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Gender: F Origin of Hope: Virtue name Hope's Popularity in 2012: #220

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Can a name as virtuous as Hope be cool and trendy? Strangely enough -- yes. But though this optimistic Puritan favorite is experiencing substantial popularity, Hope is too pure and elegant to be corrupted, a lovely classic that deserves all the attention it's getting.

Hope, along with Faith and Charity, is one of the three theological virtues, first used as a Christian name in the seventeenth century by the Puritans. Hope and Faith have often been given to twins.

There have been characters named Hope on four different soap operas. The TV show Raising Hope is about, yes, raising a child named Hope--formerly named Princess Beyonce. Brad Garrett has a daughter named Hope.

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Famous People Named Hope

Hope Amelia Solo, American soccer player
Hope Dworaczyk, American model
Hope Lange, American actress who starred in "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"
Hope Sandoval, lead singer of Mazzy Star
Destiny Hope Cyrus, birth name of singer Miley Cyrus

Pop Culture References for the Name Hope

Hope Chance, "Raising Hope"
"Hope," an episode of the TV show "Criminal Minds" involving a girl of the same name
Hope Williams-Brady, character on the soap "Days of Our Lives"
Hope, the only daughter in Homeward Bound; owner of Sassy
Hope Estheim, the boy's name in Final Fantasy XIII
Hope Logan, character on the American soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful"
"Night falls with gravity, the earth turns from sanity, taking my only friend I know, he leaves a lot, his name is Hope" Line from "Semi-Automatic" by Twenty One Pilots