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Quick Facts on Gracie

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, French, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 166
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Gracie

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Gracie

Gracie was originally a pet form for the name Grace but has now become an independent given name. Grace is from the vocabulary word meaning, quite obviously, “grace.” The word comes to the English-speaking world via the Old French from the Latin “gratia.” Grace is essentially a gift from God that frees us from sin, and it’s also considered a state of elegance and beauty, of dignity and forgiveness. The name has been in usage and popular throughout Europe since the late medieval period (14th and 15th centuries). Names that stood for “moral qualities” (e.g., Faith, Hope, Charity, Patience, etc.), became a style of Puritan naming which was brought to America.

Popularity of the Name Gracie

Gracie has been a stand-alone name on the American naming charts for well over a century. While typically thought of as a pet form of Grace, parents in the United States have been using Gracie as a given name for longer than we would have thought. The name enjoyed moderate usage as we entered the 20th century, but began to decline quickly thereafter. Gracie basically disappears from usage between 1970 and the mid-1990s. Then, abruptly, it comes screaming back onto the charts. It increases by an almost unprecedented 900 positions on the charts in ten short years. Since the mid-2000s, Gracie is bouncing on and off the Top 100 list of most-favored girls’ names in the United States. Its popularity shadows the success of Grace which also soared back into the American psyche around the same time. It’s a cuter alternative to the more severe Grace, but maybe not quite as “graceful.”
Popularity of the Girl Name Gracie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Gracie

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Gracie

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Gracie

    Gracie We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Gracie.

  • Popular Songs on Gracie

    Popular Songs on Gracie

    Ain't It Amazing Gracie - a song by Buck Owens

    Gracie - a song by Ben Folds

    Gracie - a song by Michael Smith

    Gracie's Recapture - an instrumental by Peter Gabriel

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Gracie

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Gracie

    Gracie & Grandma (Iben Sandemose) - This is the first in a four book series about the adventures of the precocious preschooler, Gracie. Each day, Grandma takes care of Gracie after preschool, an increasing trend in multigenerational families. Like many successful childrens book series, Gracie & Grandma tells the story of everyday life for a young child. Gracie goes to preschool, plays with her Grandmas cat, takes a bath, and helps make dinner. Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Gracie (Suzanne Weyn) - Set in 1978 in South Orange, New Jersey, Gracie tells the moving story of 16-year-old Gracie Bowen whose middle-class family life revolves almost entirely around soccer. Tragedy unexpectedly strikes when Gracie's older brother, star of the high school varsity team and her closest confidant, is killed in a drunk-driving accident. Wracked with grief over her family's loss, Gracie decides to fill the void left on her brother's team by petitioning the local school board to allow her to play in the boys' soccer league. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Gracie and the Emperor (Errol Broome) - Set on the remote island of St. Helena, this novel explores the final exile and death of Napoléon Bonaparte. Eleven-year-old Gracie is a motherless Chinese/Caucasian girl whose life drastically changes upon Napoléon's arrival. Her father, sullen and disagreeable since his wife's death, struggles to make ends meet. To help out, Gracie gets a job as a maid at The Briars, where Napoléon is temporarily in residence. Through her eyes, readers see the island's social hierarchy and ethnic diversity, and how the people prospered with Napoléon's presence. She meets Gilbert the stable boy, Toby the slave gardener, the servants Mrs. Pratt and Kitty and, from a distance, sees General Bonaparte. As her friendship with Gilbert blossoms, so does her relationship with her father, who finally reveals her family's history. With her clever, resourceful ways, Gracie is an appealing character who keeps readers' interest. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Gracie Gannon: Middle School Zero (Mary Elizabeth Anderson) - Middle schooler Gracie Gannon overcomes bullying and self-doubts, gaining new insights about her own beauty, the value of a loving family, true friendship, and what is important in life. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Gracie Goat's Big Bike Race (Erin Mirabella) - When Howard Horse invites his friends to a bike competition, everyone is excited — except Gracie Goat. She doesn't know how to ride a bike, and is so scared she refuses to try. Fortunately her Grandma convinces her to face her fears. Children will relate to Gracie's self-doubt as well as her persistence in this sensitive, upbeat story featuring colorful images by award-winning illustrator Lisa Horstman. The book includes fitness tips for children to put into practice as they play. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Gracie Goes to Grandma's (Carrie Dunn) - Gracie's imagination creates a world of fun when she helps her Grandma with ordinary chores such as potting flowers, hanging laundry and mopping the kitchen floor. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Gracie Graves and the Kids from Room 402 (Betty Paraskevas) - "Gracie Graves had little silver curls,/ Fourteen boys and fourteen girls," begins the text, while a wayward drawing features a prim schoolteacher seated at a large wooden desk. Individual rhymes about Gracie's 28 pupils follow, and here the Paraskevases round up familiar targets for jokes-a kid who vomits after eating 16 Twinkies at the Halloween party; a boy who brings odiferous lunches; the girl who is a "chubby-plus"; the math whiz whose clothes don't fit. It's not high art, but the Paraskevases have a handle on grade-school grotesquerie. Perusing their volume is like reading some kooky stranger's yearbook. Recommended for ages 6-10.

    Gracie Grey (Nancy McKell Gomez) - A family of Canada geese is suddenly stopped short in their travels south for the winter when Isabelle, one of the goslings, falls ill. But oldest sister Gracie Grey quickly spots a pond where she and her sisters can take shelter until Belle is well and the rest of the family returns. Days turn into weeks, and Gracie begins to wonder if Belle will make it through the winter. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Gracie the Lighthouse Cat (Ruth Brown) - Though storming outside, Gracie and her kitten are snug in their lighthouse home. But hearing noises, the curious kitten goes to investigate and is inadvertently swept outdoors. Distraught Gracie is determined to find him, searching everywhere, even braving the elements; and just when things seem hopeless comes happy discovery and reunion. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Gracie's Baby Chub Chop (Gillian Johnson) - “…Baby Chub was full of flaws. / He had no tail, no fur, no paws. / He lay about / On back and tummy, / Sucking on / A rubber dummy. / His head was bald. / He had a rash. / He ate the most disgusting mash.” Baby Chub Chop has come to visit, bringing chaos in his wake. Gracie and Fabio have their doggy noses out of joint. Chub Chop is getting all the attention. What’s worse, Baby Chub Chop is just about to walk. The big moment comes when he is alone. On his first independent walk/rampage he breaks things, he hides things, and generally creates a mess. Who gets the blame? Not cute baby Chub Chop but innocent Gracie and Fabio. It is up to Gracie to sniff out the clues and prove that Baby Chub Chop is the culprit. Told in hilariously rhyming couplets in the tradition of Dr. Seuss, embellished with delightful illustrations, Gracie the hound, first introduced in My Sister Gracie, continues to win readers’ hearts from Iceland to Tasmania. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Gracie's Day with Daisy (Kristin Garcia) - Gracie is an 8 year old girl who wants a dog oh so badly, but Mom keeps telling her no. Gracie goes to the country to visit her grandparents. To her surprise, Grandpa has found a stray dog. Gracie and the dog go in the back yard to play and have a great time until the dog runs under the fence. Then, Gracie hears a little girl on the other side telling her to come over. That’s when Gracie learns a big secret! So read along in this first book of The Country Secret’s Series and, along with Gracie, find out what the secret is. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Gracie's Gallery: A Magic Mirror Book (Kelly Houle) - Welcome to Gracie's Gallery, where a scribble is more than just a scribble...Poor Gracie is misunderstood. Her mom and dad think that her drawings of scribbles are just, well, scribbles. But, as her brother George has figured out, there is so much more to Gracie's art than first meets the eye. Go ahead and see for yourself. Use the book's magical curved mirror to find the images hidden in Gracie's amazing scribbles. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Gracie's Girl (Ellen Wittlinger) - Sixth grade is about to begin, and Bess Cunningham is gearing up to be cool. With a bunch of wild new outfits and an important job in the school play, Bess is convinced she'll get a lot of attention--at least more than she gets from her overbooked parents. With a lawyer dad and a teacher mom, both of whom are passionate about volunteering for a soup kitchen, Bess sometimes feels like she would have to eat out of a Dumpster before they'd notice her. But when she meets an elderly woman named Gracie who actually does eat other people's discarded food, she begins to realize there are real human faces on the scruffy people her parents serve at the soup kitchen. Soon she and her best friend, Ethan, are deeply entrenched in Gracie's life, and in helping establish a shelter for homeless women. Bess is amazed to discover that even without her crazy wardrobe, she has managed to make new friends and make a difference. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Gracie, The Pixie of the Puddle (Donna Jo Napoli) - The book is narrated by Gracie, a small and curious frog who is powerfully attracted to Jimmy, a talented, handsome, altruistic amphibian who is actually part human. Gracie braves the dangers of snakes, a crocodile, humans, and possible dehydration–not to mention exposure to magic–to prove the depths of her feelings for Jimmy and to help him realize how he feels about her. This lighthearted fantasy is a quick read that juxtaposes biological facts about frogs with conventions of fairy tales. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Grumpy Gracie (Sam Lloyd) - "Gracie woke up in a huge grump and she wanted to let everyone know about it...." So begins the tale of Grumpy Gracie, who spreads her grumpy mood until a new friend shows her how to turn her frown upside-down. Gracie's frown is die-cut all the way through the book, which is flipped half-way through to reveal a smile. The accompanying illustrations are colorful and expressive, a reflection of Lloyd's quirky style. This charming book gives kids of all ages an important lesson about how their frowns--and smiles--affect everyone around them. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Leo & Gracie: Cat Detectives In The Case Of The Missing Socks (M. J. McMullen) - Leo and Gracie live with 5 other cats and their owners - Michael and Joanna. In this story they are on the hunt for Michael's missing socks and Leo tries to deal with Gracie's bad attitude towards the other cats. Part of a series. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    My Sister Gracie (Gillian Johnson) - PreSchool-Grade 3-Blue-blooded Fabio has everything a dog could want-a bone to chew, a rubber ball, a nice family-but it's still not enough. What he really wants is a brother. When his family announces that they are going to get another dog, Fabio dreams of a "baby thoroughbred" that will accompany him to the park, play ball with him, and enjoy lots of canine capers. But, of course, it's all too good to be true. Not only is the new dog no thoroughbred, SHE is also a homely mutt from the pound. Large, lazy, and none too attractive, Gracie is an embarrassment who won't share her bone, chase balls, or chew rugs. Fabio decides that she must go, but Gracie will have none of his plan to get rid of her. When a tiny terrier declares that Gracie is ugly, though, Fabio rises to the occasion: "-she's my sister after all." The rhyming tale is enhanced by whimsical watercolor cartoons, similar in style to Lynn Munsinger's work. The pictures are humorous, but understated and appealing. An endearing addition to stories about family relationships and sibling rivalry. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Sassy Gracie (James Sage) - Bright, bold, silly, and yes...sassy, Gracie, the cook's young helper, is sure to entertain as she "clunkety-clunks" about in her big red shoes. She is on her own when the cook is off and the master of the house needs a special dinner for a guest. When the two chickens she prepares prove just too tempting not to eat, it's only her wit that can save the situation. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    The Great Gracie Chase: Stop That Dog! (Cynthia Rylant) - Poor Gracie. All this little pooch wanted was a quiet house, with "the kitty sleeping on the windowsill, the big dog sleeping on the couch, the quiet fish going ploop-ploop." But then one day the painters came. In a "big, noisy truck," with "clangy ladders and big-person voices." Clearly, there was only one solution: "She barked and barked and told them to go outside. But do you know what? Gracie was put outside!" And so begins the Great Gracie Chase, as this otherwise obedient little pup goes from miffed to mischievous, leading everyone from the paperboy to the delivery woman to the painters themselves on a town-wide caper, in search of the one thing she wants most--a little peace and quiet. Recommended for ages 3-7.

  • Famous People Named Gracie

    Famous People Named Gracie

    Famous People Named Gracie - Gracie Allen (wife and comic foil to George Burns)

  • Children of Famous People Named Gracie

    Children of Famous People Named Gracie

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Gracie - Danny Devito (actor); Faith Hill (country musician)

  • Historic Figures

    Gracie - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Gracie - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Gracie.

Personality of the Girl Name Gracie

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Variations of the Baby Name - Gracie

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