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I think the correct pronunciation of the name would be: es-pe-RAN-tha, not es-pe-RAHN-sah. [noted -ed]
-- esperanza  1/22/2005
I really love this name. Not to brag, but my name is Esperanza, and I am glad to bear this name.
-- LindsayHansen  4/14/2005
This name was used by Sandra Cisneros for the main character of her autobiographical novel 'The House on Mango Street', and is also the name of the title character in the children's novel 'Esperanza Rising'.
-- Arrows  11/22/2005
Esperanza is one of the female protagonists of Ana Castillo's So Far From God. She is the politically ambitious sister to Caridad, Fe and Loca.
-- ars musica  11/30/2005
I think this is a beautiful name and the meaning makes me love it even more. I've liked it ever since I heard it in "The Mask of Zorro."
-- Erica30588  1/3/2006
I heard this name from "The Mask of Zorro" and have liked it ever since. Feminine, but with a strong and deeply lyrical quality to it.
-- gaelruadh19  7/16/2006
Esperanza is the main character in the book Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan.
-- bibi66  3/4/2007
I love it. If I was to choose a Spanish name, Esperanza would be it. It would be great as a last name. Like, "Carmen Esperanza". I know, I know, pick the most stereotypical Spanish first name ever, right? :P I like it though. Is Esperanza used as a last name?
-- Anonymous User  6/15/2007
Yes, Esperanza can be a last name.
-- Wunderkind_Princess  11/19/2007
There's a book called Esperanza Rising. It is the story of a Spanish girl of 14/15 years whose land, life, and family is broken by the white men. She is forced to work in a low position in the fields and live in squalor.
-- Akito  5/25/2008
Latin for "hope" is "spes", not "sperans" (which is a participle, meaning "hoping"). I have met a French girl named "Espérance" (French form of Esperanza) but it's very uncommon.
-- Marie-Amelie  6/7/2008
If you aren't Spanish-speaking and are reluctant to give your daughter a Spanish name, consider Esperance, a now-obsolete word meaning "hope" derived from Middle English "esperaunce". (Merriam-Webster)

It's also very similar to the French form from the comment above.
-- cookieavalanche  8/20/2008
Esperanza is the Spanish vocabulary word for "hope".
-- Undine  1/11/2009
I love this name. It sounds so dramatic and seductive. Like strong feminine perfume. Though they both have the same meaning, Esperanza is so different from Hope. In my opinion, Hope sounds pathetic, but Esperanza? It's a whole different story. It sounds strong, powerful and beautiful.
-- Ailis  7/18/2009
I think Esperanza is the most beautiful name on Earth. It is not simple or popular. It is strong and delicate at the same time. I can't describe it but the name is "fiery, spirited, and seductive."
-- Milena Scialfa  12/30/2009
The mother of the main character Spirit in the 2002 animated film 'Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron' is named Esperanza.
-- alma_aindop  7/14/2010
This is one heck of a name- in an amazing way. It's gorgeous, sexy, yet classy all at one. It's not tacky or gaudy sounding just because it's from another language, either, and in English it still sounds great and looks good. I love this! :]
-- Dragon_Clarinet  7/23/2011
It's ridiculous! She will be teased for life!
Poor child.
-- definitely maybe  9/21/2014

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