Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. GRAYS
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Meaning & History

From the English word grace, which ultimately derives from Latin gratia. This was one of the virtue names created in the 17th century by the Puritans. The actress Grace Kelly (1929-1982) was a famous bearer.

This name was very popular in the English-speaking world at the end of the 19th century. Though it declined in use over the next 100 years, it staged a successful comeback at the end of the 20th century. The American sitcom Will and Grace (1998-2006) may have helped, though the name was already strongly rising when it premiered. It was the top name for girls in England and Wales in 2006.

Related Names

DiminutiveGracie
Other Languages & CulturesGratia(Dutch) Grazia, Graziella(Italian) Gracja(Polish) Graça, Gracília(Portuguese) Gracia, Graciela(Spanish)
User SubmissionsGrâce, Grace

People think this name is

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Name Days

France: August 21 (as Grâce)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022