My name is Gracie and I feel this name ages very well from personal experience. This is a more timeless, classic, “older, ” and sophisticated name as you get older despite many thinking it sounds quite youthful. I was named after my great aunt who went by Gracie her entire life, never a nickname such as Grace and everybody who has commented on my name has told me it’s either 1) beautiful, 2) classic/not something you hear much of anymore in a good way, or 3) is very sophisticated and graceful. I much prefer to go by Gracie than to ever have the nickname of “Grace.” Grace seems much too plain for my liking and I don’t feel it oozes the same essence that Gracie does. Gracie suited me as a baby and a child and it’s suiting me more so as an adult. Career wise I feel the name Gracie doesn’t hold me back at all, if anything I think this name holds a lot of strength in its own very feminine way - mind you, I am an interior designer so I think the Grace/beautiful meaning aspect of this name suits my career path well. Personally I love having this name - I couldn’t imagine any other name suiting me the way this does. For those who say to put Grace on the birth certificate and call them Gracie you should keep in mind that not everybody raves about the name Grace. In fact, I dislike being called Grace very much and so did the aunt I’m named after (I have also seen on other sites that other Gracies dislike Grace as well). So just keep that in mind when considering Gracie as just a nickname - not everybody loves it. Gracie is different yet classic and I think if Grace is too plain for your liking than it’s a great choice to consider. I get compliments on it all of the time and I definitely love my name.
Graciexaddisonx  3/12/2019
I hate these comments about how the name Gracie sound young, and immature. What's wrong with your name sounding young? I love the more "formal" names, but I'm just tired of them! Why can't it be more of Maggie, Abby and stuff like that? I'm sick of people saying that names like Heather and Jennifer are the best and all the other names are immature!
― Anonymous User  1/22/2019
I am very nice, so I do like the ratings, but why does it say it is strange, it is not.
Waffles  11/3/2018
Ugh. Grace is much better.
kayisforkeen  8/14/2018
Gracie is an anthropomorphic giraffe character in the Animal Crossing series that owns the fictional brand of GracieGrace. Where as in their original region of Japan, they’re referred to as a male using him and he pronouns, in the US and Europe, Gracie is known as female, possibly to avoid controversy of their effeminate behavior.
DanielRivera  7/5/2018
Gracie is an "old fashioned" name that continues to keep coming back into use. Every female I have met with the name Gracie has been sweet and respectful. Those I've met with the name Grace have been unpleasant to be around and selfish. My daughter's name is Gracie. She is now 17 and everyone who meets her loves her and her name. Nothing about her name being Gracie makes her immature or uneducated. She is in the top 10 in her class of 523 students and has a full scholarship when she graduates. She is my "saving grace" but she will always be called Gracie. Her name defines her!
Faithful believer  6/20/2018
My name is Grace, but only close family and friends really ever call me Gracie. I once had a teacher who called me Gracie though. It is childish, but I really don't mind because it also makes me feel like someone else likes me enough to be affectionately playful by calling me Gracie, instead of just Grace.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2017
The name Gracie is beautiful. I love the combo Gracie-Mae I think that is just the most gorgeous name!♥.
― Anonymous User  11/3/2016
My name is Gracie and I am now 13 years old. I think that my name sounds very pretty and clean and I would love to be called Gracie as an adult. The name Gracie is beautiful and would you rather be named Grace and only have Gracie as a nickname? I would rather be named the name Gracie and have Grace as a nickname :)
gracie.parker  10/19/2016
This is one of my favourite names. It is really pretty, cute, so sweet and timeless. A lot of people seem to think Gracie is a youthful name because it started off as a nickname, however I disagree because names like Katie, Rosie, Evie etc, all come from nicknames and to me, Gracie is no different. The name Gracie is not just a nickname, It's a great first name that I think is way better than the overused Grace. I love the name Gracie and I think anyone with the first name Gracie is very lucky to have this name. Just perfect.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2016
I personally am named Graciela, but no one ever calls me that, only in business matters, and my family when they're mad at me, lol. But all my life Ive been called Gracie, and I'm kind of offended by people saying it sounds childish, I never thought of it as sounding childish. We didn't choose our own name, we're stuck with it. And for the record, everyone pictures Gracie's to be blonde with blue eyes, I'm nothing like that and I can guarantee no one would think my name was Gracie.
Gracie  3/17/2016
And Gracie (the comment a couple ones up) I actually have blonde hair and blue eyes :) lolo.
gracie.parker  10/19/2016
Gracie is a nickname originally coming from Grace, which is kind of odd since nicknames are meant to be SHORTER than the actual name. Gracie is meant more for children, grown-ups with this name must feel awkward having such a childish name.
_Cozy_  2/9/2016
I didn't think a monosyllabic name like Grace needed a diminutive in the first place, but I guess they created one anyway. But then people started naming their daughters Gracie, the diminutive, instead of just Grace.

I don't like it when parents give their children whole names that are diminutives of other names, and Gracie is no exception. Grace seems to work on girls and women of all ages and almost all backgrounds, but Gracie won't age well by itself. With that being said, why did Gracie crack the top hundred a few years back?
YITYNR  2/5/2016
My first name is Martha but Ive gone by my middle name, Grace, for as long as I can remember. I was called Gracie until about 7th grade when I decided it was too young for me. Of course I'm older now and I despise being called Gracie. I like the name Grace as my middle name, but I really would rather go by my first name, Martha, but with Mar or Mara as a nickname for it. But of course no one will call me that so I go by Grace, I like it okay, to me it sounds very modern and mature with just the right mix of playfulness. And while most people disagree with me on this, I don't think it sounds very girly or feminine at all, to me it's more urban-y and even tomboyish, to be named on an adventurous, comical and outspoken girl. It just sounds very modern and indie/hipster-y. I like Grace, but Gracie is just awful. If you want a nickname for a name, go with something SHORTER not longer, for Christ's sake. I love Gray or Cece as a nickname for Grace, Gray for the more tomboy girls and Cece for the more girly girls. I actually get called Gray quite often and I like it. All in all, Gracie will get tiring and sound childish. Grace is so much better, just find a more creative nickname like Gray and Cece.
thatNYgirl  1/10/2016
Gracie sounds very childish to me. I can't imagine anyone older than 6 with this name.
Luvbug86  11/14/2015
I am 56 and love my name. I am a very mature woman. Don’t disrespect my name you common fool! I know a thing or two from my grandchildren, Gracie jr. and Grayson, I know who Kevin Gates is. I know the disgusting foul language used in his song “luv bug” so I can automatically understand how immature you are Mrs. Luv bug.  10/8/2019
I honestly don't like the name but I have a few friends with this name. Even though I don't like it, it is a pretty and elegant name.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2015
I don't understand why everyone is saying not to put Gracie on the birth certificate! Why not? My 3 kids are Lucy, Charlie and Max not the long version and I get the same thing about why didn't I put the other version on the birth certificate! Well, my response is because this is the name I want them to be called! Gracie is a name I am thinking about for my 4th baby and I would use Gracie not Grace because Gracie is the name I love! Beautiful, Classic, Sweet and perfect name:)
Carrielwilson  8/9/2015
My name is Gracie and I don't think it fits me. It's just because I'm more a rebel. I think Gracie is a pretty name. Also, most people with the name Gracie are very cute.
gurlllll__  4/28/2015
What's wrong with Grace? Gracie sounds absolutely terrible and won't grow with a kid at all.
twlightblack11  3/8/2015
Gracie is a pretty, girly and cute name. (#⌒∇⌒#)ゞ I DON'T agree with people saying something along the lines of: "name her Grace on the birth certificate, and call her 'Gracie' as a nickname". If people like a nickname as a name, then let them use it! Why should they use a full version of a name if they secretly dislike it and really prefer the nickname? I am in a similar case where I prefer the name "Janie" more than the name "Jane" and I plan on using Janie instead of Jane on the birth certificate. Respect people's well thought out decisions! Be grateful names like Gracie and Janie actually have good meanings, 'kay?! ಠ╭╮ಠ.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2014
This is the name of Selena Gomez's younger half-sister. Her full name is Gracie Elliot Teefey (born June 12, 2013).
― Anonymous User  7/22/2014
Hmm, I personally take a little bit of offense from all these comments about Gracie being a horrible given name and not able to age well! I have to disagree completely, and not just because it is my own given name. I'm only 21 right now, but I haven't felt like my name de-matures me in anyway. I don't see how it's different from names like Casey, Hailey, Emily etc. Anything that ends in a "ie" "y" "ey" sound has a cutesy effect to it, in my opinion, and Gracie is even more classic than ones like Hailey or zoey or Kaylee. I'm going to be called Gracie my whole life--at age 2, 7, 27, 48, 74 etc... if people really condescend because it doesn't sound serious enough, at least my name isn't something like 'Princess' or ya know... 'North West.'

And to whomever said it was like making "Abigailie" etc a given name--I think adding "ie" to the end of one-syllable names is completely different and perfectly acceptable. I would have no problem putting Janie, Evie or Katie on a birth certificate. I believe in naming a kid what they're going to be called regularly, and saving the nicknames for a more special association. My parents call me Gracie regularly, and then call me "Grace Monster" because I was a crazy little kid and they would call me that when I got wild. And sometimes my dad calls me just Grace like in a "oh hey, Grace!" when I telephone him kind of way. What's wrong with that?
grrrrracie  6/27/2013
I don't think you should put Gracie on a birth certificate, and although it's a little better I don't think you should put Ellie either. Some names are better left as nicknames for longer, more sophisticated names, just in case the bearer wants to sound a little more professional one day. I can imagine a forty year old woman or a doctor named Grace, but something like Dr. Gracie Smith sounds really ridiculous. There's really nothing wrong with Grace and if you're so worried about its popularity, just use something else. It's really not worth it. Nicknames are for fun, if the bearer doesn't like their full name, or if its too long. Not to be used as full names.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2013
Why not use Gracie on a birth certificate? The name is very sweet and it does age well. Have parents had a hard time using Mary, Lily or Ellie on birth certificates? What makes Gracie different? It's lovely.
― Anonymous User  3/20/2013
This is really, horribly infantile. Just name the kid Grace and call them this as a nickname if you like it so much, but do not use this as real, legal name. It sounds too immature.
sunshinechild67  12/25/2012
My mother's name is Grace and she has gone by Gracie ever since I can remember. I think it's lovely!
Ruta Graveolens  10/26/2012
Gracie Gold (born 1995 in Newton, Massachusetts) is an American figure skater.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2012
My name is Grace and I HATE it when people call me Gracie, it's childish and annoying. All the Graces I know can't stand it either, and trust me I know A LOT of Graces (very popular name though I can't work out why).
― Anonymous User  5/27/2012
Gracie is the daughter of American country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. Gracie's siblings are Maggie and Audrey.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2012
"Gracie" was the name chosen for himself by Graeme Garden in an episode of the TV comedy series "the Goodies" when he was pretending to be a teenage schoolgirl (complete with gym tunic and hockey stick) - presumably because it was the closest thing to a female form of Graeme that he could think of.

Tim and Bill teased him by calling him "Amazing Gracie".
keepitreal  1/26/2011
Oh, gag.
vomiting  1/23/2011
I can't believe people saying that this shouldn't be on a birth certificate.
Gracie is just fine as is.
Dancing_Dragonfly  1/20/2011
Uhhh. Very very cute nickname. But don't put this on your daughter's birth certificate.
Chrila96  10/4/2010
"Gracie Lou Freebush" was the undercover name of Sandra Bullock's FBI character in 'Miss Congeniality'.
JW41926  5/4/2010
I disagree with the people who are suggesting you should just name her Grace and call her Gracie. Why not name her Gracie and she can go by the shortened version of Grace if she prefers? It's not like as an adult or even student you can't say on day one "Hi, I'm Gracie but I go by Grace." Although I personally think Gracie can sound sophisticated even as an adult anyway! Beautiful and sweet name.
Msserna  3/15/2010
My mother wanted to name me Gracie. Personally, I prefer the name Grace, with Gracie as a nickname. Gracie sounds very youthful. But it would have been horrible on me, since my last name begins with Gr, and I am far from graceful.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2010
Dame Gracie Fields (1898-1979) was a famous and much-loved English singer. Her real name was Grace Stansfield.
Simarlarly, Gracie Allen's real name was Grace - born Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen (too bad about the Ethel!).

Gracie is cute - as a nickname for the more grown-up and dignified Grace, as in these examples.
Just Jonquil  9/15/2009
Pronunciation in any languages is "grah-TSI-ye".
MaggieSimpson  7/22/2009
I don't understand why people put this on the birth certificate. It's even longer than Grace! You can still call her Gracie if her name is Grace; but then it gives her an alternative. Imagine a teacher bellowing at you "Gracie!" or a boss talking about "Gracie". It's not so sweet then, it's kind of awkward. Best to name her Grace and let her choose who addresses her by a familiar nickname.

For me, it's almost like putting "Graciekins" or "Sweetheart" on the birth certificate.
aquamarina  2/20/2009
This is such a sweet name. Even what it means: grace, graceful, graceous. And then Gracie just makes me think of a little girl (and even an adult) who is full of grace, smiling, compassionate. Great name. Too bad it has fallen back in popularity a bit everywhere as of now. It's too sweet, just Gracie.
diamond  4/28/2008
I hate this name. Why not Grace instead? Those ludicrous diminutives. It's as silly as naming your daughter Vanessie, Abigailie, Madeleinie or Scarlettie, just to put an example. It may be cute as a pet form, but JUST THAT.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2007
I think I have to agree with Mindy. Name her Grace, and call her Gracie. When she gets to be an adult, she can go by Grace.
Patricia Underwood  2/6/2008
Very cute as a nickname for Grace, but I don't like it as a full name on a birth certificate.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2007
Yay! This is my name. My name is actually Mary Grace, but my nickname has been Gracie since I can remember. Overall, I think it's a great name up until about college. Then it gets a little young. I'm glad I have Mary Grace to fall back on when I'm an adult, but it's been a great childhood name.
gracielou16  1/22/2007
Country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's eldest daughter is named Gracie Katherine.

This was also the nickname of the youngest daughter on the 1990s sitcom "The Nanny".
Diamante04  10/10/2006
This is my name and I love it! I hate it when people call me Grace for short though.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2006
Gracie Allen was a famous actress/comedienne. She was married to George Burns.
breakofday  12/22/2005
Yay! This is my name! I love it, even though sometimes it gets sort of boring. But it's still awesome!
GracieLou  10/2/2005
I love this name. It sounds so sweet and delicate and feminine. I like it a lot better than the parent form "Grace" which has always sounded so stern and matronly to me for some reason. I have three girls named Gracie, Savannah and Charlotte! I love names that sound feminine, classic and timeless, I guess!
proud mama  9/30/2005
Means: having to do with grace, something precious, godsend.
moeyo  1/30/2005

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