Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Hope is a pawsome dog name, and here's why. It's a nod to Star Wars' "A New Hope," perfect for sci-fi loving pet parents. It's also a tribute to Hope Van Dyne, the Wasp from Marvel, for those superhero-obsessed. Etymologically, Hope signifies optimism, a trait our furry friends embody. Historically, it's a Puritan virtue name, so if your pup's a little saint, it's a match! Plus, who doesn't want to shout "Hope, come!" at the dog park? It's like you're spreading positivity with every recall. So, if you're looking for a name that's pop-culturally relevant, historically significant, and radiates positivity, Hope is it!

Traits associated with the name Hope:

Dogs named Hope tend to be loving, loyal, good-natured, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, and empathy.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Hope?

It suggests that you are an optimistic person who believes in the power of positive thinking. You may also be someone who is looking for a source of comfort and companionship in your life.

Is Hope a good dog name?

Hope is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Hope isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Hope is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Hope was, in the past month, the 1837th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of June 2024, Hope is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Hope was viewed 0 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Hope's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Hope is most adored in Utah, Alaska and Wisconsin.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in New Mexico, Nebraska and New Jersey.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Hope.

Most popular breeds named Hope:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Dachshund
  4. Rottweiler
  5. Shih Tzu

Hope is found in these categories:

spiritual dog names

Represents a fundamental Christian virtue, symbolizing faith, optimism, and the belief in a better future.

grumpy dog names

Even the sourest pup can brighten up with a little optimism!

chinese dog names

Symbolizes optimism and aspiration, often used in names and phrases.

superhero dog names

Symbolizes optimism and resilience, traits often embodied by caped crusaders.

cute dog names

Symbolizes optimism and warmth, often associated with small, endearing creatures.

Dog names like Hope:

smart and clever
To live
Woodland, clearing.
Strange brew, distilled liquor made by the Hutsnuwu Indians
Hope dog name meaning

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Susie Hays (Missouri, United States)
I got a chocolate merle female miniature bernadoodle as an ESA last week. I wanted her name to have a name with a personal meaning & what she brings to my life. I named her Hope & just added Joy to her name. 😊
September 03, 2023

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