If your name is Grace, you generally display the quality for which you are named (grace). You are a quiet, independent, fairly serious person, who is sometimes more deep and spiritually-minded than others seem to be able to understand. You are a seeker who understands that there is more to life than meets the naked eye, and you seek to discover the answers through spiritual, mystical, or religious questioning. At the same time, you appreciate the answers to be found in science and have true aptitude for discovering the secrets of the universe in this way as well.
You are truly inspired by the natural beauty all around you, and if you are in need of recharging your batteries, nature is the place to which you will seek to escape. As both a sensitive and intellectual soul, you are drawn to fine music, art, literature, and poetry. You also tend to be quite poetic and artistic in your self-expression, finding that it is often easier to express yourself in writing than in the spoken word.
You are most comfortable in small social gatherings of a few close friends than in large groups of people, and as you are a private person by nature, you generally don’t share too much of yourself with those you don’t know very well.
The girls’ name Grace comes directly from the English word “grace” meaning “elegance of motion, charm.” The English word is originally derived from the Latin word “gratia.” Naming for specific virtues or moral qualities became popular among the Puritans in the 17th century. Other names in this vein include Hope, Charity, Faith, etc.
The name Grace has been popular in the United States for more than a century. Though it did lose some of its popularity from the 1960s through the 1980s, it has since found its way back to its consistently popular position. It became especially popular beginning in the mid-1990s, when old-fashioned names became all the rage, proving that everything old is new again.
Our list of famous Graces includes one fictional Grace and several real life Graces. Starting with the fictional is slightly neurotic interior designer Grace Adler of the television sitcom Will & Grace. Portrayed by Debra Messing and long lovelorn for her gay college boyfriend Will, Grace eventually married Leo, portrayed by Harry Connick, Jr. In the world of real life Graces, the most iconic Grace is actress and Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly. Another famous Grace is Gracie Allen, wife and comic foil of George Burns (“Say goodnight, Gracie.”) Rounding out our list is Jamaican singer, actress, and model Grace Jones and singer, songwriter and model Grace Slick.