Meaning and Origin of: Gage

Boy name origins & meanings

  • French : Pledge

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from Middle English, Old French ga(u)ge‘measure’, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for an assayer, an official who was in charge of checking weights and measures.
  • English and French : from Middle English, Old Frenchgage ‘pledge’, ‘surety’ (against which money was lent), and therefore a metonymic occupational name for a moneylender or usurer.