Gracie (name)

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Gracie is a surname and a feminine given name. It may refer to:

People[edit]

Surname[edit]

An anglicisation of the Scottish Gaelic word greusaich (or griasaich) originally meaning an embroiderer and later a shoemaker.

  • Gracie family of New York City:
    • Archibald Gracie (1755–1829), Scottish-born shipping magnate and early American businessman
    • Archibald Gracie III (1832–1864), United States Army officer and Confederate brigadier general
    • Archibald Gracie IV (1859–1912), American writer and survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic
  • Gracie family in Canada:
    • John Gracie (born 1964), Canadian Internet/media personality known as Fade Dragontear
  • Gracie family, lineage of Brazilian jiu-jitsu champions, many of whom have also found success in mixed martial arts competition:
    • Carlos Gracie (1902–1994), co-founder of the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu
    • Carlos Gracie, Jr. (born 1956) or "Carlinhos", founder of the Gracie Barra Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Carlson Gracie Sr. (1932–2006), eldest son of Carlos Gracie
    • Hélio Gracie (1913–2009), co-founder of the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu
    • Kyra Gracie (born 1985), Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and multiple title holder
    • Ralek Gracie (born 1985), Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner and a mixed martial artist
    • Ralph Gracie, son of Robson Gracie
    • Relson Gracie or "Campeao". second oldest son of Helio Gracie
    • Renzo Gracie (born 1967), Mixed martial artist and head instructor of the Renzo Gracie Academy, Manhattan
    • Rickson Gracie (born 1958), son of Hélio Gracie and two-time Vale Tudo Japan tournament winner
    • Roger Gracie (born 1981), 2005 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Champion and 8-time BJJ World Jiu-Jitsu Champion
    • Rolles Gracie Jr. (born 1978), Mixed martial artist
    • Rolls Gracie (1951–1982), nephew of Helio Gracie
    • Rorion Gracie (born 1952), founder of the UFC
    • Royce Gracie (born 1966), UFC 1, 2 & 4 winner plus UFC Hall of Famer
    • Royler Gracie (born 1965), head of the Gracie Humaitá Jiu Jitsu school in Rio de Janeiro Brazil
    • Ryan Gracie (1974–2007), Pride Mixed martial artist

Given name[edit]

A diminutive of the given name Grace.

  • Grace Stafford (1903–1992) or "Gracie" Stafford, voice of Woody Woodpecker (1950–1972)
  • Gracie Allen (1895–1964), American comedian and wife of George Burns
  • Gracie Fields (1898–1979), English/Italian singer and comedienne

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