What does Grace mean?
Grace \g-ra-ce\ as a girls' name is pronounced grayce. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Grace is "favor; blessing". A virtue name referring to God's grace. 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 27 variants: Engracia, Eugracia, Gracee, Gracella, Gracelynn, Gracelynne, Gracey, Gracia, Graciana, Gracie, Graciela▼, Graciella, Gracielle, Gracija, Gracina, Gracious, Grata, Gratia, Gratiana, Gratiela, Gratiella, Grayce▼, Grazia, Graziella, Grazina, Graziosa and Grazyna.
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 Gracie (#162 in 2014), Talia (#330), Gracelynn (#452), Thalia (#741), Graciela and Grayce. These girl names are at the height of their popularity today (usage of 0.4706%), except for the forms Grayce, Graciela and Thalia which have become less trendy. Gracelynn (#452), Talia (#330), Grace (#21) and Gracie (#162) are four of the more trendy girl names here, with Grace and Gracie 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.