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Gracilia


Gender: Feminine
Language
: English, Latin
Etymology:
The name Gracilia originated in the Latin word “gracilis” or “Slender.”

Gracilia is often mistaken as a fanciful alteration of the name Grace, via the diminutive Graciela.

History:
In the English-speaking word Gracilia is often taken as an elaboration of the name Grace, but its actual roots are in Latin. It is very rare.

Pronunciation: gray-see-ell-ah.

Diminutives: Gracie.

Popularity:
Percentage from the 1990 U.S. Census:
less than 0.001 % named Gracilia

Selected Sources:
The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, Withycombe, 1977, 3rd ed.
The Penguin Dictionary of First Names
, Pickering, 1999


The Social Security Administration Actuarial Note 139 (www.ssa.gov) - For popularity stats 1880-Present
The 1880 U.S. Census- For popularity stats 1850-1880, and other information (it is available on-line at www.familysearch.org)


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