Meaning and Name Origin
Gage \g(a)-ge\ 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.
Gage is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1869 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Gage for boys. Gage entered the list in 1990 and reached its apex position of #136 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is at #202 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Gage and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Gage (#202 in 2014) are Gauge (#814 in 2014) and Gaige. These boy names reached the height of their popularity in the year 2009 and are somewhat less popular today, with the form Gaige becoming less in vogue. Gage (#202) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)