[ 1 syll. ga-ge, gag-e ] The baby boy name Gage is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as Gey-JH †. Gage is largely used in the English language and its origin is Old English. The name's meaning is measurer. It is literally from the word 'gage' which means gauge. The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself from the job title for someone who does measurements.
Gage is popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity jumped from the 1980s up to the 2000s; before that, it was of sporadic use only. Its usage peaked modestly in 2003 with 0.140% of baby boys being given the name Gage. It ranked at #136 then. The baby name has since declined in popularity. In 2015, its usage was 0.075% and its ranking #242, but it was nonetheless the most popular among all boy names in its group. In 2015, 6 times more boys were named Gage than the subsequent ranked name, Gauge. Gage has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys.
† Pronunciation for Gage: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; JH as in "joy (JH.OY)"