30 560 < 5 --
1895 39 466 < 5 --
1894 35 479 < 5 --
1893 35 450 < 5 --
1892 22 604 < 5 --
1891 26 509 < 5 --
1890 26 511 < 5 --
1889 18 610 < 5 --
1888 6 1,200 < 5 --
1887 16 572 < 5 --
1886 15 586 < 5 --
1885 20 473 < 5 --
1884 14 567 < 5 --
1883 17 470 < 5 --
1882 6 851 < 5 --
1881 7 713 < 5 --
1880 9 603 6 868

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.