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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 988 982 6 #19 girl name
1881 1,089 1,089 0 #15 girl name
1882 1,201 1,195 6 #16 girl name
1883 1,307 1,307 0 #13 girl name
1884 1,535 1,525 10 #13 girl name
1885 1,580 1,575 5 #14 girl name
1886 1,735 1,723 12 #14 girl name
1887 1,692 1,692 0 #15 girl name
1888 2,100 2,090 10 #15 girl name
1889 2,049 2,049 0 #15 girl name
1890 2,289 2,278 11 #13 girl name
1891 2,099 2,088 11 #14 girl name
1892 2,312 2,299 13 #16 girl name
1893 2,318 2,308 10 #16 girl name
1894 2,367 2,361 6 #19 girl name
1895 2,457 2,448 9 #18 girl name
1896 2,496 2,485 11 #17 girl name
1897 2,468 2,458 10 #14 girl name
1898 2,741 2,726 15 #15 girl name
1899 2,362 2,353 9 #15 girl name
1900 2,953 2,942 11 #17 girl name
1901 2,403 2,398 5 #15 girl name
1902 2,648 2,642 6 #17 girl name
1903 2,624 2,615 9 #16 girl name
1904 2,522 2,513 9 #19 girl name
1905 2,643 2,630 13 #19 girl name
1906 2,636 2,626 10 #19 girl name
1907 2,759 2,747 12 #20 girl name
1908 2,918 2,901 17 #19 girl name
1909 2,923 2,912 11 #21 girl name
1910 3,154 3,145 9 #23 girl name
1911 3,317 3,304 13 #23 girl name
1912 4,432 4,418 14 #24 girl name
1913 4,690 4,669 21 #25 girl name
1914 5,608 5,595 13 #25 girl name
1915 7,063 7,044 19 #27 girl name
1916 7,485 7,461 24 #26 girl name
1917 7,389 7,373 16 #30 girl name
1918 7,792 7,770 22 #31 girl name
1919 7,206 7,195 11 #34 girl name
1920 7,194 7,173 21 #37 girl name
1921 7,249 7,229 20 #35 girl name
1922 6,769 6,743 26 #38 girl name
1923 6,334 6,316 18 #39 girl name
1924 6,343 6,328 15 #43 girl name
1925 6,003 5,982 21 #44 girl name
1926 5,450 5,428 22 #46 girl name
1927 5,329 5,302 27 #50 girl name
1928 5,015 4,992 23 #52 girl name
1929 4,597 4,567 30 #54 girl name
1930 4,236 4,217 19 #62 girl name
1931 3,730 3,712 18 #70 girl name
1932 3,556 3,536 20 #72 girl name
1933 3,344 3,327 17 #69 girl name
1934 3,101 3,087 14 #79 girl name
1935 3,006 2,996 10 #83 girl name
1936 2,812 2,789 23 #86 girl name
1937 2,715 2,710 5 #94 girl name
1938 2,620 2,609 11 #100 girl name
1939 2,387 2,370 17
1940 2,401 2,385 16
1941 2,109 2,103 6
1942 2,172 2,157 15
1943 2,134 2,121 13
1944 1,933 1,926 7
1945 1,751 1,746 5
1946 1,763 1,763 0
1947 1,888 1,883 5
1948 1,684 1,678 6
1949 1,609 1,609 0
1950 1,518 1,512 6
1951 1,578 1,578 0
1952 1,524 1,524 0
1953 1,384 1,379 5
1954 1,421 1,412 9
1955 1,393 1,387 6
1956 1,845 1,838 7
1957 1,925 1,919 6
1958 1,712 1,706 6
1959 1,668 1,660 8
1960 1,568 1,568 0
1961 1,443 1,443 0
1962 1,329 1,329 0
1963 1,278 1,272 6
1964 1,218 1,212 6
1965 1,122 1,115 7
1966 937 937 0
1967 896 896 0
1968 756 751 5
1969 697 697 0
1970 777 777 0
1971 680 680 0
1972 606 606 0
1973 606 606 0
1974 533 533 0
1975 568 568 0
1976 527 527 0
1977 526 526 0
1978 588 588 0
1979 690 690 0
1980 757 757 0
1981 836 831 5
1982 956 950 6
1983 1,005 998 7
1984 1,021 1,016 5
1985 1,067 1,062 5
1986 1,156 1,156 0
1987 1,384 1,376 8
1988 1,715 1,706 9
1989 1,941 1,927 14
1990 2,186 2,186 0
1991 2,396 2,385 11
1992 2,660 2,654 6
1993 2,707 2,701 6
1994 3,171 3,171 0
1995 3,471 3,471 0 #97 girl name
1996 3,753 3,742 11 #94 girl name
1997 4,644 4,638 6 #69 girl name
1998 5,723 5,718 5 #54 girl name
1999 9,186 9,178 8 #27 girl name
2000 11,293 11,283 10 #19 girl name
2001 12,098 12,085 13 #16 girl name
2002 12,068 12,053 15 #15 girl name
2003 12,791 12,771 20 #13 girl name
2004 12,568 12,528 40 #13 girl name
2005 11,888 11,860 28 #14 girl name
2006 10,981 10,965 16 #16 girl name
2007 9,776 9,761 15 #20 girl name
2008 9,050 9,032 18 #21 girl name
2009 8,317 8,307 10 #17 girl name
2010 7,683 7,676 7 #18 girl name
2011 7,635 7,627 8 #16 girl name
2012 7,374 7,365 9 #21 girl name
2013 7,367 7,354 13 #22 girl name
2014 7,615 7,602 13 #21 girl name
2015 7,599 7,589 10 #19 girl name

Want to know about the popularity of the Grace baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 476,735 babies born with the name Grace in the United States. That's more than enough Graces to occupy the territory of Guadeloupe (France) with an estimated population of 465,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 988 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Grace" was in 2003 with a total of 12,771 babies. (That's a lot of baby Graces)

According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Grace" ranks #95 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 14 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1930. Across the entire United States a total of 4,236 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Grace" mean? The list below shows the origins of Grace as well as things modernly associated with the name Grace such as celebrities named Grace.

Origin and Meaning of Grace

The name "Grace" is of Latin origin, and it means "Grace of God". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Grace
Senses
  1. The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred."To bow and sue for grace With suppliant knee." [Milton.]
  2. [Theol] The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor."And if by grace, then is it no more of works." [Rom. xi. 6.]"My grace is sufficicnt for thee." [2 Cor. xii. 9.]"Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound." [Rom. v. 20.]"By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand." [Rom. v.2]
  3. [Law]
    1. The prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon.
    2. The same prerogative when exercised in the form of equitable relief through chancery.
  4. Fortune; luck; -- used commonly with hard or sorry when it means misfortune.(Obs)
  5. Inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit."He is complete in feature and in mind. With all good grace to grace a gentleman." [Shak.]"I have formerly given the general character of Mr. Addison's style and manner as natural and unaffected, easy and polite, and full of those graces which a flowery imagination diffuses over writing." [Blair.]
  6. Beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness; commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form." Grace in women gains the affections sooner, and secures them longer, than any thing else." [Hazlitt.]"I shall answer and thank you again For the gift and the grace of the gift." [Longfellow.]
  7. pl.[Myth] Graceful and beautiful females, sister goddesses, represented by ancient writers as the attendants sometimes of Apollo but oftener of Venus. They were commonly mentioned as three in number; namely, Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, and were regarded as the inspirers of the qualities which give attractiveness to wisdom, love, and social intercourse."The Graces love to weave the rose." [Moore.]"The Loves delighted, and the Graces played." [Prior.]
  8. The title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England."How fares your Grace !" [Shak.]
  9. [Commonly pl] Thanks.(Obs)"Yielding graces and thankings to their lord Melibeus." [Chaucer.]
  10. A petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered, before or after a meal.
  11. pl.[Mus] Ornamental notes or short passages, either introduced by the performer, or indicated by the composer, in which case the notation signs are called grace notes appeggiaturas turns, etc.
  12. [Eng. Universities] An act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution; a degree or privilege conferred by such vote or decree.
  13. pl.A play designed to promote or display grace of motion. It consists in throwing a small hoop from one player to another, by means of two sticks in the hands of each. Called also grace hoop or hoops.
    synonyms: Elegance; comeliness; charm; favor; kindness; mercy.

Usage: Grace Mercy. These words, though often interchanged, have each a distinctive and peculiar meaning. Grace, in the strict sense of the term, is spontaneous favor to the guilty or undeserving; mercy is kindness or compassion to the suffering or condemned. It was the grace of God that opened a way for the exercise of mercy toward men. See Elegance.

Etymology: F. grâce, L. gratia, from gratus beloved, dear, agreeable; perh. akin to Gr. � to rejoice, cha`ris favor, grace, Skr. hary to desire, and E. yearn. Cf. Grateful Gratis

verb Grace
Senses
  1. To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify."Great Jove and Phoebus graced his noble line." [Pope.]"We are graced with wreaths of victory." [Shak.]
  2. To dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor."He might, at his pleasure, grace or disgrace whom he would in court." [Knolles.]
  3. To supply with heavenly grace.
  4. [Mus] To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A disposition to kindness and compassion ("the victor's grace in treating the vanquished")
  2. (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God ("God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners" and "there but for the grace of God go I")
  3. A sense of propriety and consideration for others ("a place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace")
  4. Elegance and beauty of movement or expression ("a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace")
  5. A short prayer of thanks before a meal ("their youngest son said grace")
  6. (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors
  7. (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence ("the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin", "it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church", and "the Virgin lived in a state of grace")
  8. A period of time past the deadline for fulfilling an obligation during which a penalty that would be imposed for being late is waived, especially an extended period granted as a special favor ("The payment had originally been due on April 1 but we had a grace period which expired in June.")
  9. Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
  10. Be beautiful to look at

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Alternative Meanings

G is for glitter, the spark that is you.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

C is for compassion, your finest side.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

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Past life for Grace born Jun 6, 2013

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 975. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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