Meaning and Origin of: Sage

Girl name origins & meanings

  • French, English, Latin : Wise one; from the sagebrush plant; prophet
  • English : Wise one

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Wise; herb

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English and French : nickname for a wise man, from Middle English, Old French sage ‘learned’, ‘sensible’, from Latinsagus ‘prophetic’, akin to sagax ‘sharp’, ‘perceptive’.
  • Irish : variant of Savage, via the Gaelicized form Sabhaois.
  • German : habitational name from a place near Oldenburg, so named from an old word, sege ‘sedge’, ‘reed’.

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