What does Grace mean?
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 history 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 Baby Names, 2014)
Prominent variation forms of Grace (#21 in recent rankings) are Hannah (#28 in recent rankings), Anna (#34), Gracie (#162), Gracelynn (#452), Thalia (#741), Graciela, Grainne and Grayce. Other variants, like Granya, are seldom used. These relations of Grace are at the height of their popularity today (median #493). Anna has been the most well-known version, though Grace is now the more favored form, while forms like Graciela are now less common.
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