Gage - Meaning of Gage
[ 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, and it is also viewed as fairly trendy. 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 markedly declined in popularity. In 2012, its usage was 0.112% and its ranking #172, enjoying a minor resurgence in the recent decade. Among all boy names in its group, Gage was the most popular. 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)"