Grace Name Meaning & Origin


Pronunciation: GRAYS (key)

Origin of the name Grace:

Inspired by grace (eloquence or beauty of form, kindness, mercy, favor), which is derived from the Latin gratia (favor, thanks). The name was made popular by 17th-century Puritans, who bestowed it in reference to God's favor and love toward mankind.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Grace: | Edit

Grace is an elegant, GRACEful, gorgeous, beautiful name for a baby girl.

I just ADORE the name Grace! It is, as PP said, so GRACEful and elegant.

Grace is very popular. People say that it's unique and uncommon and that is a complete lie.

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A really great friend of mine's name is Grace. She is an extremely beautiful woman. She has a slightly... dark personality, but she is sweet when she has to be. :) No, seriously, I love her, and her name. It's SOOOOO pretty!!! She's a really great lady. I love her. And her name. It's very enchanting. =)

My friends daughters name is Graciela, Grace for short. They've called her Gracie to soothe her, and her siblings call her that. I think Graciela is very romantic, intelligent, and sophisticated. Love, love, LOVE it!

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My mother-in-law's name was Grace. Her middle name was Eleanor. I think that was such a beautiful combination!

My name is Grace. I've always liked my name, mostly because few girls my age seemed to have it (I'm a 1994 baby). It sometimes felt a little odd growing up to hear your name at odd points, like when reading quotes from the Bible and such, but you get over that pretty quickly (or at least I did). I remember a kid in kindergarten wanted to tease me so he called me 'grass' based off of my name, but it is such a poor idea that I doubt anyone else would have the same issue. All in all, based on my experience, it's a strong choice. It's nice because it starts with a strong sound but ends with a softer, vowel-based sound at the end. My middle name is Rose, so my name sounds a bit feminine/ romantic but I think Grace is a pretty malleable name if you wanted something stronger sounding for a first/ middle name combination. I met another Grace with the middle name of May, so I think most people veer towards a 'pretty' sounding first/ middle name combination.

My name is Grace Helen, I disliked it at first because I thought it was an old lady name, and I always wanted a longer name. But now I really appreciate its rarity, even though it's common, I hardly meet other Graces. I hate all nicknames for Grace, and have since I was a toddler. Except my friends and coworkers call me Grass sometimes and I think it's the best nickname ever lol. I love the name Grace, I think it is aesthetically pleasing when written and typed. 10/10

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Meanings of the name "Grace".



God's Favor.
Fact: From the word 'grace', derived from the Latin 'gratia', meaning "God's favor".


Famous real-life people named Grace: | Edit

Grace Helbig- American internet personality ( shes hilarious!!
Grace Kelly, American actress and icon
Grace Slick, American Musician; Jefferson Airplane
Grace Gummer, American actress
Grace Hightower, American actress; wife of Robert De Niro
Grace Coolidge, First Lady of the USA from 1923-1929
Grace "Gracie" Allen, American comedian and actress
Grace Jones, Jamaican singer and actress
Grace Metalious, American novelist
Grace Ingalls, pioneer girl

Grace in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Amazing Grace," a hymn by John Newton
"Amazing Grace", a song sang by Darlene Zschech
"Gracie," a song by Ben Folds
Grace Adler, from "Will & Grace"
"Grace Cathedral Hill", a song by the Decemberists
"Grace" song by Supergrass
Grace, a cat and Clark's bestfriend in the children's show Timothy Goes To School
"Grace" A 2009 film with a baby named Grace, who needs "special food"
"Grace", song by Jeff Buckley
"Grace", Jeff Buckley's only album
Grace Winslow, a character played by Jayma Mays in the movies The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2
Grace Helbig, YouTube vlogger, 'DailyGrace'.
Graciela (Grace) Joy Hotchner, daughter of Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau and Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner in HotchnerJareau's fanfiction, 'Time Will Tell'.
Grace Farrell is Mr Warbucks' secretary in Annie
Grace Cardinal, character in the Netflix series Degrassi: Next Class
Hazel Grace Lancaster, From the Fault in our Stars by John Green
Grace (Paige) Hatter,played by Ali Skovbye in Once Upon A Time
Grace Bowman from the TV show Secret Life of an American Teenager

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