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What does Gracious mean?

Gracious Pronunciation of Gracious [gra-cious] as a name for girls is a Latin name, and the meaning of the name Gracious is "favor, blessing". Gracious is an alternate spelling of Grace (Latin): from grātia.

Associated with: blessing (gift).


9 different relations via Grace: Gracia, Graciana, Gracie, Graciela, Gracieuse, Gracija, Gracilia, Gracina and Graziosa.

Creative forms:
(female) Grasis, Macious, ..

(male) Gragus, Gratius, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gracious Estella (G.E.), ..

How popular is Gracious?

Gracious is an uncommon given name for females. Gracious is also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Grace (#19 via latest list), Gracia, Gracie (#165) and Graciela (#1826) are the popular variation forms of Gracious (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Gracina, are seldom used. These relations of Gracious were favored during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 1.5%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.75%, 50% less), with the form Graciela becoming less stylish. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Geranium, Giacinda, Giacinta, Gladis, Gracee, Gracella, Gracey, Graciella, Gracielle, Grainne, Grania, Gratia, Gratiana, Gratiela, Grazia, Grazina and Precious. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gracious.

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