Gage Name Meaning & Origin

Gage

Pronunciation: GAYJ (key)

Like Stone or Chance, this is a name that doesn't quite sound real. It belongs to an impossibly virile hero trapped in the pages of a romance novel. But this style of name is coming on strong, and Gage is a particularly likeable example. Oddly, its popularity dates to a not so virile or likable movie character -- an undead boy in Pet Sematary.

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Gaige

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Kids may tease child and only pronounce the first two letters.

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One of our twins is named Gage. When I was pregnant I read 2 different novels with a main hero named Gage and I fell in love with it. Not a mainstream popular name but also not "way out there" like alot of unique names. A friend of mine from France said "gage" in french is "a dare" or "a risk", but the baby name websites said "a pledge or a promise". I'm assuming the french chick with the practical application of the word is a more trustworthy source. I get alot of positive feedback from people when they hear his name. It's seems to be well-liked...

I've always seen it spelled Gaige so it's interesting there's no listing of that spelling here. I logged on because I was debating the popularity of this name - I assumed it got popular after Pet Cemetery. Looks like I was right.

I named my daughter lauren-gage i added gage on to lauren cuz i wanted her to have a unique name no one else had it fits her well and i thought the little boy gage from pet sematery was the cutest thing ever now he is the 2nd

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Everyone calls my 3 yr old "Gager," including him!

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The name Gage is of a French origin and means "a token of defiance or one who is defiant."

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Gage Creed is the name of the young boy in the 1989 horror film "Pet Sematary."
Gage Turner, character in the book "The Hollow," by Nora Roberts

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