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Gender: F Hope's Popularity in 2014: #231

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 was about, yes, raising a child named Hope--formerly named Princess Beyonce. Brad Garrett has a daughter named Hope.

Never as popular as Grace or Faith, Hope now ranks at Number 231.

Famous People Named Hope

Hope Davis, American actress
Hope Amelia Solo, American soccer player
Hope Dworaczyk, American model
Hope Elise Ross Lange, American actress
Hope Sandoval, American lead singer of band Mazzy Star
Destiny Hope Cyrus, birth name of singer Miley Cyrus

Pop Culture References for the name Hope

Hope Chance, title baby on TV's "Raising Hope"
"Hope," episode of TV's "Criminal Minds" involving a girl of the same name
Hope Williams-Brady, character on American soap "Days of Our Lives"
Hope Burnford, daughter in movie "Homeward Bound;" owner of Sassy the cat
Hope Estheim, male character in video game "Final Fantasy XIII"
Hope Logan, character on American soap "The Bold and the Beautiful"
Hope Mikaelson, character on TV's "The Originals".
Hope Manning-Thornhart, character on American soap "One Life To Live"
Hope Bauer, character on American soap "Guiding Light"
"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
Hope Yancey, titular character in the novel "Hope Was Here"
Hope Van Dyne from Marvel's Ant Man
Hope Jensen, character in the game "Assassin's Creed: Rogue"