Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Gracelyn

Gracelyn and Gracelynn are newly coined names through the combination of the virtue name Grace plus the popular suffix Lyn(n). Grace and her diminutive Gracie have both been long used names among English-speakers, and so parents eventually coined Gracelyn as another alternative. The “-lyn” ending attached to names is fairly ubiquitous (think: Brooklyn, Evelyn, Jocelyn, Madelyn, Kaitlyn and Ashlyn just to name a few). 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.” 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 practices. The female name Lynn is from the Celtic/Welsh “llyn” and means “lake”. Gracelyn is an American coinage and new to the 21st century.

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Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME GRACELYN

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME GRACELYN

The name Gracelyn did not appear on the American female naming charts until 2004, so this is a pretty new entry into the vast array of girl’s names in the United States. Not only that, but Gracelyn has done remarkably well on the female naming charts inside of ten years. The name has advanced from near obscurity to positions of mild moderation. Her movement on the charts has been upwards and impressive. Gracelynn with two “n”s followed in 2010. Although neither name is near as widely used as Grace or Gracie, they are still garnering interest among American parents. Grace and Gracie remain possible short forms of this “graceful” name.

Quick Facts

ON GRACELYN

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

407

PRONUNCIATION:

GRACE-lin

SIMPLE MEANING:

Grace+Lynn

Characteristics

OF GRACELYN

Dependable

Solid

Practical

Hard-working

Industrious

Studious

Conservative

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NAMED GRACELYN

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NAMED GRACELYN

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME GRACELYN

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