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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.

Noun

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.

Translations
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

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