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Gender: Female Meaning of Sage: "wise" Origin of Sage: Herb name; Latin Sage's Popularity in 2017: #309

The name Sage is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "wise". Sage is ranked #309 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Sage is an evocatively fragrant herbal name that also connotes wisdom, giving it a double advantage. It entered the Top 1000 at about the same time for both genders in the early 1990s, but it has pulled ahead for the girls. Toni Collette named her daughter Sage Florence.

The Greeks and Romans wrote that the smoke from burned sage leaves imparted wisdom, and in the tenth century, Arab physicians said that sage brought about immortality, or at the very least, a long and healthy life.

In Vampire Diaries, Sage is a beautiful vampire possessing super strength and speed.

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Famous People Named Sage

Sage Marie Steele, American sportscaster
Sage Kirkpatrick, Czech-American actress
Sage Walker, American novelist
Bonnie "Sage" (Humphrey) Robbins, wife of motivational speaker and author Tony Robbins
Sage Grazer (b. 1988), daughter of film producer Brian Grazer
Sage Mellet (b. 1997), sister of actor and singer Troye Sivan
Sage Ariel Henriksen (b. 1999), daughter of actor Lance Henriksen
Sage Wu (b. 2004), daughter of actors Allan Wu and Wong Li-Lin
Sage Florence Gelafassi (b. 2008), daughter of actress Toni Collette & Dale Gelafassi
Sage Ann Roberts (b. 2011), daughter of TV journalists John Roberts and Kyra Phillips
Sage Aurelia Spelling (b. 2011), daughter of actor Randy Spelling
Sage Lavinia Huston (b. 2013), daughter of actor Jack Huston and model Shannan Click

Pop Culture References for the name Sage

Sage Warner Newman, character on American soap "The Young and the Restless"
Sage Snyder, character on American soap "As the World Turns"
Sage Spence, character on TV's "Gossip Girl"
Sage Lund, character on TV's "Lincoln Heights"
Ophelia "O" Sage, character in 2012's "Savages"
Sydney Sage, character in the "Vampire Academy" and "Bloodlines" series
Sage, an evergreen shrub used in both healing and spiritual cleansing
Sage, character in film "Grandma"

Sayge, Saige, Sagia, Salvia


oliviamcdonald Says:


So what if it’s a herb. No different than Poppy, Rosemary, Juniper, Jasmine, Saffron, Olive, Kale, Clementine, Ginger, Basil, Honey, Anise. Etc etc

oliviamcdonald Says:


Love this botanical, spiritual and virtue name. It definitely sounds more Female to me. It’s still unusual, haven’t come across a Sage yet

rebekkahfowler Says:


I’ve personally never used the herb Sage to make soup. Thyme, yes, but Sage? No. I do understand some names being ruined by certain people, though. I have a few of those myself like my husband’s middle name which is Blaine. I do, however, think Sage is a lovely name for a girl. It’s not masculine enough for a boy in my opinion.

rebekkahfowler Says:


Not every name requires a nickname nor do some people want them. I refer to my daughter as Sagey 🤷‍♀️

rebekkahfowler Says:


This is the name that we chose for our daughter who is due in November. I think it’s so delicately sweet and feminine.

LV51sfan91 Says:


I know a bossy snotty boy and girl with this name. I don't get it. It's something you use in soup, it's a medicinal herb. A name? Eh.

TheSlothPrincess Says:


Sage sounds a little exotic but is still quite usable. Much prettier than Paige, in my opinion. It might also be a good option for a middle name, as opposed to the more generic Jane, Lee, etc.

Lola Says:


Pretty, but doesn't leave much room for nicknames...

hufflepuff Says:


Love this name for a boy. It's kind of clunky and ugly on a girl.

headintheclouds Says:


I love this name. Simple, elegant and nature-y, unexpected, and it's great that it can also be a virtue name. I much prefer it on a girl, paired with a longer frillier name to balance out, for example, Sage Alexandra.

Sage Johnson Says:


My name is sage and my brother is Zane it's really cool to have unique names

Guest Says:


Sophia and Sage could be twins.

Frostbite Says:


I love this name! So simple- really love "Sage"! The meaning is great too!