Altagracia Name Meaning & Origin

Altagracia

Pronunciation: ahl-tah-GRAH-syə (key)

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Our Lady of Altagracia (Our Lady of Alta Gracia) is the patron saint of the Dominican Republic. Her feast day is January 21st.

USAGE: Spanish
OTHER FORMS: María de Altagracia

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The literal meaning of Altagracia is "high grace"; referring to Mary having received the highest grace of being the mother of Jesus.

An epithet of the Virgin Mary in Christianity, taken from the Latin alta,"high" and gratia, "grace", thus meaning "of high grace". The María de Altagracia is the patron saint of the Dominican Republic.

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