[ 1 syll. sa-ge, sag-e ] The baby boy name Sage is also used as a girl name, and it is more often a girl name. Its pronunciation is Sey-JH †. Sage's origin, as well as its use, is in the English language. The name is derived from the English word 'sage' in reference to a wise person, or possibly the spice.
Sage is a fairly popular baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1990s; before that, it was of irregular use only. At the modest peak of its usage in 2018, 0.036% of baby boys were given the name Sage. It ranked at #438 then. Out of all boy names in its group, Sage was the most widely used in 2018. Though Sage is currently more often than not a girl name, there was a period from 1991 to 1992 when more boys were given the name. From 1993 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Sage. In 2017, the name Sage was given to 74% more girls than boys.
† Pronunciation for Sage: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; JH as in "joy (JH.OY)"