Meaning and Origin of: Grace

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Graceful, blessing

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : nickname from Middle English, Old French grace ‘charm’, ‘pleasantness’ (Latin gratia).
  • English : from the female personal name Grace, which was popular in the Middle Ages. This seems in the first instance to have been from a Germanic element grīs ‘gray’ (see Grice 1), but was soon associated by folk etymology with the Latin word meaning ‘charm’.