Esperanza: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Esperanza

A Spanish name meaning “hope” or “expectation.” Like the expectation you have that your little Esperanza will eat a perfectly balanced diet … replaced by the realization that by age three, you’re hoping ketchup counts as a vegetable.

Nicknames:

Essie, Peri, Anza, Zaza.

Famous people named Esperanza:

Singer Esperanza Spalding; politician Esperanza Andrade; actresses Esperanza Baur Díaz and Esperanza Roy; painter Esperanza Martínez.

Fun facts:

Enrique Iglesias has a song named "Esperanza."

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