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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Sage
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Sage in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Sage:
Records indicate that 6,773 boys in the United States have been named Sage since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1997, when 416 people in the U.S. were given the name Sage. Those people are now 20 years old.
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Comments about the name Sage
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28 Positive Comments
"I've loved the name Sage for the longest time (for either gender) and I'm definitely planning on naming my first daughter that. The only tricky part is coming up with the perfect middle name haha" Jan. 26, 2017:
"My 3 year old son is named Sage. When I chose his name a lot of people told me it sounded feminine but I didn't agree. His name is Sage Matthew and I couldn't imagine it any other way. I get a lot of compliments on how it's unusual to see a boy named Sage and people always love it! He has a little sister named Storm. Her name goes the same way! I love the unisex names!" Jun. 22, 2016:
"My son's name is sage. Before I knew I was having a boy, both my husband and I really liked the name sage for boy or girl. Because my son's name is sage I see it more and more as a boys name now But it's beautiful for a girl too. I think if anyone thinks this name is a girl name is because it's an herb and just an all around beautiful sounding name. But let's face it, girls have been stealing boy names for years! The meaning of sage is wise man, enough said. It sounds like a masculine name to me more now then ever, nice strong name but a beautiful name. I'm very happy I named my son sage. Also, I think everyone especially if you have a unique name gets made fun of in elementary school.every name is special and unique to the person. How a person feels about a name is state of mind. And if someone is making fun of your name it's because your name is awesome, otherwise why would they put energy into making fun if it? Be proud your name is sage, boy or girl!" Jul. 1, 2015:
"My Son is considering this name, no way it it girly, wise MAN" Jun. 10, 2015:
"We named our newborn Son Sage, I love it. When making his first Dr appointment they referred to him as a she, the insurance company referred to him as a she in a letter they sent us. A lot of my friends and family think its a girly name but when I hear it I hear a boys name. I've loved that name for 5 plus years so I hope he loves his name too." Jun. 28, 2013:
"My name is Sage and ILOVE it because no one I know well has it. Ad you can't confuse me with someone else." Jul. 11, 2011:
"My name is Sage :), and im 16.. i personally love my name, im unique, so it fits my name well...ive prob gotten like 300 comments from people in my 16 years of life :p, and im sure many more to come...its a very rare name as you see above... Im so naming my frist boy after me :)" Jan. 26, 2011:
"My name is sage =) i find it very unique and i get i bagfull of compliments :)" Dec. 11, 2010:
"I named my son Sage, he was born April 07. I liked both meanings. I liked how native Americans burn sage to dispel negative energy. And I like the reference to and old wise "sage" or prophet. Everyone has loved his name." Oct. 29, 2010:
"Our son was born in June of '08 too and is named Sage. We had not heard of any boys named Sage but loved it for a boy, so our son got it! We just met our first other boy Sage just 3 5 days ago. :)" Aug. 3, 2010:
"I personally love the name "Sage" for a person. I know a guy named Sage,so he's unique and so is his name. It's really great,and to be honest,he's the only one I know with that name." Jan. 26, 2010:
"My son was born in June of '08 and is named Sage. My husband always wanted to name his son this, and thankfully he found a wife who loved it too. I couldn't imagine my son being anything but! Everyone but the older (65+) crowd loves it!" Jan. 10, 2010:
"My daughter is Sage, and she is confident, kind, smart, and very, very funny. She is all cowgirl, too. I had never even heard of it as a boys name before she was born, but I think its a great name either way. Means WISDOM." Dec. 30, 2009:
"my grandson is native american indian his name is as powerful as he is" Nov. 18, 2009:
"Am 15 boy named sage i love it i get so many complemnets feels great being only kid in school named "sage" i got nick name "Super Sage" lul" Nov. 6, 2009:
"Named my daughter Sage Beverly June 14th 2009, very beautiful name, nothing but compliments since =]" Jun. 25, 2009:
"My son born in September 2007 is named Sage and it suits him perfectly - even as a little baby he was very serious! When he was born a few family members hated the name (the older lot) but actually most people think it is a great name , very original." May. 28, 2009:
"Named my daughter Sage Ainsley and I love it, couldnt imagine calling her anything else." May. 8, 2009:
"I named my son who was born 3 weeks ago Sage. I love that name a lot, but I'm finding that people always assume it to be a girls name. I think it is way more masculine than it is feminine. I just hope he doesn't end up hating his name." May. 7, 2009:
"I named my son Sage after the meaning wise man (that's probably why some people think it is a man's name) but mostly girls are named after herbs, so that could explain people thinking it's a girls name.
I love it and I really hope he does" Dec. 26, 2008:
"I plan on naming my baby girl Sage Siera and I hope she loves it as much as I do!" Jul. 29, 2008:
"My son's name is an acronym; Stephen Arlin-Gene E. which becomes SAGE. Get it? We named him after his biological grandfathers and a step-father (Steve)that had been more than a stand-in after "Gene" passed away. Everyone likes it - it means wise one...we'll see!
As a side note - I gave him all those names so he could choose when he is older if he feels "SAGE" is too feminine...although I think Sage is too strong a name for a girl. Well, unless you want a headstrong, willfull little princess!" Jul. 14, 2008:
"i like the name sage, i hate it for a girls name though: it sounds way too manly. Sage seems strong and mysterious" May. 5, 2008:
"I just named my newborn son Sage. I chose that name due to his background in Cherokee blood. Sage is an herb used to cleanse and also means wisdom. I'm hoping for that reason alone he will grow to love his name and want to learn more about his people. Everyone has complimented on his name. even the dr that delivered him loves the name and hope he to grow up very wise." Apr. 16, 2008:
"I have a 16 y.o. son named Sage. Many times his name has been mistaken as a girls name. He says he hates his name because no one at his school has that name boy or girl." Jan. 19, 2008:
"My husbands name is Sage. I love it! It is a great name, and people complement him on his cool name all the time." Jun. 18, 2007:
"I'm a girl and my name is Sage. When I was in Elementary school, I hated my name. I would have rather been named Samantha or Ashley or something more common, but now that I'm older I love it. I've only met two other people named Sage, one male and one female. Almost everyone I meet says that they love my name or that it's pretty. I love it." Aug. 5, 2006:
"My sisters name. People pronounce it "Sah-ge" instead of "Say-ge". She does not like her name. It's Sage Holly." Jan. 11, 2006:
3 Negative Comments
"I'm a 14 year old male and my parents named me Sage for wisdom. I have a real problem with my name. Throughout elementary school, I got picked on and was constantly teased about my name. The other boys would tease me saying I had a girls' name. I think when I'm 18, I may try and get my name changed." Jul. 28, 2009:
"I like Sage, but only for girls. Sage sounds really girly for a boy." Mar. 19, 2008:
"Don't torture a boy by naming branding him with a feminine stamp!" Oct. 18, 2007:
9 Neutral Comments
"I just love this name for a boy, sounds smart and classy and if I have a boy next he will be names sage Nicolas my husband thinks it's girly but he has no idea for names and I named both our other boys. The name will grow on him." Sep. 3, 2017:
"I named my second son sage.he loves his name and so do i.
I think it's masculine, I believe the correct spelling for a girl is saige .
I" Oct. 8, 2014:
"We named our baby Sage. He is 4 months old now. We have had a few people assume he is a girl based on his name. I first heard the name on a TV show where a little boy was called Sage, so I had not heard it on a girl before - it didn't sound girly at all to me. My Nanna hates it, and keeps making rude comments. Some other people have made rude and negative comments too, but I think it sounds lovely." Apr. 30, 2013:
"My name is Sage =D I'm 13 a lot of my friends think its a cool name and when I was little I wanted to change my name cuz I was like I'm never gonna be smart and live up to my name but now I'm like wow I'm living up to my name cuz I'm usually the first person my friends come to for advice :)" Apr. 20, 2011:
"My daughter's name is Sage Taya. We needed a unique name to go with a common last name. She loves the name and gets lots of compliments, but sometimes doesn't like how unique her name is. When I named her - I didn't know any other Sage's and didn't see it in any baby books. I was talking one day and said the word 'sage' and had decided it would be a great girl's name. A year later I had a baby girl and named her Sage - only to find out the name is a lot more popular than I ever thought." Feb. 25, 2010:
"We named our daughter Abigail Sage and have had nothing but compliments for her name. I love its uniqueness, and also its inherent meaning. It suits her beautifully and am so glad we decided upon that name!" Nov. 5, 2009:
"I just named my new baby son Sage and it totally suits him. Even at 8 days old he seems like a wise old soul! My mum even thinks he looks like a cherokee indian baby with his jet black hair! I hope he'll love his name. All of my children have quite unusual names, as do a lot of the children at school nowadays." May. 31, 2008:
"Awesome. Sage is a unique name that not many people can claim as their own. If you have it, flaunt it." Apr. 22, 2008:
"My son's name is Sage, and most people ask me why I named him that and usually mistake his name for a girl's name if they have not met him yet." Dec. 14, 2007:
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