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See also: sage, saĝe, säge, and Säge


 Sage (name) on Wikipedia
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  • As an English and French surname, from sage, a nickname for a wise person. The given name, in general use since the 1990s, is also associated with the sage plant. Compare Desage, Lesage.
  • As an Irish surname, variant of Savage.
  • As a German surname, from a placename derived from the noun sege (sedge) (see sedge).

Proper noun[edit]

Sage (countable and uncountable, plural Sages)

  1. A surname transferred from the nickname.
  2. A male given name from English.
    • 1974, Alison Lurie, The War Between the Tates: A Novel, Open Road Media, published 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
  5. A place name:
    1. A neighbourhood along Trout Lake Road, city of North Bay, Ontario, Canada.
    2. An unincorporated community in Izard County, Arkansas, United States.
    3. A census-designated place in Riverside County, California, United States.
    4. An unincorporated community in Burnet County, Texas, United States.
    5. A ghost town in Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States.



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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 reading[edit]

  • Sage” in Duden online
  • Sage” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache