Picking a first name for your baby is a tough decision. There are so many factors to consider. But what about that all-important and much-treasured middle name?
Choosing a middle name for your little one can be just as daunting and mind boggling as picking their first. You want something to complement her first name while, at the same time, being meaningful and unique.
Some like the sound of short middle names, while others prefer longer ones. It really boils down to personal preference. Some parents choose a middle name that holds a special meaning to them personally, while others prefer one that’s been passed down through the family from generation to generation.
If you just can’t think of a middle name for your newborn, don’t worry – we reckon we’ve got you covered with our list of beautiful middle names for Grace.
If you don’t find anything here, at least let the list spark your imagination to conjure up a few names of your own. Happy hunting!
Middle name ideas for girls named Grace
- Grace Addyson
- Grace Aisha
- Grace Bexley
- Grace Braelyn
- Grace Charlotte
- Grace Chaya
- Grace Davina
- Grace Delaney
- Grace Eliza
- Grace Ellie
- Grace Felicity
- Grace Freyja
- Grace Gia
- Grace Gianna
- Grace Hadassah
- Grace Haisley
- Grace Itzel
- Grace Ivory
- Grace Jazlyn
- Grace Jordyn
- Grace Kallie
- Grace Kara
- Grace Laura
- Grace Laylah
- Grace Mackenzie
- Grace Maia
- Grace Nathalie
- Grace Olivia
- Grace Ophelia
- Grace Paula
- Grace Penelope
- Grace Raelyn
- Grace Reese
- Grace Samantha
- Grace Sasha
- Grace Stephanie
- Grace Stormi
- Grace Thalia
- Grace Vera
- Grace Vivienne
- Grace Whitley
- Grace Xiomara
- Grace Zahra
My personal favorites are Olivia and Samantha.
Olivia sounds modern and elegant, and derives from the Latin for ‘olive tree’. It was also America’s most popular girl’s name in both 2019 and 2020. Samantha, an all-time American classic, means ‘flower’ or ‘blossom’ in Greek.
Hopefully you’ll see a middle name here that fits perfectly for you and Grace.
Why picking a good middle name is important
Middle names are so popular these days that it’s becoming unusual not to have one. A well chosen middle name is important as it can preserve or honor the name of someone dear to you.
A good middle name will flow well with the first name and should be easy to say and remember, while many parents pick a middle name to honor a dear friend, godparent or inspirational leader.
- Some things to remember while choosing a middle name:
- The middle name should be simple to both say and remember.
- The middle name should have special significance to you and your family.
- The middle name should flow well with the first name.
- The middle name should be beautiful and meaningful.
Below are 3 good reasons to give your child a middle name.
Honoring family members or cultural heritage
If there’s a family tradition of giving your children middle names, then by all means, let it continue. A middle name can be used to honor your cultural heritage or, perhaps, that of your spouse.
Parents often use their child’s middle name to honor another’s memory, be it an ancestor, a friend, or simply one whose memory they’d just like to preserve.
With a unique, or uncommon, middle name, your child can also stand out from the crowd.
Potential nickname & unique identifier
Giving your child a middle name can lead to their using it as a nickname, and can also be useful whenever you need to call your child by their full name in a hurry.
Middle names can also be used as unique identifiers. For example, if your daughter is named Emma and her middle name is Louise, then her initials will be E.L.M. This can come in handy when enrolling your child in school or filling out forms that require their initials.
Just be sure their initials don’t spell out anything too embarrassing, as Peter Eamon Edwards may wonder why he attracts so much laughter with a gym bag initialed P.E.E.
The full-name power play
Ever heard of the ‘full-name power play’? Another great reason to give your child a middle name is because there’s no better way of grabbing their full, undivided attention than by calling them out by their full name! All kids know that when a parent plays that old full-name power card, they’re definitely in big trouble!
In fact, a novel way of coming up with a middle name for your child could be to try some of them out by using the above ‘full-name power play’ warning. Who knows, if those names slip off the tongue smoothly enough, you may have come up with a winner!
Meaning of the name Grace
Grace is a beautiful name of Latin origin with a number of different meanings, some of which include charm, goodness, and generosity. According to the dictionary, Grace is described as “a state of being graced or favored by God,” and can also be defined as “elegance and beauty of movement or appearance.”
The name Grace is sometimes associated with the qualities of femininity, allure and refinement and has currently become more popular in other countries than it is here. It’s ranked highly in Ireland (both North and South), England, Wales, Scotland, Australia and Canada. If looking for a name that is both unique and special, then Grace seems the perfect choice.
So these are some of our ideas for a middle name for Grace. Of course, the ‘best’ middle name will be yours to decide.Take your time, talk with others (especially your partner!) and remember – there’s no such thing as a right or wrong way to choose a middle name. Use your imagination. We’re sure you’ll find a middle name they’ll love for the rest of their lives.