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Gage

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 5 0 5
1916 7 0 7
1922 8 0 8
1923 5 0 5
1924 5 0 5
1925 5 0 5
1936 5 0 5
1937 5 0 5
1942 5 0 5
1949 6 0 6
1951 7 0 7
1954 7 0 7
1955 5 0 5
1957 6 0 6
1959 5 0 5
1961 9 0 9
1966 8 0 8
1968 6 0 6
1969 6 0 6
1970 8 0 8
1971 6 0 6
1972 7 0 7
1973 21 0 21
1974 23 0 23
1975 20 0 20
1976 29 0 29
1977 21 0 21
1978 23 0 23
1979 20 0 20
1980 15 0 15
1981 17 0 17
1982 18 0 18
1983 11 0 11
1984 42 0 42
1985 63 0 63
1986 52 0 52
1987 51 0 51
1988 57 0 57
1989 171 0 171
1990 666 0 666
1991 815 6 809
1992 764 8 756
1993 997 6 991
1994 1,292 7 1,285
1995 1,510 11 1,499
1996 1,546 5 1,541
1997 1,709 8 1,701
1998 2,007 9 1,998
1999 1,968 13 1,955
2000 2,354 6 2,348
2001 2,772 13 2,759
2002 2,758 12 2,746
2003 2,948 11 2,937
2004 2,766 14 2,752
2005 2,715 16 2,699
2006 2,695 10 2,685
2007 2,740 6 2,734
2008 2,862 11 2,851
2009 2,891 11 2,880
2010 2,565 8 2,557
2011 2,506 6 2,500
2012 2,274 8 2,266
2013 2,153 7 2,146
2014 1,937 6 1,931
2015 1,518 0 1,518

Fun Facts about the name Gage

  • How many people with the first name Gage have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 54,518 babies born with the first name Gage in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gage to occupy the country of Marshall Islands with an estimated population of 54,305 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gage? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Gage first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gage is Sunday, February 15th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Gage born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gage was in 2003 with a total of 2,937 babies. That's a lot of babies named Gage!
  • Random Gage Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gage ranks 52nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 33 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Gage: Your name in reverse order is Egag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ggea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gage? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,614 people with the last name Gage.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gage? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Gage as their last name.
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gage U.S.
  White 81.94% 64.26%
  African American 12.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.78% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.96% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.73% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gage

People with the last name Gage are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Gage" mean? The list below shows the origins of Gage as well as things modernly associated with the name Gage such as celebrities named Gage.

English

Origin and Meaning of Gage

The name "Gage" is of English origin, and it means "Measurer". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gage
Senses
  1. A pledge or pawn; something laid down or given as a security for the performance of some act by the person depositing it, and forfeited by nonperformance; security."Nor without gages to the needy lend." [Sandys.]
  2. A glove, cap, or the like, cast on the ground as a challenge to combat, and to be taken up by the accepter of the challenge; a challenge; a defiance."There I throw my gage." [Shak.]

Etymology: F. gage, LL. gadium wadium; of German origin; cf. Goth. wadi, OHG. wetti weti, akin to E. wed. See Wed, and cf. Wage (n.)

noun Gage
A variety of plum; as, the greengage; also, the blue gage, frost gage, golden gage, etc., having more or less likeness to the greengage. See Greengage.

Etymology: So called because an English family named Gage imported the greengage from France, in the last century

verb Gage
Senses
  1. To give or deposit as a pledge or security for some act; to wage or wager; to pawn or pledge.(Obs)"A moiety competent Was gaged by our king." [Shak.]
  2. To bind by pledge, or security; to engage."Great debts Wherein my time, sometimes too prodigal, Hath left me gaged." [Shak.]

Etymology: Cf. F. gager. See Gage (n.), a pledge

noun Gage
A measure or standard. See Gauge (n.)
verb Gage
To measure. See Gauge (v. t.)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
  2. Street names for marijuana
  3. Place a bet on

An occupational surname from Middle English gage, gauge "measure" for an assayer, or gage "pledge" for a moneylender.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name, modern transferred use of the surname.
  3. A female given name
  4. A ghost town in New Mexico.
  5. A town in Oklahoma.

Gage was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons With the Name Gage

Gage Golightly

Gage Golightly is an actress. She has been prominent since 2002. Gage was born on September 5th, 1993.

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Gage Munroe

Gage Munroe is an actor, voice acting, and voice actor. He has been prominent since 2007. Gage was born on January 4th, 1999 in Toronto.

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Gage Clarke

Gage Clarke was a famed human. Gage was born on March 3rd, 1900. He left this life on October 22nd, 1964.

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Gage Brewer

Gage Brewer was a notable human. Gage was born in 1904 in Gage, Oklahoma. He breathed his last breath in 1985.

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Gage Taylor

Gage Taylor was a famed individual. Gage was born on January 20th, 1942. Gage is also known as born: Dennis Gage Taylor. He left this life in 2000.

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Gage Froerer

Gage Froerer is a famous human. Gage was born on September 15th, 1952.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gage

Phineas P. Gage

Phineas P. Gage was a railroad construction foreman, driver, drilling, blasting, stagecoach, and blaster. Phineas was born on July 9th, 1823 in Grafton Co., New Hampshire. He died on May 21st, 1860.

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Thomas Gage

Thomas Gage was a Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay and List of colonial governors of Massachusetts. His military service ended in 1775. Thomas was born in Firle. He passed away on April 2nd, 1787.

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Kevin Gage

Kevin Gage is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1984. Kevin was given the name Kevin Gaede on May 26th, 1959 in Wisconsin.

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Ryan Gage

Ryan Gage is a leading somebody.

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Nick Gage

Nick Gage is an influential somebody. Nick was born on September 22nd, 1980.

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Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Joslyn Gage was an abolitionist, freethinker, author, abolitionism in the united states, and freethought. Matilda was given the name Matilda Electa Joslyn on March 24th, 1826 in Cicero, New York, U.S. She left this life on March 18th, 1898.

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  • Ben Gage
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  • Mary Leona Gage
    (beauty queen)
  • John Gage
    (scientist)
  • Christos Gage
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  • Frances Dana Barker Gage
    (writer)
  • Henry Tifft Gage
    (Governor of California)
  • Justin Gage
    (football player)
  • Lyman Judson Gage
    (office holder)
  • Jack R. Gage
    (politician)
  • Ethan Gage
    (soccer player)
  • Elizabeth Gage
    (jewellery designer)
  • Bobby Gage
    (football player)
  • Richard J. Gage
    (famous individual)
  • Henry Gage
    (military person)

What does the name Gage mean?

Gis for gentle, the nurturing side of you.

Ais for adorable, how precious

Gis for gracious, it shows everyday.

Eis for empathy, and your consideration for the feelings of others

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