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Gender: Female Origin of Grace: English, virtue name Grace's Popularity in 2017: #21

The name Grace is a girl's name of Latin origin. Grace is ranked #21 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia - with middles!".

From the experts:

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.

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—it's ranked highly in Northern Ireland, Ireland, England and Wales, Australia, Scotland, and 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 a popular option.

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Famous People Named Grace

Grace O'Malley, Irish pirate
Grace Patricia Kelly, Princess consort of Rainier III of Monaco, American actress
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
Grace Elizabeth Dever, American actress & model
Grace Burns (b. 2003), daughter of model Christy Turlington and actor/director Edward Burns
Grace Avery Costner (b. 2010), daughter of actor Kevin Costner
Grace Elisabeth Hasselbeck (b. 2005), daughter of TV personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Grace Isabella Garciaparra (b. 2007), daughter of athletes Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra; twin of sister Ava Caroline
Grace Margaret Wahlberg (b. 2010), daughter of actor Mark Wahlberg
Grace Pauline Kelley (b. 1996), daughter of singer Wynonna Judd and Arch Kelley
Grace Jones (b. 1997), daughter of TV presenter Fern Britton and Clive Jones
Charlie Grace Thurston (b. 2015), daughter of Johnathan Thurston
Grace Avery Vanderwaal, singer/songwriter/ukulele player and winner of America's Got Talent 2016.
Grace Legote, South African rhythmic gymnast

Pop Culture References for the name Grace

Dr. Grace Devlin, character in TV's "The Mob Doctor"
Grace, character in "Little Prudy" series by Sophie May
Grace Elizabeth Adler, character on NBC's "Will & Grace"
Grace Beauchamp, character on "Holby City"
Grace Bertrand, character on FX's "American Horror Story"
Grace Violet Blood, character on E4's "Skins"
Grace Kathleen Bowman, character on ABC's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
Grace Brady, character on NBC's "Days of Our Lives"
Dr. Grace Holloway, character in the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie
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 BBC One's "EastEnders"
Grace Peyton, Jackie's daughter on Showtime's "Nurse Jackie"
Grace Sheffield, daughter on "The Nanny"
Grace Stamper, character in "Armageddon"
Grace Trey, character in "Grace Unplugged"
Grace Van Pelt, character on CBS' "The Mentalist"
Grace Whitney, character on ABC1 and ABC3's "Dance Academy"
The Grace, South Korean pop group
"Grace is Gone," Dave Matthews song and 2007 film
"Grace," song and album by Jeff Buckley
Grace Dagenhart, character in "Fran Bow"
Grace, a character from "The 5th Wave" book series by Rick Yancey
Grace Wilde, character from "Hello, I Love You" by Katie M. Stout
Grace Dennet, character in Mary Kubica's novel "The Good Girl"
Grace Kelly, song by Mika
Grace Tempest, character in "Vampirates" book series
Grace, character on Freeform's "The Fosters"
Grace Barrows, character on CBS' "Salvation"
Grace Williams, character on CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" reboot
"Alias Grace," TV miniseries, with Grace Marks as lead character

Grace's International Variations

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