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Gender: Female Origin of Hope: Virtue name Hope's Popularity in 2017: #253

The name Hope is a girl's name of English origin. Hope is ranked #253 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

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.

Find other names based on Hope using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Hope

(Helen) Hope Montgomery Scott, American socialite and philanthropist
Hope Davis, American actress
Hope Amelia Solo, American soccer player
Hope Hicks, American former White House communications director and model
Hope Dworaczyk, American model
Hope Elise Ross Lange, American actress
(Sarah) Hope Summers, American actress
Hope Marie Carlton, American model and actress
Hope Sandoval, American lead singer of band Mazzy Star
Hope Elizabeth "Liza" Soberano, Filipino-American Actress
Hope Vista, lead frontwoman of the anthem-rock band VISTA
Destiny Hope Cyrus, birth name of singer Miley Cyrus
Hope Willard, daughter of actor Fred Willard
Hope Buxton, daughter of TV/radio personality Adam Buxton
J-Hope, stage name of Jung Hoseok; rapper, dancer, and member of the South Korean boy band BTS
Hope Kinnear (b. 2014), daughter of actors Rory Kinnear and Pandora Colin

Pop Culture References for the name Hope

Hope Chance, title baby on TV's "Raising Hope"
Hope Williams-Brady, character on American soap "Days of Our Lives"
Hope Logan, character on American soap "The Bold and the Beautiful"
Hope Adams, Character in Kelley Armstrong books "Women of the Otherworld"
Hope Mikaelson, character on TV's "The Originals"
Hope Swan-Jones, character on TV's "Once Upon A Time"
Hope Manning-Thornhart, character on American soap "One Life To Live"
Hope Bauer, character on American soap "Guiding Light"
Hope Adams Wilson, character on American soap "The Young and the Restless"
Hope Finch, character in book/film "Running with Scissors"
Hope Burnford, daughter in movie "Homeward Bound;" owner of Sassy the cat
Hope Cladwell, character in musical "Urinetown"
Hope Yancey, main character in the novel "Hope Was Here"
Hope van Dyne, character in Marvel Universe
Hope Summers, character in Marvel Universe
Hope Jensen, character in the game "Assassin's Creed: Rogue"
"Hope," episode of TV's "Criminal Minds" involving a girl of the same name
Hope Estheim, male character in video game "Final Fantasy XIII"
"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," 2013 Korean film, based on a true story


briarblossom Says:


More 1980's and 1990's.
Joy seems fresher.

I'm a Banana Says:


Stop the virtue names!

ladimon Says:


I actually really like this name. We all need a little hope nowadays

Daiseymae Says:


Very pretty and delicate name. 🙂

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this name so much. It does make a lovely middle name, but I feel that it could become neglected as a first name. I always enjoy hearing this one.

LV51sfan91 Says:


My favorite virtue name!!! Underused, beautiful country girl vibe!!! A huge part of my faith in God is hoping in him;) been married 23 months now and still waiting for my Hope. If there's one thing I've never lost in God it's Hope. That's exactly why am using this name .

Haids1987 Says:


That is interesting, I never would have thought. I wonder if it was a family name as well?

Haids1987 Says:


Sure you could! :-) Fathers give their names to sons all the time, surely a mother can give hers to a daughter. A little Hope junior would be a lovely tribute to you.

HopeXMariah Says:


I actually used to hate my name, but now I'm jealous that I won't be able to name my kid Hope. Love my name!!

Tia813 Says:


One of my favorite names! Very beautiful and I I like the sound of it. All those with the name Hope are very lucky to have such a beautiful name!

Nozomi Says:


This is the meaning of my name :D Nozomi is the word hope in Japan - So this is basically my name just in another language.

Hope Says:


my sisters names Grace son we go together really well!!!<3

Hope Says:


I love my name (Hope) because its so unique and every body loves it!!!

Hope Says:


my names Hope:)

HopeXMariah Says:


I love this name because it is my own. Truth be told if it weren't my name I'd name my future daughter Hope.

ThistleThorn Says:


I like so many other virtue names like Faith, Grace, Joy, and Ruth, but just can't like this for some reason.

jojobabyberry Says:


My favorite virtue name, followed by Joy.

hope21 Says:


love my name <3

Guest Says:


I was perusing through some British birth announcements and saw this as a middle name for newborn boy. I actually thought that was quite interesting.

bellerose Says:


Hope is so beautiful! I love the meaning & the sound on that name