Its source is an English expression meaning "The herb."
The name Sage ranked 453rd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 3769th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
The English word sage has two very diverse meanings, and this name could refer to either one.
The name for the herb is derived from the Latin term salvia, meaning ''healing.''
The other sense of the English word, which refers to a person of great understanding, originated with the Latin term sapientia, meaning ''wisdom.''