[ 1 syll. sa-ge, sag-e ] The baby girl name Sage is also used, though less frequently, as a boy name. It is pronounced Sey-JH †. Sage's language of origin is English and it is also predominantly used in English. Its meaning is derived literally from the ordinary word sage. It represents the transferred use of the vocabulary word as a given name. See Sage for more information.
Sage is a rather popular baby girl name, and it is also perceived as trendy. The name has been increasing in popularity since the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only irregular use. At the modest height of its usage in 2018, 0.059% of baby girls were named Sage. It was #307 in rank then. Within all girl names in its family, Sage was the most popular in 2018. Sage was twice as popular as the next ranked name, Saige, in that year. Although Sage is used more commonly as a baby girl name today, there was a period from 1991 to 1992 that it was more popular with boys. After 1993, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys. In 2017, 74% more baby girls than boys were given the name Sage.
† Pronunciation for Sage: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; JH as in "joy (JH.OY)"