What does Gage mean?
Gage [gage] as a boys' name is pronounced gage. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Gage is "pledge, oath". Occupational name for someone whose job was to gauge or measure something, or for a moneylender who took pledges (French gage). The British General Thomas Gage was Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War.
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How popular is Gage?
Gage is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2077 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name history of Gage for boys. Gage entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #136 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is at #242 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Gage (#242 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000 are Gauge (#885 in 2015) and Gaige (#1308). These relations of Gage reached the height of their popularity in 2009 (average #557) and are somewhat less popular today (#811, ▼43%). Gauge is the most contemporarily stylish boy name here.
Recommended names are Aage, Ange, Gab, Gabe, Gabi, Gabie, Gable, Gaby, Gad, Gadi, Gael, Gaer, Gail▼, Gaile, Gaine, Gair, Gal, Gale▼, Galen▼, Gall, Galo, Galt, Gamel, Gard, Gared, Garek, Garen, Garey, Gari, Garve, Gary▼, Gaven▼, Gay, Gayle▼, Gayne, Gaz, Gene▼, Gere, Gide, Glade, Gore, Grange, Graye, Inge, Lange, Lige▼, Osage, Page, Paige, Payge, Range, Sage▲, Saige, Sarge, Sayge and Tige. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gage.See names in meaning and etymology.