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The first name 

Sage is a name for all genders, somewhat more commonly used for girls.

Sage known and loved in the US!

The name Sage is not currently one of the fashionable names trending in the top 10 rankings, but it is still popular and common. Recently, it has consistently ranked among the top 1,000 most popular first names in the United States. It is currently #418 in the SmartGenius ranking.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Sage mean?

Sage is a modern name, that comes from the English word ‘sage’, which denotes a wise person. Saige is a variant of this name.

What does 'wise' mean? Being 'wise' means having good judgment, experience, and knowledge, and using these qualities to make sound decisions and give sensible advice.

Sage -
keeping with the times

Sage is a fairly recent phenomenon. In the past, the name wasn't really on the radar of expectant parents. Then, unexpectedly, Sage cried out for attention, reaching its peak in popularity at #235 in our SmartGenius statistics in the year 2022. People over 50 probably didn't have classmates named Sage, for there were many years in which not a single parent chose this first name for their newborn child. Although it also has never been in the top 100 of most popular first names, Sage seems to have been in vogue for a while, especially since the beginning of the new millennium.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Sage was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Sage has 4 letters 
and begins with an S

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter S is a real popular first letter for given names. That’s because 7.7% of all common frist names in the US begin with this letter. Only the first letters A, J and K are more common for first names.

With four letters, the name Sage is shorter than most other given names. In fact, only 5.5% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly four letters. Just 1.2% of all first names are even shorter, while 93% consist of more than four letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that if 7.7% of all first names start with an S, this initial letter occurs more than twice as often as all 26 letters on average.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Sage

If your name is Sage and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Sage

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Sage, you can simply say:





This is how the name Sage is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Sage in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Sage

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Sage is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Sage

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Sage sounds like this: