Girl name origins & meanings
- Latin : Graceful, blessing
What does Grace mean and stand for?
The name Grace, meaning grace, is derived from the the Latin word gratia. It is often given in reference to the Christian concept of divine grace and used as a virtue name.
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’.
Famous people who gave their babies this name
Grace is the number 24 most popular girls name in the US, according to 2018 Social Security Administration data. It has remained in the top 25 names since 2000; however, it has been slowly declining in popularity since 2016.
However, it is the 50th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.
According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Grace was at its peak popularity in September 2017.
The name Grace first rose to popularity in the 16th century when it was adopted by the Puritans from the name Gracia, which was used during the Middle Ages. Today, Grace is considered a classic name for girls, thanks in part to Grace Kelly, who we can attribute its rise in popularity to. In fact, it has remained steadily popular since 1875, when it was the 11th most popular name for girls.