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Names That Mean Grace

Baby names meaning grace imply beauty, gentleness, and kindness. Grace or gracious is a lovely meaning for a name for both girls and boys. You may hope your child possesses physical grace but perhaps more important is grace of personality and of spirit. Names with grace in the meaning often reference God -- John and all the names that stem from it, for instance, mean "God is gracious" -- but not always. If you love the meaning of grace or you're looking for a name that will inspire grace and graciousness in your child, browse this list of names that mean grace for girls and boys.

  • Amara

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Strong, attractive, and stylish, Amara is a true multicultural choice enjoying some popularity in both the US and the UK. The two meanings we list are the best-known, but Amara is also a Sanskrit... Read More 

  • Ana

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Pared-down form loses none of the name's grace or power. Ana is one of the most popular Spanish names for girls in the US.Read More 

  • Anaelle

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Also spelled Anael, this offers a new spin on an old standard. Or even a couple of old standards, if you count Annabelle.Read More 

  • Anais

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Anais is an unusual, exotic name forever attached to the daring French-born American novelist and diarist Anais Nin (born Angela, with Anais as one of her middle names), who became the inspiration... Read More 

  • Anice

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This name is rare even in Scotland, but has many more popular diminutive forms such as Annella and Annot.Read More 

  • Anita

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Once a Top 100 name, this Spanish diminutive of Ana still retains some of her Latin flair. A notable namesake is noted attorney Anita Hill, another is the great jazz singer Anita O'Day. Plus... Read More 

  • Anja

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Anja is one of the most exotic of several versions of Ann/Anna now being imported, also including Anya and Annika.

    Anja is heard in several European cultures, including Germany,... Read More 

  • Ann

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Ann, the name of the sainted mother of the Virgin Mary, was among the top girls’ names for centuries, in both the original English Ann spelling and... Read More 

  • Anna

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Anna has become the dominant form of the Ann family, having been firmly in the Top 25 for years and only slipping in the past couple years. Anna offers a touch of the exotic and a bit more style... Read More 

  • Annalee

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A compound name with an old-fashioned ring. It only first appeared on the US Top 1000 in 2012. Annalie is a somewhat different name that is nevertheless pronounced the same.Read More 

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