First coined as a name by the Puritans in the 17th century, Grace is from the English vocabulary word grace, which means, according to Merriam Webster:


  1. a : unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification
    b : a virtue coming from God
    c : a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace
  2. a : approval, favor
    b archaic : mercy, pardon
    c : a special favor : privilege
    d : disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency e : a temporary exemption : reprieve
  3. a : a charming or attractive trait or characteristic
    b : a pleasing appearance or effect : charm
    c : ease and suppleness of movement or bearing
  4. —used as a title of address or reference for a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop
  5. : a short prayer at a meal asking a blessing or giving thanks
  6. plural capitalized : three sister goddesses in Greek mythology who are the givers of charm and beauty
  7. : a musical trill, turn, or appoggiatura
  8. a : sense of propriety or right
    b : the quality or state of being considerate or thoughtful

Grace was extremely popular in the USA in the 1880s, and has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity since the 1990s. It is currently very popular as a middle name as well.

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See Also: Gracie

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