What does Grace mean?
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.
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.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)
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.
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.