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Gender: F Origin of Grace: English, virtue name Grace's Popularity in 2014: #21

Grace is now just outside the Top 20, but who would have thought such a simple and pure virtue name as Grace, which originally referred to divine grace, could ever become trendy? Because that's what Grace is, chosen by celebrities such as Mark Wahlberg, Ed Burns, and Christy Turlington, and given to 7,500 girls in 2014.

Grace is one of the most luminous of names, recalling the cool elegance of Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco. It existed as Gracia in the Middle Ages, but was not in common use until the Puritans adopted it along with other Christian attribute names in the sixteenth century. Embraced by Americans of the Victorian era, it was the eleventh most popular name in this country in 1875.

Grace is currently even more popular in other countries than it is here—Number 2 in Northern Ireland, 4 in Ireland, 11 in England and Wales, 11 in Australia, 13 in Scotland, and 23 in Canada.

If Grace is too overused for you, consider an exotic variation like Engracia or Graziella. Some parents have even migrated into the boys' camp in search of Grace equivalents such as Gray or Grayson. Choosing nickname Gracie for the birth certificate is an increasingly popular option—she now ranks at Number 162.

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Famous People Named Grace

Grace Patricia Kelly, American actress and Princess of Monaco
Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie "Gracie" Allen, American comedienne and actress
Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, First Lady of the U.S. as wife of President Calvin Coolidge
Grace Pearl Ingalls Dow, sister of American novelist Laura Ingalls Wilder
Grace Slick (born Grace Barnett Wing), American singer of band Jefferson Airplane
Grace Paley, American novelist
Grace Bannon, American actress
Grace Coddington, Welsh model and magazine editor
Grace Darling, English lighthouse keeper and shipwreck rescuer
Grace Marguerite Hay Drummond-Hay, English journalist and first woman to go around the world by air
Grace Min, American tennis player
Grace Evelyn Gifford, Irish artist and cartoonist
Grace Dunham, American actress and sister of actress and writer Lena Dunham
Grace Jane Gummer, American actress, daughter of actress Meryl Streep
Grace Anne Helbig, American YouTuber
Grace Hightower, American actress; wife of actor Robert De Niro
Grace Murray Hopper, American computer scientist and Navy admiral
(Beverly) Grace Jones, Jamaican singer and actress
Grace (Chung) Kelly, American jazz saxophonist
Grace Lee Boggs, American feminist author
Grace Lee, South Korean TV presenter
Grace Lee Whitney (born Mary Ann Chase), American actress
Grace Meng, U.S. Congresswoman from New York
Grace Metalious (born Marie Grace DeRepentigny), American novelist
Grace Park, Canadian actress
Grace Mugabe, wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Grace Victoria Phipps, American actress/singer
Grace Plantagenet, illegitimate daughter of Britain's King Edward IV
Grace Potter, American rock singer of band The Nocturnals
Grace Rundhaug, American actress
Grace Zabriskie, American actress
Grace Hartzel, American model
(Winona) Grace MacInnis, Canadian MP
Charlie Grace Thurston (b. 2015), daughter of Johnathan Thurston
Grace (b. 2003), daughter of model Christy Turlington
Grace Avery (b. 2010), daughter of actor Kevin Costner
Grace Elisabeth (b. 2005), daughter of TV personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Grace Isabella (b. 2007), daughter of soccer player Mia Hamm
Grace Margaret (b. 2010), daughter of actor Mark Wahlberg

Pop Culture References for the Name Grace

Grace, character in "Little Prudy" series by Sophie May
Grace Elizabeth Adler, character on "Will & Grace"
Grace Beauchamp, character on "Holby City"
Grace Bertrand, character on "American Horror Story"
Grace Violet Blood, character on "Skins"
Grace Kathleen Bowman, character on"The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
Grace Brady, character on "Days of Our Lives"
Grace Brisbane, character in "The Wolves of Mercy Falls" series by Maggie Stiefivator
Grace Cahill, character in "Brothers"
Grace Choi, character in DC Comics
Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, character in "Fifty Shades of Grey" series
Grace Kelly, character on "Grace Under Fire"
Dr. Grace Kwan, character on "Shortland Street"
Grace Makutsi, character in "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" series
Grace Olubunmi, character on "EastEnders"
Grace Peyton, daughter on "Nurse Jackie"
Grace Sheffield, daughter on "The Nanny"
Grace Stamper, character in "Armageddon"
Grace Trey, character in "Grace Unplugged"
Grace Van Pelt, character on "The Mentalist"
Grace Whitney, character on "Dance Academy"
The Grace, South Korean pop group
"Grace is Gone," Dave Matthews song and 2007 film
"Grace," song and album by Jeff Buckley

Gracey, Graci, Graciane, Gracie, Graciella, Gracina, Gracinia, Gracious, Gracy, Graecie, Graice, Gratiana, Gratiela, Gratiella, Gray, Grayce, Graysie

Grace's International Variations

Grazielle (French) Gratia (German) Arete (Greek) Kalake (Hawaiian) Grania, Grainne (Irish) Graziosa, Graziella, Grazia (Italian) Grazyna (Polish) Graca, Gracinha (Portuguese) Engracia, Graciana, Gracia, Graciela (Spanish)

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