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What does Grace mean?

Grace Pronunciation of Grace [grace] 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.

Associated with: blessing (gift), virtue, puritans, ireland (gaelic), greek, mythology, goddesses, nature, joy, princess.


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.

3 more alternative forms via Anna, Grainne, Hannah, Thalia: Grainne, Grania and Granya.

Creative forms:
(female) Grate, Guace, ..

(male) Grade, Grane, ..

Middle name pairings:
Grace Geraldine (G.G.), ..

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)

Grace reached its peak position of #13 in the U.S. in the year 2004, and is currently at #19. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Grace name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Grace outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Grace (#19 in recent rankings) are Hannah (#28 in recent rankings), Anna (#44), Gracie (#165), Gracelynn (#391), Thalia (#792), Graciela (#1826), Gracee, Grayce, Grainne, Gracia, Gracey and Gratia. Other variants, like Granya, are seldom used. These relations of Grace reached the height of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (median #1244) and have become significantly less popular since (#1174, 81%). Anna has been the most well-known version, though Grace is now the more favored form, while forms like Graciela are now less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Grace, Anna, Gracee, Gracelynn, Gracey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gracia, Gracie, Graciela, Gratia, Grayce in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hannah, Thalia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Grace, Anna, Gracie, Grainne, Hannah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Agace, Bryce, Dace, France, Gae, Gale, Gaye, Glade, Grete, Kace, Lace, Peace, Stace, Tace and Trace. These names tend to be less commonly used than Grace.

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