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This is the name of the child in the film Pet Sematary, played by Miko Hughes.
-- Sera M.  10/7/2005
I don't like it, but I think it's the ultimate manly name.
-- dani_08  3/5/2006
I love this name. It's my nephew's name and it's very simple. I like his whole name (I'm not going to say his last name though). His middle name is "Owen". I think it's cool - "Gage Owen".
-- kelsey_m  6/8/2006
Rhymes with 'cage' for those who suddenly understand 'Ga-gey' because some people actually do pronounce it as 'ga-gey' for some odd reason.
-- Chandra Sri  6/30/2006
I don't get why it's suddenly popular. It sounds kinda weird.
-- pink_floyd_fan  8/5/2006
I love the name and was considering it for my son. I decided against it for 2 reasons: 1) it's too harsh sounding. 2) I don't think it will age well. I can imagine a toddler named Gage, and that's adorable. But it's not so cute when you imagine an adult Gage. It is a very "cool" name though.
-- Jenibee  1/10/2007
It's like the word of the gauges my friends put in their ears, eyebrows, belly buttons and nipples. Do not use this as a name in an era of body piercing!
-- dreadfulxsorry  1/31/2007
I think this name is ok, I guess. The only problem is that if you say it in pig Latin, it is pronounced "age gay".
-- Anonymous User  6/16/2007
Judson Mills' character on Walker, Texas Ranger was named Gage.
-- Anonymous User  6/21/2007
When I hear the name "Gage" I automatically think of a shotgun.
-- Anonymous User  8/16/2007
The name Gage is strong, yet simple. I love it. Boys named Gage have spunk, and a devious side, and I like that. It's not another Mike, or John.
-- Anonymous User  11/8/2007
I can help but think of a cage when I hear this name.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/2/2008
Gage is not a name. It sounds like gauge, which is a measurement used in various fields. How pathetic is it naming your son after a measurement?
-- bananarama  7/13/2008
It's okay. It's so much better than all the other Modern names, like Jayden, Aidan, Casey etc.
-- -Julia-  9/9/2009
Ew. It isn't appealing at all. Pick something else.
-- Black_X  5/8/2010
The baby name book I have lists Gage as Old French, meaning "Oath." I like it :)
-- luminaviridantes  8/14/2010
This is probably the best name ever. It sounds cool, it is cool, it is used for cool people, it has long life (even as an adult it is cool) people who have this name are awesome. That is that.
-- iamawesome  9/29/2010
"Measure" what kind of meaning is that! Name your kid something with an actual meaning like Andrew or William, please.
-- Chrila96  10/24/2010
There is a beautiful young actress named Gage Golightly.
-- Anonymous User  1/7/2011
I prefer "Gale" for a boy. So much cleaner.
-- Dawson  3/26/2011
I kind of like this name because it's abstract, although it does make me think of different sizes of needles (which would be gauge, sorry, I'm in the medical field).

It's a strong but simple name.
-- GibsonGirl  9/7/2011
One word: Ew.
-- blondieboo629  11/24/2011
There are some names that are completely ridiculous and silly meaningless but if someone chooses to name their child something this is not the place to say one word: "ew". As a comment it's completely irrelevant to what anyone and everyone on this site is thinking and talking about.
-- depraveddarling  11/13/2014
I don't understand the appeal of this name at all. It's a book about dead pets and made up. Then it looks like gag. I literally gag when I see it. And when I say it it sounds like gay. Gay-j.
-- Anonymous User  4/12/2012
Gage is French for "pawn".
-- Kinola  6/3/2013
I actually love this name... I just love saying it! I would use it.
-- hattie98  4/3/2014
I love the name Gage. It sounds very sweet on a toddler but it ages well and turns into a masculine 'grown up' name. I realise that the name became popular due to Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary' and after reading that book I fell in love with the name and the character.
-- Lauradj  4/8/2014
This name also has French origins. It directly translates to "pledge". [noted -ed]
-- Uthrain  10/24/2014
My sons name is Gage. He just turned 9 years old and first of all, I would just like to say that the name fits him just as well now, as it did when he was a toddler. Me and my husband decided to name him that for many different reasons. I was very much into the meaning of names when I was naming him, especially seeing as he was my first born. I looked the name up and I found two meanings for it, one of them being 'the truthful one' and the second one being 'strong warrior'. I found both of these names from very different sources- the meanings are what I'm speaking of and the origin of the name for the truthful one was Celtic. I absolutely loved the sound of it and I fell in love with the meanings and it is also a very strong, manly name. And also after nine years I am so sick of people asking me his name and when I tell them their response is oh you named him after the boy from Pet Sematary. No no no I did not name him after a character from Pet Sematary. Maybe there are very big Stephen King fans out there that might name their child this name after that character, but I think nowadays when you come across a boy with that name it has nothing to do with the book or movie.
-- depraveddarling  11/13/2014
I too wonder why and how it has become too popular. I have a cousin who's nickname has always been Gage... Because he was born with 12 fingers (12 gauge gun). So to me it's very odd that it's an actual name.
-- Brittney1130  3/31/2015
The actress Gage Golightly makes me think of this as a unisex name. For both sexes it sounds really edgy and futuristic, and I like this name.
-- callofgaming  5/11/2015

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