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Baby names that mean hope for your bouncing little boy

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Fabulous baby boy names with hopeful meanings

A baby is the ultimate expression of love and optimism for the future, so why not give your son a baby name that means hope? Whether you are searching for a unique name or more traditional name, you are sure to find the perfect moniker for your baby boy.

The meanings of names are more important to parents now than ever before, which is why we know you will love our list below of baby boy names that mean "hope." The origin of the name is listed as a reference as well. These would make a great first or middle name for your baby boy.

  • Sheber: Israel
  • Von: German
  • Asha: Indian
  • Armaan: Muslim
  • Amanki: Polynesian
  • Barioc: American
  • Kibou: Japan
  • Raza: Africa
  • Tumaini: Egypt

In Greek mythology, Elpis was the god of hope; that would make a unique and powerful-sounding name for your baby boy.

More: Powerful baby names for kids with bright futures

Hope in other languages

Did you know Nadia means "hope" in South Slavic languages? We rounded up other words that are translated to mean hope in other languages and discovered they would make great baby boy names. In fact, this could be a great way to tie in your own cultural background with your son’s name.

  • Kibo: Japanese
  • Spiro: Latin
  • Speranza: Italian
  • Espero: Basque
  • Espoir: French

Some words may need to be altered a bit to make them a useable baby name. For example, Hoffnung is German for hope, but you can shorten it to Hoff for a unique baby boy name that is inspired by the word hope.

Baby names with other hopeful meanings

If you want a more classic boy name that still has a hopeful meaning, perhaps one of the following boy names will be right up your alley. We also included a few modern names in the mix as well.

What about the name Hope for a boy’s name?

The name Hope is a fairly popular girl’s name, but today’s parents are blurring the lines when it comes to “girl names” and “boy names.” For example, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher just named their daughter Wyatt, while there is a professional baseball pitcher named Madison Bumgarner. That being said, having a name that is considered more popular for the opposite gender can bring unwelcome attention to a child.

One option is to incorporate “hope” into your son’s name is to use it as middle name, such as Lucas Hope or Sebastian Hope.

More: Hot new baby names for boys that will soon be all the rage

Fabulous baby boy names with hopeful meanings
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