Gauge is a striking modern baby name. Associated with fuel and fire, this name is emblematic of a young man destined to possess power. Gauge is the ring name of the popular wrestler Shane Helms, and Gauge is also the name of the triumphant dragon in the bestselling children's book series by Chris d'Lacey. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Gauge:

French: Measure, pledge

Origin of the name Gauge:

Gauge originates from the Old French word jauger (meaning “measure”). This word referred to the tool used for measuring length, magnitude, or content of an object. Gauge was also an occupational surname for a person who worked as an assayer. In later years, Gauge was an occupational name that meant pledge (referring to a local moneylender).

Symbolism of the name Gauge:

Gauge is an occupational name that first appeared during the 14th century. However, Gauge did not become a common given name until the modern era. In modern times, the term “gauge” is a unit of measurement for shotguns, railways, and fuel. The symbol for gauge is the firearm.

Gauge baby name

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Gender of the name Gauge:

Gauge is a boy's name.

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Emotion evoked from the name Gauge:

The name Gauge evokes feelings of confidence and rugged strength.

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Nicknames for the name Gauge:

  • Gaugie
  • Gaugy
  • Gee

Popularity of the name Gauge:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Gauge was the 967th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

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Great middle names for Gauge and their meanings:

  • Ace (highest rank)
  • Beaumont (beautiful mountain)
  • Eason (son of Adam, wealth, fortune, eastern)
  • Esau (hairy)
  • Julian (youthful, downy)
  • Myles (soldier)
  • Logan (little hollow)
  • Quinton (fifth, queen's estate, royal settlement)
  • Todd (fox)
  • Tucker (tailor, fuller, heart)

Famous people with the name Gauge:

  • Gauge Dolson (actor)
  • Gauge Shane Helms (wrestler)
  • Gauge Isiah Pinkney (singer)
  • Gauge Hasten Reed (actor)

Gauge in popular culture:

  • Gauge (character in The Dragons of Wayward Crescent children's book series by Chris d'Lacey)
  • Gauge Alexander (character in the Territory series by Susan Bliler)
  • Gauge Film Lab (production company)