Sterling - boys name

Sterling name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 76%

Sterling name meaning:

The name Sterling is of English origin and has a variety of meanings. One interpretation of the name is "little star" or "little starling," derived from the Old English word "stære" which means "starling" and the diminutive suffix "-ling." Starlings are small birds known for their beautiful, iridescent feathers, which could be seen as a reference to the name's association with brightness and radiance.

Another possible meaning is derived from the Old Norman word "esterlin," which means "little star" or "small star." This interpretation suggests a connection to the celestial world and implies qualities such as brilliance, light, and uniqueness. The name Sterling can also be seen as a reference to the British currency, the pound sterling, which symbolizes strength and reliability.

Overall, the name Sterling is often associated with qualities like brightness, radiance, and strength. It can be seen as a name that exudes a sense of uniqueness and individuality, while also possessing a touch of elegance and charm.

Origin: English

Genuine, valued.


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Overall UK ranking: 1139 out of 4789

24 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Sterling

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