Names That Mean Grace

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Baby names meaning grace imply beauty, gentleness, and kindness. Grace or gracious is a lovely meaning for a name for both girls and boys.

Grace itself is the top name meaning grace. Along with Grace, names that mean grace in the US Top 1000 include Jane, Anne, Hannah, Nancy, and Joanna for girls, and John, Jack, Evan, Ian, and Shane for boys.

Unique baby names meaning grace or gracious that make our recommended list include Amara, Anouk, Engracia, Sian, and Siobhan for girls, along with Ivlan, Milan, and Esmond for 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

    The name Amara is a girl's name of Italian, Greek, African origin meaning "grace or bitter". Amara is the Italian word for bitter, from the same root as Mary and Miriam. It has separate roots in... Read More 

  • Ana

    The name Ana is a girl's name of Spanish, Portuguese origin meaning "grace". Pared-down form loses none of the name's grace or power. Ana is one of the most popular Read More 

  • Anaelle

    The name Anaelle is a girl's name of Breton origin meaning "grace". 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

    The name Anais is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "grace". Anais is an unusual, exotic name forever attached to the daring French-born American novelist and diarist Anais Nin (born Angela,... Read More 

  • Anice

    The name Anice is a girl's name meaning "pure, virginal". Anice and Annis are variations of Agnes that have fallen from use, perhaps because of pronunciation issues. Neither spelling was used... Read More 

  • Anita

    The name Anita is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "grace; unguided". Once a Top 100 name, this Spanish diminutive of Ana still retains some of her Latin flair. A notable namesake is noted... Read More 

  • Anja

    The name Anja is a girl's name of German, Russian origin meaning "grace". Anja is one of the most exotic of several versions of Ann/Anna now being imported, also including Anya and Annika. ... Read More 

  • Ann

    The name Ann is a girl's name of Hebrew, English origin meaning "grace". Ann, the name of the sainted mother of the Virgin Mary, was among the top Read More 

  • Anna

    The name Anna is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "grace". Anna is the Latin form of Hannah, a Hebrew name that derived from root chanan, meaning “grace.” European Christians... Read More 

  • Annalee

    The name Annalee is a girl's name of English origin meaning "grace; pasture". A compound name with an old-fashioned ring. It only first appeared on the US Top 1000 in 2012. Annalie is a somewhat... Read More 

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