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Gender: Female Origin of Saga: Word name

The name Saga is a girl's name of Swedish origin. Saga and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Apt name for a little drama queen with a long future ahead of her. Saga is a Top 30 girls' name in Sweden.

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Famous People Named Saga

Pop Culture References for the name Saga

Some scholars believe that Saga, "seeing one," was an epithet (or aspect) of the Norse goddess Frigg.
Saga Norén, main character in the Nordic crime series "Broen/Bron" ("The Bridge")
Saga, 12-year-old tomboy in "My Life As a Dog" (1985)
Saga means "wise-woman, soothsayer, fortune-teller, witch" in Latin.
Saga, character from video game series "Dreamfall Chapters"
Candy Crush Saga, a match-three puzzle video game
A saga is a long story of heroic achievement
Saga, a British company specializing in products and services for people over 50
"Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat," an educational Chinese and Canadian-American animated TV series based on a 1994 novel by Amy Tan


Dev80 Says:


Saga is pronounced sah-gah in Swedish, I've always thought that the name sounds very innocent for some reason.

danirose01 Says:


It's also the name for the Norse goddess of wisdom, which I think is a pretty cool namesake

perdireinz Says:


I'm also apart of the LGBT+ community but I never really associated the two.

perdireinz Says:


I have such a soft spot for this name even though it's a bit strange...I guess it's a guilty pleasure.

makanani3 Says:


This is another word name that I adore but fear is too "weird"

actingfun Says:


My first association with this name is the acronym that the LGBT+ community utilized, Sexuality And Gender Acceptance. Since I am part of that community, it is difficult to see this as a name.

bowielesya Says:


I simply love this name - and since I'm from Scandinavia people would not judge me too harshly for using it. :)

Rachel Kent Says:


Prefer the spelling Saiga as it looks more feminine but think it would only work as a middle name as its so unique 💕🐘 xx

RoddyThlayli Says:


I really want to like this name, but I just don't. I think it's the hard g that throws me off.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I like Saga. Anyway, the same people who are skeptical probably gush over names liks Poem, Legend, Epic, Hero and Novella (all which i don't like!) At least Saga sounds like a name. Reminds me of Sage.

Zelliew Says:


It sounds like a bit of an ordeal to me

chellemma1 Says:


I knew a girl called Saga, it really suited her. She was American but her mother was Finnish. I'd never heard the name before and I thought it was interesting. I think it could fit in quite well with other popular names and I don't think the fact that it is a word in English matters, lots of word names are becoming more popular.

Daphodil Says:


Love it!

senseandsensibility Says:


oh yes it says "number 30 in Sweden".

senseandsensibility Says:


I actually love this name. It's more popular in North Europe i think. Saga was a character in my favourite book series, and the name didn't look any odd or something. And I have to add that other names were not fancy or 'out there', rather ordinary I'd say. I would definitely consider using this name for a baby girl as I have only good associations with it.

lesliemarion Says:


And her little brothers Epic and Mini-Series? C'mon people!