Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Gracelynn

Gracelyn and Gracelynn are newly coined names through the combination of the popular “virtue” name Grace plus the common suffix Lyn(n). Grace and her diminutive Gracie have both been long used names among English-speakers, and so parents eventually coined Gracelynn as a fanciful embellishment. The “-lynn” ending attached to names is fairly ubiquitous (think: Adalynn, Ashlynn, Brooklynn, Katelynn, Madelynn and Raelynn just to name a few). Gracelynn is the latest invention and its usage appears to be restricted to the United States.

All About the Baby Name – Gracelynn

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME GRACELYNN

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME GRACELYNN

Gracelynn is a pretty new name, appearing for the first time on the U.S. Top 1000 list of girl names in 2010. This name hasn’t even been in circulation for five years yet! Clearly the sudden usage of Gracelynn is tied to the revival popularity of Grace (the 16th most favorite girl’s name in the nation right now). Gracelynn is a just a way to dress up an old name in new clothes. Name suffixes such as -lynn, -ana, -lee, -iyah and -ella are all intended to make a more ordinary name stand out more. They tend to be more flowery and fanciful – they extend the syllables and lengthen the name. And they are definitely more girly-girl! Gracelynn also sounds a lot like “Graceland” so some parents might be using it as a nod to Elvis Presley.

Quick Facts

ON GRACELYNN

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

557

PRONUNCIATION:

GRACE-lin

SIMPLE MEANING:

Grace+Lynn

Characteristics

OF GRACELYNN

Multi-talented

Intuitive

Oneness

Idealistic

Philanthropy

Independent

Perfection

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Gracelynn

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME GRACELYNN

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Popular Songs

ON GRACELYNN

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Famous People

NAMED GRACELYNN

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Children of Famous People

NAMED GRACELYNN

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME GRACELYNN

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