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Etymology & Historical Origin - Gage
The name Gage comes from an English surname derived from an occupational name. The word “gage, gauge” comes from the Middle English and signified a person employed as an official in charge of checking weights and measures (an assayer). A “gage” was also an occupational name for a moneylender or a surety against lent money (as in a mort-gage). The surname dates back to the 14th century in England, but as a forename, Gage in a modern, more American invention. Gage is also another name for the plum fruit.
Popularity of the Name Gage
The name Gage first appears on the U.S. popularity charts in 1989, the same year that “Pet Sematary” was released (a movie based on Stephen King’s 1983 horror novel). One of the movie’s central characters, Gage, is the rather scary “undead” little boy who returns to life after a terrible accident as a demonic shadow of himself. Despite his unpleasant story line in the film, the audiences nonetheless responded to the name. In 1989 and 1990 alone, the name jumped onto the charts from almost nowhere and advanced over 600 positions. The height of the name’s success came in 2003 at position #136 on the charts but it has been waning ever since. We can’t exactly “gage” the name’s appeal in the United States. It’s a simple, one-syllable, no-nonsense choice, and it has a certain strength to it. Gage sounds like a classic soap opera character’s name or some unreal fantasy in a romance novel. In any case, the name is most popular in the state of Maine (from where Stephen King hails) and also West Virginia, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Popularity of the Boy Name Gage
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Gage
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Gage
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Popular Songs on Gage
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Gage
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Famous People Named Gage
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Children of Famous People Named Gage
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Gage - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Gage
The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.
Variations of the Baby Name - Gage