August 17, 2014 § 2 Comments
One of the “virtue” names created by the Puritans, meaning, um, “hope”. Clearly.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Not sure there are any, unless we include all of the other “virtue” names (“Faith”, “Charity”, “Patience”, “Perseverance”, etc.).
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Hope Bell, who finds she is not too old to hang up a stocking, after all, in “What Hope Bell Found in Her Stocking”, from The Youngest Miss Lorton, and Other Stories by Nora Perry (1889).
– Hope Weymer, Mr. Weymer’s mother, whose ring makes for a wonderful Christmas surprise, in “What Hope Bell Found in Her Stocking”, from The Youngest Miss Lorton, and Other Stories.
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