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It also means 'myth' or 'legend' in Dutch.
X-Mar  7/23/2005
In that case, it also means the same in German.
― Anonymous User  2/5/2006
I'm not so sure that I would name a boy Sage. It sounds more like a girl name to me.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2005
Sage sounds waaaay more like a guy's name anonomous user, I love that name I'd name a boy that but not a girl.
WubbyWabbit  4/6/2006
The name Sage for a boy seems weak.
dani_08  3/5/2006
Sage Stallone bears this name; son of Sylvester.
rosco kid  5/1/2006
I think Sage is a very cool name for a boy! I prefer girls to have longer, more flowery names, such as Anastasia/Valentina/Angeline, etc.
Mommy2B  5/22/2006
I also prefer Sage for a girl. Not masculine enough for a boy.
― Anonymous User  5/24/2006
Sage is a very pretty name for a girl. I have only met one person with this name, a girl about age 11.
― Anonymous User  6/12/2006
Sorry but I have to agree with the others, Sage is too flowery for a guy's name.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2006
I love the sound of this name. It can also be spelled Saige (I love this spelling) or Sayge, same with Paige. I think it can be either a boy or girl name, although I'd use it for a boy because there are already too many girl names I like, such as faith, Hope, Grace, Skye, Brooke, or Dawn, and not enough boy names of my taste to choose from.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2006
This name, to me sounds beautiful on a girl and boy. Admittedly, I like it more for a girl, but I can clearly see a boy named Sage; it's not too feminine.
LoveTheNameMackenzie  8/12/2006
Sage for a girl appeared on the top 1000 list in 1990 and its most popular year was 2004 where it ranked 361. Sage for a boy appeared on the top 1000 list in the 1990's and its most popular year was 2003 where it ranked 610.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
Such a beautiful elegant name for a girl, I love it.
― Anonymous User  11/3/2006
In the Merry Gentry Series of books by Laurell K Hamilton there is a demi-fey man named Sage.
Nicola  2/3/2007
I think this is one of the rare names that actually sounds good on both boys and girls. I used to think only for girls, but over time, I feel that it can be used on a boy and still sound masculine.
― Anonymous User  2/23/2007
I knew of a boy named Sage, he has been teased constantly about his name, especially with girls named Sage in the class and at age 11 his mom finally had his name changed to something more masculine. Think long and hard about a name you plan to give your child.
― Anonymous User  3/16/2007
I prefer this name on a girl and also prefer it as a middle name. It just doesn't seem substantial enough for a first name.
Kitten  4/6/2007
I LOVE this name. I think it's the "a" in it, but it's elegant, and, best of all, there's really no other spelling! No confusion! Also, it's easy to pronounce.
flamestar  5/13/2007
Sage is a great name for a boy, I never liked it for a girls name. I named my son Sage and he has never been picked on. He too loves the name.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2007
I've met 2 Sage's - both male. One was about 40 and the other about 5.
earthnut  7/26/2007
For those who think Sage is just an herb. Here's what Wikepedia says.


Sage (plural sages)

1. A wise man; a man of gravity and wisdom; especially, a man venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave philosopher.

Etymology 1

From Old French Sage (11th century), from Gallo-Romance *sabius, from Vulgar Latin *sapius, from Latin sapere (to taste, to discern, to be wise), from Proto-Indo European base *sap- (to taste). The noun meaning "man of profound wisdom" is recorded from circa 1300. Originally applied to the Seven Sages of Greece.

wise man

As an herb, there are over 750 varieties of Sage. Including, Blue Sage, White Sage, Golden Sage. Etc.

Smudging has been used since ancient times by many people as a ceremony of purification--among pre-Christian pagans as well as Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, among Hindus and Buddhists as well as Cherokee and Lakota.
StinkweedMcGilicutty  7/27/2007
Based on my research behind the Etymology of the name Sage, which means wiseman, it originated as a title for MALES. Although females can be wisemen, and rightly so, it's original origins are masculine.
StinkweedMcGilicutty  7/27/2007
I know 3 girls named Sage. I don't know any boys named Sage, I think of Sage as more of a girl name.
― Anonymous User  8/24/2007
My sister's name is Sage and we also have a family friend named Sage who is also a girl. I think of it more as a feminine name as opposed to a masculine name. I really like the name more for a girl than a boy.
― Anonymous User  9/2/2007
In numerology, Sage is a powerful name, giving off the vibration of someone who is wise and like a visionary.
Kaia  9/23/2007
Sage is a GIRLS name. I feel sorry for any boy with this Oh-So-Feminine name.
jasmineenimsaj  2/15/2008
I dislike this name, and I can sum up why in four words:
Sage and Onion Stuffing!
i-heart-me  3/18/2008
It's not a terrible name, but I don't understand why it's been rising in popularity. It doesn't sound very pleasant with the final sound, and the name will sound annoying in nasal pronunciation, and nasal speech seems strangely common for many American women's speech. I honestly doubt it's some type of speech organ feature they can't help. The feigned stupidity and naivete in the form of bubbliness in speech has basically led to the state of things in which this name would be better used in some other country.
slight night shiver  5/5/2008
I think Sage is more a girl's name but I like it for both.
AutumnRose07  5/25/2008
I love the idea of Sage as a middle name--but for a girl. I agree with a previous poster, the name Sage for a boy seems a bit weak. I like Phaedra Sage.
erb816  6/6/2008
Sage is also a surname.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2008
I hated this name at first, but eventually I grew to like it (though not enough to want to use it on my own future child). It's a bit of an offbeat nature name. I only like it on girls; it doesn't sound like a boy's name at all.
Anyechka  8/20/2009
This name always makes me think of the song "Scarborough Fair". Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Fencer  1/2/2010
I love simple, nature names like Sage, Rue, Ivy, and Olive. Names like these should make a comeback!
Dawson  12/20/2010
I really like the name Sage for a girl but love it for a boy. I think of it as the herb meaning for a girl and the wise meaning for a boy. I really wanted to use it for our boys name but everyone told me that they thought of it as a girls name and said he would get teased so we didn't end up using it which was a real bummer. If only people didn't think of the herb first. Some people suggested Gage instead but that sounded too mechanical to me. I haven't found a boys name I like more.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2010
I love the name Sage! It was originally going to be my first name but my Dad doesn't like the name so it's my middle name. Except I know two other Sages. Besides that, I think it's an awesome name!
cyrilbluemeow  7/16/2011
I suppose it's a decent name for males, though it's kind or harsh and a bit too close to the ugly Gage. I can't see a thing feminine about it, especially with the final sound.
Black_X  7/18/2011
My name happens to be Sage and I'm a girl. People have always complimented me on my name and I have never been teased in any way. A nickname of Sagie (Say-Gee) caught on naturally with little kids, which I don't mind. It's easy to spell, pronounce, and is an overall beautiful name.
Sage19  10/20/2011
Sage Rosenfels is an American football player.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2011
Ha! All of my favorite things: herbs, wisdom, and myths. It also has the rare quality of being a truly unisex name. I like it on either gender, but prefer it for a boy. Boys need more plant names on their side; almost all plant names (usually flowers) are girls' names. Moss is the only other boys' plant name I can think of, and it was originally a diminutive of Moses. In conclusion, for either gender, it is best suited as a middle name.
Meapergirl  12/12/2011
Also a nickname. Spelled usually as Saje for a nickname
E.g.- SArah JEssica
SAndra JEnnifer.
SEC908  11/16/2012
I love this name, but I prefer it spelled SAIGE. Other than that, Sage is a creative, unique name.
Melys11  1/3/2013
The plant genus for Sage is Salvia, which is Latin for healing / salvation, and some generalize the meaning to be saviour. When required to translate my daughter's name to Spanish, Salvia was agreed to be a good translation.
rem  1/9/2013
Makes me think of a wise old man with a long white beard.
thesnowwhiterose  5/8/2013
American model Shannan Click and her husband welcomed a daughter named Sage Lavinia on April 6, 2013 in New York City.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2013
I love this as a boy's name. It's simple, clean, and natural.
kaceyjustine  4/21/2014
This is a great name for a girl! It's my daughter's name, and I love it. Her name is spelt Saige, though. I think that makes it look more feminine.
Elizabeth Anna  6/1/2014
Sage is a fictional character who's the eldest out of Queen Mab's sons, first briefly seen in "The Iron King" and then is actually encountered by the main character in "The Iron Daughter" (the books are written by Julie Kagawa).
― Anonymous User  6/28/2014
I like the name Sage only for a boy. NOT for a girl. ;(
― Anonymous User  7/22/2014
Does anyone else see this name as a females name only and prefer the spelling of Saige over it?
Like Saige and Paige as twin names.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2014
I absolutely love this name, but spelled Saige! It's my daughter's name, and I can't think of a name more perfect for her. We live on a ranch in New Mexico, and she and her grandmother paint beautiful pictures of the surrounding mountains. This is a beautiful name!
Elizabeth Anna  8/30/2014
We are expecting baby number four, I have this name on my list if it is a girl. I think this name is beautiful and unique!
― Anonymous User  9/6/2014
My name's Sage... People do question it often, but I am complimented a lot!
I also have a twin, her name rhymes with mine (kind if embarrassing) lol.
SageMatra  9/29/2014
My son's middle name is Sage and he has gone by that name for 30 years. He was never harassed. I had never heard it for a girl until recently. I feel it definitely suits a male better than a female.
WiseMom  10/9/2014
Dominic Wynn Woods is an American rapper who is known by his stage name 'Sage the Gemini'.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2014
I love the name Sage for a boy, but I can't imagine it on a girl. It doesn't sound feminine at all to me.
hkols  11/3/2014
Prefer this for a girl. Don't see it remotely masculine at all and I prefer the spelling of Saige WAY more.
― Anonymous User  11/21/2014
A LOT OF YOU PEOPLE ARE SO WRONG... My name is Sage, I am a girl and as a little girl around age 8 I didn't like my name because it was different. Around age 13 I grew to love my name... It's unique and I get a lot of compliments on it.
― Anonymous User  3/12/2015
I much prefer the name for a man than a woman, but can see it could work either way. I prefer longish & floral for girls. It sounds like a boys name.
Espy  4/14/2015
This is my name and I am just beginning to grow into it at age nineteen. I get lots of compliments but I also get a lot of people who can't seem to stop calling me Paige. I don't mind it because I like that I'm not named Sarah or Brooke or something more common, but I think this name is a lot to live up to. Keep in mind the last name as well, I have a very long and uncommon last name and sometimes it's too much and I wish I were named Jane Smith.
satevite  5/6/2015
I much prefer the spelling of Saige and ONLY for a girl. Sage as well.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2015
I have a 12 year old son with the name SAGE. He does not get teased about his name and in actual fact people compliment the name. Sage loves his name. It can be used for a boy or girl, however I personally believe it is a boy's name.
― Anonymous User  6/17/2015
Pretty, intelligent- and serious-sounding name. I don't mind it on guys, but really only like it for girls. Definitely spell it Sage.
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  7/19/2015
I think it could go well with female or male. It'd be a good choice if you're genderfluid/nonbinary/etc. I have a few ideas in mind but this is higher up on the list.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2015
Most beautiful name ever. Middle names can be - Sage Marie, Sage Anne, Sage Jasmine, Sage Sophia, and more!
kelly0614  8/16/2015
Hello. My name is Sage. I'm male and was born in '91. I was never really teased as a kid about my name. I grew up in NV so the worst thing that anybody said was "(guffaw)... Sagebrush" But otherwise I've always loved my name and get compliments for it sometimes. I've met maybe 3 people in my life with the same name. All female. I'll admit that's a little discouraging, haha.
Sage24  8/16/2015
Sage has a sort of a mysterious quality. While I don't like it on a small child, I think it ages well. It's also one of the few English names that's truly unisex.
Tiger Lilly  8/21/2015
I imagine a Sage as someone with quiet strength and wisdom, someone a bit mysterious and magical.

It seems like a lot of people think Sage is more of a girls' name than a boys' name, but I really think it sounds better for a boy. It sounds too harsh on a girl, at least for me. I imagine a female Sage as modern and a bit stand-offish. For a boy, the name would make me think of a good guy, genuinely kind, sincere, chivalrous, knowledgable, educated, quick-witted, clever, and just generally charming. I'm considering it for the middle name of my potential future son.
AnonymousUser  9/12/2015
I think this is a great name for both men and women, it conveys both wisdom and knowledge I believe, and as everyone knows, knowledge is power.
TheGreatSage  10/23/2015
Sage is common for girls, such as the name sageanne. I think of it more as a feminine name as opposed to a masculine name, it sounds like a weak for a boy/man to have it.
― Anonymous User  11/10/2015
My name is Sage and I really love that it is uncommon and elegant. A lot of my friends have different nicknames for me though, like sa-jay, and sagio, but just as a joke. I don't mind. I really love my name and I'm glad to have it.
SageAlexandra02  1/25/2016
I quite like the name Sage. It's better on a girl, but not bad for a boy. But DO NOT spell it Saige, that just looks like you misspelled it.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2016
I find it rather ugly as a first name for a girl, but it could work as a middle name. I don't think it sounds nice on guys, either, but it at least works okay in the first and middle name spots.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
I don't like how it rhymes with rage, and age, and looks like sag. It is a very nice name though.
Eileen1209864  7/5/2016
My name is Sage and I have met more than a couple other girls named Sage. I have not met any guys named Sage but I think it is a great name for a boy or a girl!
― Anonymous User  7/21/2016
I find the name Sage very elegant and beautiful. I think it is lovely for a girl or boy. I have a friend named Sage and I have never met anyone else with the name. I really do adore the name Sage.
― Anonymous User  7/21/2016
I think that the Sage boy/girl name argument in this thread is admittedly legitimate considering its unisex nature. My wife and I have just found out that our third child is going to be a boy and we are going with Sage. I think that the people that are saying that Sage is definitely a girl name are thinking about the plant/herb while the folks that like the name for a boy are thinking about the old "wise man" aspect. I like the idea of a boy whose name is synonymous with intellect, intuition and the power of discernment. I have no interest in a boy name that sounds macho or tough because I do not want my son to wrongfully think that macho or tough is what being manly is about. Manliness is respectful, kind, emotionally strong and quietly courageous. Boys and men that show macho, aggressive attitudes are usually very fragile emotionally. They hide their fear and weakness under a suit of armor.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2016
I think the preference for a name being for a boy or girl is how each person associates their personal idea, culture or experience. That goes for any name. My husband named our son Sage who also has some Japanese heritage. In Japanese it's a boys name. It would be pronounced "Se-i-ji" the "i" like "ee". There has never been an issue about his name being teased and we live in a very large district. American meaning is wiseman, prophet. Japanese is philosophers, scholars, lawful and just. I would like to think that his name has a reflection in his character. (The funny thing is jokingly my husband suggested "Spider" as a name first. I bet I know how he would of turned out lol!)
Netagem  9/29/2016
My girlfriend is named Sage, so I think it's a girl's name, not a boy's name.
Siris  11/15/2016
I've met one manly-man and one girly-girl named Sage. I think it's a great name for both.
― Anonymous User  11/16/2016
Singer Pink has a daughter named Willow Sage Hart. I love the name Sage for a girl, sounds very beautiful and strong.
― Anonymous User  4/15/2017
A character of the "Iron Fey" books by Julie Kagawa was named Sage.

He was Queen Mab's oldest son and the brother to Ash and Rowan. Sage presented as a very intelligent, self contained fey, unlike his brothers.
Fermicula  7/7/2017
This is actually my name, I'm named Sage. I also know another 2 girls and a male with this name. It has always seemed feminine to me, because I am a girl, but even in definition, it's portrayed as a wise old man. It's all up to the eye of the beholder to be brutally honest.
I enjoy this name, and it suits me very well.
Sage_Leeann  8/28/2017
Sage is another unisex name I don't like along with Hollis, Avery and Jordan. It's boring to me and does not sound very pleasant. I would not name my son a name like Sage, I would name him something stronger and more masculine. I also think it's too boring for a girl and not interesting.
XironDarkstar  10/14/2017
I really love the name Sage because it shows: that you are strong, unique, bold, independent, smart, kind, and lovable. I would use this as a girl's name and strongly disagree with saying it should fit a boy's name.
GoodNames  11/13/2017
I agree with GoodNames because Sage is an adorable name. If y’all are spontaneous and fun you can name your child Sage because it can be a badass name and it is really cool, but I’d only name a girl Sage because if that’s what you’d name your son he’d get bullied.
― Anonymous User  12/27/2017
Sage would be a good middle name for Heather or Lavender. I wouldn't use it as a first name, because the child would probably get KFC jokes about 11 herbs and spices.
Hushpuppy  4/8/2018

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