See also: sage, saĝe, säge, and Säge



The surname derives from sage, a nickname for a wise person. The given name, in general use since the 1990s, is also associated with the sage plant.

Proper nounEdit

Sage (plural Sages)

  1. A surname, from nicknames​.
  2. A male given name from English.
    • 1974, Alison Lurie, The War Between the Tates: A Novel, Open Road Media (2012) (→ISBN)
      She wanted to give the child a unique, meaningful name; among those she and Linda liked, she said, were Laurel and Lavender. Or if it was a boy, perhaps Sage . “Why not Spinach or Cabbage?” Brian had scoffed.
  3. A female given name from English.
  4. (Wicca) One of the triune gods of the Horned God in Wicca, representing a man, older than a middle aged Father and boyish Master



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From Middle High German sage, from Old High German saga, from Proto-West Germanic *sagā, from Proto-Germanic *sagǭ.


  • IPA(key): /ˈzaː.ɡə/
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Sage f (genitive Sage, plural Sagen)

  1. saga, legend, myth, story, tale


Further readingEdit

  • Sage” in Duden online