Meaning and name origin
Gage \g(a)-ge\ as a boy's 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 not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1869 out of 88799, Top 2%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gage for boys. Gage reached its highest rank of #136 in the U.S. in 2003 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gage and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Gage (#202), Gauge (#814) and Gaige. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).