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Gage

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gage

"Gage" is a name 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
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  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
Wiktionary

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 Named Gage

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

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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 was born on March 3rd, 1900. He left this life on October 22nd, 1964.

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Gage was born in 1904 in Gage, Oklahoma. He breathed his last breath in 1985.

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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 was born on September 15th, 1952.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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 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 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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Nick was born on September 22nd, 1980.

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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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How popular is the baby name Gage in the U.S.?

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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 2,949 11 2,938
2004 2,766 14 2,752
2005 2,717 16 2,701
2006 2,696 10 2,686
2007 2,743 6 2,737
2008 2,862 11 2,851
2009 2,893 11 2,882
2010 2,569 8 2,561
2011 2,507 6 2,501
2012 2,275 8 2,267
2013 2,154 7 2,147
2014 1,938 6 1,932
2015 1,530 0 1,530
2016 1,292 8 1,284

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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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Fun Facts about the name Gage

  • How Popular is the name Gage? Gage is the 916th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gage was the 2,187th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gage have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 55,839 babies born with the first name Gage in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gage to occupy the territory of American Samoa (USA) with an estimated population of 55,519 (as of April 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 2,938 babies. That's a lot of babies named Gage!
  • Random Gage Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gage ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 57 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 2006.
  • 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 Gaeg. 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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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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