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.
(male) Gages, Guaige, ..
(female) Gaga, Gagi, ..
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 #202 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Popular alternative forms of Gage (#202 in 2014) appearing in the Top 2000 are Gauge (#814 in 2014) and Gaige (#1239). These relations of Gage reached the height of their popularity in 2009 (average #557) and are somewhat less popular today (#751, ▼30%). Gauge and Gage are two of the more contemporarily stylish boy names 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.