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24k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Sage

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1921 5 0 5
1963 5 5 0
1964 6 6 0
1966 10 10 0
1968 15 10 5
1969 18 11 7
1970 39 16 23
1971 37 15 22
1972 51 26 25
1973 48 21 27
1974 63 39 24
1975 66 35 31
1976 83 38 45
1977 86 52 34
1978 110 53 57
1979 77 46 31
1980 70 35 35
1981 74 41 33
1982 90 51 39
1983 62 34 28
1984 63 37 26
1985 90 44 46
1986 77 37 40
1987 91 61 30
1988 122 67 55
1989 131 80 51
1990 216 115 101
1991 424 167 257
1992 380 187 193
1993 387 211 176
1994 456 254 202
1995 542 288 254
1996 648 337 311
1997 876 460 416
1998 753 393 360
1999 913 521 392
2000 949 557 392
2001 972 589 383
2002 1,063 683 380
2003 1,098 747 351
2004 1,190 880 310
2005 1,205 867 338
2006 1,096 766 330
2007 1,004 682 322
2008 990 690 300
2009 1,090 791 299
2010 905 641 264
2011 907 646 261
2012 948 624 324
2013 985 664 321
2014 1,245 841 404
2015 1,277 878 399

Want to know about the popularity of the Sage baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 24,108 babies born with the name Sage in the United States. That's more than enough Sages to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sage" was in 2004 with a total of 880 babies.

According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sage" ranks #81 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 7 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 2002. Across the entire United States a total of 1,063 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Sage

The name "Sage" is of English origin, and it means "Herb or Prophet". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sage
A suffruticose labiate plant (Salvia officinalis) with grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats, etc. The name is often extended to the whole genus, of which many species are cultivated for ornament, as the scarlet sage, and Mexican red and blue sage.The sagebrush.

Etymology: OE. sauge, F. sauge, L. salvia, from salvus saved, in allusion to its reputed healing virtues. See Safe

adjective Sage
Senses
  1. Having nice discernment and powers of judging; prudent; grave; sagacious."All you sage counselors, hence!" [Shak.]
  2. Proceeding from wisdom; well judged; shrewd; well adapted to the purpose."Commanders, who, cloaking their fear under show of sage advice, counseled the general to retreat." [Milton.]
  3. Grave; serious; solemn.(R)"Great bards] in sageand solemn tunes have sung." [Milton.]
    synonyms: Wise; sagacious; sapient; grave; prudent; judicious.

Etymology: F., fr. L. sapiusonly in nesapius unwise, foolish), fr. sapere to be wise; perhaps akin to E. sap. Cf. Savor Sapient Insipid

noun Sage
A wise man; a man of gravity and wisdom; especially, a man venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave philosopher.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Aromatic fresh or dried grey-green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game etc
  2. A mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom
  3. Any of various plants of the genus Salvia; a cosmopolitan herb
  4. Of the grey-green color of sage leaves
  5. Having wisdom that comes with age and experience

Other Inspirations for the Name Sage

Sage Communications
Sage Definition
Sage Grouse
Sage Publications
Sage Stallone
Sage The Gemini
Sage Title
Sage Herb
Sage Karam
Sage Steele

Alternative Meanings

S is for sensible, the practical side.

A is for able, for you surely are.

G is for gem, the jewel you are.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

Your name in reverse order is "Egas". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Geas". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Sage born Dec 3, 1951

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 875. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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