[ 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. Gaege, Gager, Gaige (English), Gaje, Gauge (English), and Gayge are variants of Gage.
Gage is popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1980s; 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. In 2012, its usage was 0.112% and its ranking #172, and it was the most popular among all boy names in its group. In 2012, 7 times more boys were named Gage than the next most popular 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)"