Quick Facts on Gaige
- American, English
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- Highly Intuitive
- Spiritual Teacher
- Extremely Bright
Etymology & Historical Origin - Gaige
Gaige is a new and fanciful respelling of Gage, a masculine given name which has gained some usage in recent years. Both Gage and Gauge are English vocabulary words meaning “to ascertain by exact measurements”. Both spelling variants have been used somewhat interchangeably since their first recorded existence dating back to Middle English. The words come from the Old French “jauger” which defined a rod or a pole used for measuring. The word is also connected with the Germanic “galgo” which gave us the modern “gallows” – a structure defined by a wooden frame (two upright posts plus a “pole” or crossbeam) to which a noose was attached. Those going to the gallows were in essence going to their execution. By the mid-1400s, gauge came to be used more exclusively as a device for measurements specifically which is how we understand the word today. Gage eventually turned into a surname originating from an occupational name. A “gage man” was a man who either was in charge of checking weights or measurement, or he was moneylender/ surety against lent money (as in a mort-“gage”). The surname dates back to the 14th century in England, but as a forename, Gage/Gauge is a modern, much more American invention. Gaige followed as an alternate spelling, although much less popular.
Popularity of the Name Gaige
Gaige first appeared on the U.S. charts in the year 2000. Since that time, the name has only occupied low-ranking positions at the very bottom of the Top 1000 list. Obviously, this particular spelling is generally not preferred (some parents are turned off by the “gai” part looking too girly). Those who are looking for a strong, one syllable masculine name for their baby boys are best advised to consider the most simple, straight-forward spelling of Gage or Gauge. Your sons are less likely to go through life having to constantly confirm the spelling of his name as Gaige. Vocabulary word names – that is, those you find in the dictionary – are best left to their correct spelling(s) otherwise it can get confusing. Gaige runs the risk of looking misspelled.
Popularity of the Boy Name Gaige
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Gaige
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Gaige
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Gaige
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Famous People Named Gaige
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Children of Famous People Named Gaige
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Gaige - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Gaige
The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.
Variations of the Baby Name - Gaige