What does Grace mean?
Grace /gra-ce/ [1 syll.] as a girls' name is pronounced grayce. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Grace is "favor, blessing".
From grātia. A virtue name introduced by the Puritans, referring to God's grace. It has the same meaning as Anna and Hannah and may be used as a variation of these. In Ireland it is used as an anglicization of Grainne. Greek mythology: the Three Graces were goddesses of nature: Aglaia (brillance), Thalia (flowering), and Euphrosyne (joy). Actress and princess Grace Kelly; singer Grace Jones; choreographer Graciela Daniele.
Grace▲ has 29 variants: Engracia, Eugracia, Gracee, Gracella, Gracelynn▲, Gracelynne, Gracey, Gracia, Graciana, Gracie▲, Graciela▼, Graciella, Gracielle, Gracieuse, Gracija, Gracilia, Gracina, Gracious, Grata, Gratia, Gratiana, Gratiela, Gratiella, Grayce▼, Grazia, Graziella, Grazina, Graziosa and Grazyna.more]
How popular is Grace?
Grace is a very popular first name for women (#114 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1200 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Grace for girls. Grace reached its peak position of #13 in the U.S. in the year 2004, and is currently at #21. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Prominent variation forms of Grace (#21 in 2014) are Hannah (#28 in 2014), Anna (#34), Gracie (#162), Ana (#222), Annie (#311), Gracelynn (#452), Anne (#553), Thalia (#741), Hana (#841), Chana (#861), Nan, Grainne, Graciela and Grayce. Variants like Thalie are seldom used. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in the year 2001 (usage of 0.4621%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.4516%, ▼2.3%), but with forms like Anne, Hana, Grayce, Graciela and Nan becoming somewhat dated. The most fashionable girl names here are Gracelynn (#452), Grace (#21), Hannah (#28), Ana (#222) and Gracie (#162), with Ana, Grace, Gracie and Hannah having a resurgence in usage. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Grace and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Trace. This name tends to be less commonly used than Grace.