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See also: grace, Graces, grâce, and Grâce




From the noun grace, first used by Puritans in the 16th century. In Roman Catholic use it may refer to Our Lady of Graces, cognate with Italian Grazia.


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  1. A female given name.
    • 1648 Robert Herrick, Hesperides:
      To The Handsome Mistress Grace Potter: As is your name, so is your comely face / Touch'd everywhere with such a diffused grace /
    • 1839 George William MacArthur Reynolds: Grace Darling, or the Heroine of the Fern Islands: page 24:
      Grace does not belie her name; for she is indeed a sweet girl, modest and unassuming, and appearing to be unconscious of having done anything great or noble. - OBSERVER, Dec.16, 1838.
    • 1965 Naomi Long Madgett: Her Story, Star By Star, Harlo Press :
      They named me Grace and waited for a light and agile dancer. / But some trick of genes mixed me up / And instead I turned out big and black and burly.
    • 2002 Deborah Paul, Amazing Grace, Indianapolis Monthly, June 2002, page 249:
      Had I given birth to a daughter of my own, I'd like to have called her Grace, a classic and poetic name, one that illuminates a person of dignity and poise.
  2. A city in Idaho.
  3. An unincorporated community in Kentucky.
  4. An unincorporated community in Mississippi.