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Meaning of Grace

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The name Grace has the following meaning:

The name itself is its meaning. Initially the name had nothing to do with the physical grace, but was more to do with divine favour. The Puritans therefore favoured it and it subsequently became very vogue in America at the turn of the century. Intermittently popular in England and Scotland as well. Still quite common today in many countries around the world.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.


As a baby girl name, Grace is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 14 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Grace rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 4 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 17 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Grace in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Grace is pronounced as gray-sss


Grace originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Grace and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Grace: Boys - Burdette, Dalston, Delwin, Dempster, Dorman, Eldred, Erling, Fitzhugh, Grant, Hamp, Lyle, Milton, Norbert, Norris, Preston, Rayburn, Sheldon, Wayman, Weldon, Girls - Daralis, Emerald, Myrna, Both genders - Addison, Ashton


Popular Variants for the name Grace: Graca, Gracee, Gracelyn, Gracelynn, Gracelynne, Gracey, Gracie (English), Graciela, Graciella, Grania (Irish), Gratia, Gratiana, Grayce, Graziella (Italian), Grazielle (French), Grazina, Grazinia, Graziosa, Grazyna, Grecielle, Gricie


Common nicknames for the name Grace are: Gracie


We think the name Grace should fall under the following style category: Ladylike.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Grace to be: A quiet and sweet, yet witty lady

In one word, you might describe Grace as a(n) "witty" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Grace (or its variants) are:

Grace Patricia Kelly, born on 12 November, a famous actress. Grace Patricia Kelly's background: Academy Award-winning film and stage actress, who became Princess Grace of Monaco upon marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco. She was very popular with the people of Monaco as well as her friends for her kindness and warm disposition. She chose to give up her acting career to fulfill the obligations as Princess consort. She is ranked 13th on the list of Greatest Female Stars of All time by the American Film Institute.

Grace Mendoza Jones, born on 19 May, a famous model. Grace Mendoza Jones's background: Jamaican-American model and singer. When she first started out as a singer, she released several popular dance club hits, the period during which she was also muse for the famous Andy Warhol, who photographed her extensively. Gradually, her distinctive image and flair for style eclipsed her singing career. Even though she was a good vocalist, she is still best known for her modelling career.
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