Boy name origins & meanings
- English : Enclosed space
Family name origins & meanings
- Reduced form of Irish McCage, a variant ofMcCaig.
- English (East Anglia) : from Middle English, Old French cage ‘cage’, ‘enclosure’ (Latin cavea‘container’, ‘cave’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker and seller of small cages for animals or birds, or a keeper of the large public cage in which petty criminals were confined for short periods of imprisonment.