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Overused as a middle name, but is always refreshing as a first name and can easily grow with a child.
-- Anonymous User  12/2/2004
It´s not only overused as a middle name, it´s also overused as a first name, it´s almost in the top ten.
-- Destry  4/14/2005
Famous bearer is actress Grace Kelly (born Grace Patricia Kelly).
-- Destry  4/14/2005
I really like this name, very beautiful yet simple and sophisticated, lovely.
-- Laleroc  7/5/2005
I love this name. I think it is very beautiful. I just think it's hard to put with a middle name - example: Grace Lynn sounds too much like Graceland.
-- Anonymous User  7/20/2005
I like the name - it's elegant, but not too snooty. I think it can be nice with middle names. I like it.
-- Anonymous User  9/18/2005
This was also the name of the famous murderer Grace Marks who killed her employer in 1852 along with his mistress. I'm not a particular fan of this name but I think that the name reminds me of the murderer and that's why.
-- Gianna  10/10/2005
My middle name is Grace, but I've recently started using it as my first name because there are just too many Rebeccas, and a surprising number of people keep spelling it wrong, and I answer the class roll call at the wrong Rebecca - so Grace is much easier. It's a nice name.
-- Sneasel  11/9/2005
My name is Grace Regina and I have always liked the sound it. I've never disliked my name and I carry it with pride.
-- GC20005  12/20/2005
My grandmother's version of the name was spelled GRAYCE. I always thought that it was unique.
-- Anonymous User  1/3/2006
OK, I live in Alabama and I am here to testify that every little girl who is born here has Grace either as a first or middle name. It's pretty but it is getting very trendy and unoriginal.
-- bedrock  1/6/2006
Grace Metalious (1924 - 1964) was an American author, best known for the controversial novel Peyton Place.
-- Anonymous User  1/18/2006
I love this name, Gracie is a good nickname for a little girl.
-- bjd1994rts  1/26/2006
My middle name is Grace and I used to hate it! Now that I'm 13, I love it! I am very proud of my middle name, because as of a few years ago, I am named after a cancer survior!
-- pinkiexox  2/4/2006
Grace means A gift you don't deserve. I love this name!
-- Miamaya  3/3/2006
I never liked this name until I heard of Grace Kelly, the American actress who married Prince Ranier of Monaco on April 19, 1956. She was such a beautiful and amazing woman - a TRUE princess! I think that a nice name for my daughter would be Grace Kelly _______ (last name).
-- Anonymous User  3/30/2006
I just love the name Grace. Gracie is a great nickname while they are young and Grace works well when they are older.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I love this name very much, it's so timeless, beautiful, elegant and a great classic, I also love the nickname Gracie.
-- Anonymous User  4/27/2006
A famous bearer is first lady Grace Coolidge.
-- CoBy  5/1/2006
I like Grace as a nickname for Gracelyn or Grace as a middle name. :)
-- mum2bubba  6/11/2006
This name is used A LOT now for a middle name.
-- Anonymous User  6/12/2006
Grace is my middle name and never a prouder inital in my signature is there. I hated my first name but found a great pleasure in my middle name. It also diffreniated me from the other 3 or 4 Lynda's in my family. I realized a few years ago that most people don't sign their name in print not cursive with their middle name. I do, or abreviated with a proud middle initial.
-- invisiblewatcher  6/12/2006
Famous bearer: Grace Ingalls, the youngest of the Ingalls sisters in Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books.
-- Eruanna_Meldiriel  6/23/2006
I used to get very anoyed with my name because of the endless rhyming oppertunites kids loved to use eg. graceface etc. But it's only now that I've realised how lucky I am to have been given such a beautiful elegant name and I'm proud of it!
-- Sweetie lu freebush  7/9/2006
I noticed many Christian people name their daughters Grace to honor God and His grace.
-- pink_floyd_fan  7/26/2006
Grace was used a lot from 1880 to 1920.
-- Anonymous User  9/19/2006
Debra Messing plays Grace Adler in Will and Grace.
-- ClaireCFC  9/23/2006
Grace (Snyder) Edwards was the name of a character on the 1970s family drama "Little House on the Prairie".

Elisabeth & Tim Hasselbeck named their daughter Grace Elisabeth.
-- Diamante04  10/11/2006
Hate it. Sounds like an 80 year old woman.
-- Anonymous User  10/12/2006
This is a lovely middle name!
-- Taydbug112  12/9/2006
My daughter's name is Grace. Although her full name is HanaGrace Leila Rose, but she loves the name so much, that she goes by Grace. We've called her that since she was born.
-- Anonymous User  12/23/2006
I absolutely adore this name and if I have a daughter, I hope to call her Grace Elizabeth. I have been back and forth on this, I mean whether to use Grace Elizabeth or Elizabeth Grace. My Grandmother's first name is Elizabeth, it's my middle name, and one of my cousins' middle names. Both after her. If I get to use it, I will call her Grace Elizabeth, not just Grace, usually. Sometimes Gracie Beth.
-- Sarah Elizabeth  12/27/2006
Grace is the name of a song by U2. Some of the lyrics go: "Grace, it's a name for a girl. It's also a thought that changed the world."
-- SSF  1/2/2007
My best friend is named Bethany Grace and she hates her first name and only goes by Grace but never Gracie. I find Gracie a bit annoying but Grace is a lovely name and I will always think of it fondly because of her.
-- Anonymous User  2/22/2007
My mother seriously considered naming me this, then she just named me something that means Grace. It's not so much that I don't like the name, as everyone I know (including myself) whose name is or means Grace is clumsy as all get out. I am a walking casualty case and so are most Graces I know. I beg people not to name their children this because it is like a curse. And beleive me it hurts to trip that much or run into that many doors.
-- YMPvt  3/25/2007
I like this name. I find it beautiful and simply elegant, and not just because of Grace Kelly. It's also a name in my family, born by multiple ancestors and relatives of mine (as early as the 16th century).
-- Anonymous User  4/3/2007
My daughter was just born in 2006 and I named her Grace. We have a very long last name and wanted something short and beautiful. Grace was it. It goes well with her middle name Lenore after my recently passed Grandmother.
-- Dylan_and_Graciesmom  4/20/2007
There are no people named this in my grade, but I do agree that it is starting to get overused.
-- CharlieRob  5/5/2007
Not quite pretty enough for a first name, but I think it's CHARMING as a middle name. Like Lila Grace, Kate Moss's daughter. What an elegant combination.
-- MicaLilah  5/21/2007
Actor Balthazar Getty and his wife Rosetta Millington have a daughter Grace (born 2001).
-- Karcoolka  6/16/2007
I think this name is really pretty, it was supposed to be my name.
-- Groovy128  8/24/2007
My first name is Mary Grace (I have no middle name). I absolutely love my name. I think it's beautiful, and I think it's a rather mature name, I mean I can't really see a little girl going by Mary Grace. That's why I was "Gracie" right up through college when I started going by Mary Grace. It truly is the perfect name, I honestly can't think of a better one. :D
-- gracielou16  8/27/2007
I love the name Grace. I think that it says that it means grace. Every baby is a grace so it's an approprite name. I like Julia Grace.
-- Anonymous User  9/1/2007
My mother says it would have been the ultimate irony if my name had been Grace. I am a total klutz. Everyone I know who has Grace as part of their name is a total klutz as well.
-- sharonrenee  9/14/2007
Famous bearer--Grace Slick, vocalist in The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship. Currently an artist.
-- venerablenan  9/19/2007
Nice name. It has the sound of a rivulet. Good religious connotation.
-- johann14  9/25/2007
My name is Grace Pearl. I used to be a little shy about telling people my first and middle names but now, I think its SO cool! (I am 41, but when I was 10, I was not happy with it) UNIQUE! "Grace" is making a big comeback these days.
-- gpearl66  10/17/2007
Grace O'Malley, another notorious female pirate during the Golden Age of Piracy.
-- Anonymous User  10/25/2007
My parents named me after my late great grandmother Grace. I have always loved my name, as I feel it is unique in many ways. I know that there was a famous actress by the name of Grace Kelly, and a murderer and such, but I still only know 2 people by the name of Grace, and that is my Great Grandmother and me.
-- Anonymous User  10/30/2007
I get so annoyed with all this STUPID talk of Grace simply meaning graceful. It does not! It means something TOTALLY different! It means His saving Grace. That gift He gave to us by having His son die on the cross.
-- gravey  10/30/2007
How interesting that at least one poster (apparently a Christian) finds any other interpretation of this name than a religiouous one STUPID. It is actually derived from the Latin "gratia," which has several connotations. Understandably, devout Christians might choose the name precisely for the religious connotations. Non-religious families might select it for different reasons. Film buffs (and royalists) might want to honor Grace Kelly. Popular music fans might name their child after Grace Slick or Grace Jones. Interesting that despite all their differences, these Graces are all considered a bit cool and aloof. BTW, since Anna and all its variants are derived from the Hebrew word for "Grace," combos like Grace Ann or Anna Grace might be viewed as redundant.
-- gbcallahan  6/29/2009
There was a language long, LONG before a man named Jesus was born to a COUPLE named Mary and Joseph. I know some don't believe it but not everything began with that very first christmas in that little barn.

Grace is a cute name. I guess I've met so many little Gracies that it's hard to picture an adult Grace. Even still, it's a solid name.
-- C.Ambrosi  12/11/2013
Famous Bearer includes Grace Ingalls, the youngest of the Ingalls sisters (sister of famous author Laura Ingalls Wilder), and fourth daughter of Charles & Caroline Ingalls.

Grace's Character was in the later of the 'Little House' books, portrayed by twins Wendi/Brenda Turnbaugh in the famous '70's-'80's television series, and also in many miniseries and movies based off of the life of the Ingalls Family.

Carrie Ingalls was born in 1877. She died in 1941.
-- Sarah Elizabeth  10/31/2007
This name is sort of cute, but I certainly prefer it as a middle name. There are so many Graces out there that it has lost all sense of identity.
-- Anonymous User  11/15/2007
I think this is a beautiful name, and I am considering using this for my first child's name if it's a girl.
-- Elmo.Loves.You  12/18/2007
I think Grace along with Elizabeth, Rose, Marie, and Ann are ugly, overused middle names.
-- Anonymous User  1/19/2008
My parents were going to name me Grace, I think it's a pretty name but it would not have fit me at all.
-- Anonymous User  1/24/2008
Sounds like Grapes.
-- jasmineenimsaj  2/8/2008
Grace is a classy name. It brings to mind an elegant, soft-spoken, yet strong woman of virtuous character.
-- Jewelie  5/6/2008
This is a beautiful name.
-- IrishRose45  5/21/2008
It's a very pretty name, but the almost inevitable association with Christianity is the reason I wouldn't want to use it myself. This is also far too common as a middle name. I must also admit that the first thing that comes to mind is a little girl rather than a woman, possibly partly because I actually watched The Nanny back in the 90s, and Grace was the youngest child on the show.
-- slight night shiver  5/31/2008
I think that Grace is a rather pretty name. If I ever had a little girl, I might name her Grace Carolyn. This is after my grandmother; her first name is Carolyn, and she always wished her middle name was Grace. Since in my family we are in the practice of middle-naming our children after relatives, and since Grace is a pretty name in its own right, I think that Grace Carolyn would be a nice combination. Grace also has musical connotations to me, such as the song Grace (by U2) and Grace Slick, from Jefferson Airplane.
-- Pippin  7/8/2008
Grace is a very lovely name.
-- yohevid  8/12/2008
French: Grâce, Gracia, Graciane, Graziella
Spanish: Gracia, Engracia
Italian: Grazia, Graziella
Danish: Grace
Dutch: Gratia, Grace
Polish: Gracja(na)
Serbian, Croatian: Gracija
Hungarian, Slovak: Grácia, Gráciana
Czech: Graciana, Graciela, Grace
-- Emilie007  9/22/2008
I think Grace is a lovely name.
-- Anonymous User  11/16/2008
Famous 19th century British bearers:
Grace Aguilar, noted writer.
Grace Darling, who single-handedly rescued several men from a perilous sea.
-- Jonquil  11/21/2008
I think it's pretty it's just a shame the adult Graces I run into are less than graceful and inspiring. Let's hope that changes with all the little Graces now running around.
-- Anonymous User  11/24/2008
I hate, hate, HATE it when people call me Gracie. It is the most diminutive, little-girlish nickname I can think of. The trouble is, Grace doesn't exactly lend itself to any other, better, nicknames. However, I have grown to like my name a lot more because where I live there are very very few Graces and it makes me feel unique. I do, however, get tired of people telling me I have a lovely, old-fashioned name, since I had nothing to do with choosing it. I think Grace as a middle name should be dealt with very carefully and make sure it doesn't interrupt the overall flow of the name.
-- authorgirl  11/24/2008
Grace is the middle name of my little girl. I know Grace is overused as a middle name, but it just goes so well with a lot of first names.
-- Anonymous User  11/25/2008
Fantastic name like fantastic woman Grace Kelly.
-- imojeen  6/16/2009
I think Grace is boring and unoriginal. It always reminds me "Grease".
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2009
A famous bearer was American stage actress Grace Hartman (1907 - 1955). She was well known for her work in musical theatre, specifically "Angel in the Wings", for which she won the first Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.
-- AndrewJKD  8/20/2009
No offense to any Graces, but I hate this name. It has so many harsh and ugly sounds, and it's getting extremely unoriginal as a middle and first name.
-- -Julia-  9/24/2009
Grace is a really beautiful name.
-- italiannames  10/18/2009
For the longest time before I learned what "Grace" meant in religious terms, I thought that the song "Amazing Grace" was about somebody. I kept wondering "who is Grace and why is she so amazing?"
-- gaelruadh19  11/15/2009
I automatically think of Grace Jones whenever I hear the name Grace. Love me some Grace Jones. If I were to name a child Grace it would probably be because of her.
-- AfterDark  2/7/2010
I find the name associated with Christianity. I always thought it was quite a religious name. Don't care for the sound "Grayse" is rather grating. Not a favorite, but very popular.
-- Lilibet  6/9/2010
I have a friend named Grace Sarah and she's so delicate and sweet. I love the way here name flows and the way our Spanish teacher says it.
-- Anonymous User  6/9/2010
My middle name is Grace, and I really wish it was my first name. I hope the name Grace doesn't become too trendy and overused because I would like to name my own daughter Grace one day. Grace was my great grandmothers name and I think it is a beautiful name.
-- Anonymous User  8/12/2010
Beautiful name, but getting way too common.
-- Chrila96  10/9/2010
In general I don't find it a special name, but I dislike it even more so because of its popularity. I'm getting tired of hearing it.
-- Liesl  10/22/2010
This is the name of Dr. Grace Augustine, a xenobotanist and major character in the 2009 movie Avatar.
-- Zanizaila  11/11/2010
I love this name! Though it can be hard to live up to. You're named Grace and all of a sudden people expect you to be graceful. Or maybe not I don't know from experience but it would seem that that might be an issue. Otherwise this name is just so cute and elegant and sweet.
-- adrenalinekat  12/23/2010
I have a workmate named Grace, and she tells me the worst thing about having this name is that people find it very amusing to mention "Amazing Grace" when they meet her.

"Your name's Grace? Wow, that's amazing!"

"Grace? Now that's an amazing name ..."

Etc etc

While most name teasing finishes in high school, apparently adults of all ages still think this kind of banter is very clever and amusing, so it's still going.

Even the work newsletter will say things like, "I'm sure Grace will come up with something amazing for the end of year office party" and stuff like that.

It's interesting that so many people said people called Grace all seem to be clumsy, because Grace actually is rather hefty and klutzy, although I never saw this as an irony considering her name before.
-- keepitreal  1/26/2011
Grace Cahill is the name of Natalie Portman's character in the movie "Brothers".
-- Lady_Skywalker  2/6/2011
It's very cute, but a bit "little girl" like.
-- Black_X  2/21/2011
I am using this as a 2nd middle name. I don't care that it is considered a filler middle name. It just sounds so lovely with Charlotte Olivia. (:
-- Christina Rose  3/5/2011
A famous bearer of the name is actress Grace Jones.
-- earthangel  3/7/2011
I don't really like this as a first name. However, I absolutely LOVE it as a middle name. It sounds good with just about any name you pair it with.
-- Joy12  4/18/2011
The Puritans did NOT invent the name Grace. It was already the name of an English saint in the Middle Ages.
-- thesnowwhiterose  5/4/2011
I only know two Graces and no one with that middle name. It's a very beautiful name. I might name my first daughter Della Grace. I also like Gracia.
-- blondieboo629  8/1/2011
Grace is my name and I used to hate it but now I love it!
I think it's refreshing and beautiful.
-- Grace_Scarlette  8/11/2011
Grace Patricia Kelly was an iconic American actress.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2011
Grace Anna Coolidge was the wife of Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2011
In Spanish it is Gracia. (GRAh-cia).
-- posygarreton  12/22/2011
Grace Margaret is the daughter of American actor Mark Wahlberg and his model wife Rhea Durham.
-- Anonymous User  1/3/2012
If my friend was having a daughter rather than a son, she would have named her Grace. I don't like it as a middle name because it's a bit overdone, but adore it as a first name. All the girls named Grace I've met have been sweet.
-- the_awesome_elf  1/8/2012
This is like the world's most common name! I hear it everywhere and when people have babies, I say what is your baby called? And then I think what am I saying obviously it's called Grace!
-- annon  1/31/2012
Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen is the birth name of American actress and comedian Gracie Allen (1895-1964).
-- Anonymous User  6/1/2012
Beautiful. To me it embodies the gratitude I feel for the existence of this wonderful being who happens to be our daughter. To my husband, it mainly is in memory of his grandmother.
-- regula  7/7/2012
American actor Balthazar Getty and his wife Rosetta have a daughter named Grace (born 2001). Grace has 3 siblings: Cassius, Violet, and June.
-- Anonymous User  8/21/2012
Grace is a beautiful name which shows a high character trait. It's classy but cute and simple. The name grows with a child and isn't too long or short. I love the name!
-- Melys11  12/17/2012
Beautiful and classic, but kind of a "safe" classic name, like lily or Emma. Still very pretty and best used as a first name rather than a middle name!
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2013
"The Ladies of Grace Adieu" is a short story by Susanna Clarke. Grace Adieu is the name of a fictional town in Gloucestershire, England.
-- Anonymous User  1/17/2013
This is the only virtue name I can stand. IMO, the others just sound like words and not names. My family also thinks it's a good name.

Unfortunately, Grace is too common as a first and middle name. If it were ranked lower, I might have chosen it as a name for my future daughter.
-- EstherTester  1/20/2013
St. Grace of Lerida (Gracia)--the patron of Alcira, Valencia, Spain. She was the daughter of a Muslim caliph who converted to Christianity and was martyred in 1180.
-- thesnowwhiterose  6/17/2013
St. Grace was the wife of St. Probus. There is a church named for them in Cornwall, England. Not much is known about them, but legends say that Grace gave the money for Probus to build the church tower. It is also uncertain when they lived, but it was sometime in the early Middle Ages.
-- thesnowwhiterose  6/17/2013
Grace reminds me of that character in the show The Nanny. And it remonds me of that hymm "Amazing Grace". It does sound very religious yes, but, don't hate on the name.
-- CathyE521  11/19/2013
I'm slightly surprised that no one mentioned the children's story Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman. It was one of my favorites as a kid. It's about an African American girl who desperately wants to play Peter Pan in the school play but the other kids laugh at her for even thinking it because she's both black and a girl. It's a cute story with a positive message.
-- C.Ambrosi  12/11/2013
Dr. Grace Holloway was a companion of the Eighth Doctor. She has the rather dubious distinction of being the only companion to kill the Doctor directly (she was trying to operate on one of his hearts, and it didn't work out), and the less dubious distinction (for some fans) of being the first companion to snog the Doctor.
-- VoraLundar  6/17/2014
This is Hazel Lancaster's middle name. She is the main character of The Fault in Our Stars book by John Green.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  7/24/2014
I love that Grace is common because I really adore the name Grace. This is one stunner of a name!
-- LoveHeartKawaii  7/24/2014

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