Stirling - boys name

Stirling name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 75%

Stirling name meaning:

The name Stirling is of Scottish origin and is commonly used as a masculine given name. It is derived from the Scottish surname Stirling, which is from the Gaelic word "Sruighlea," meaning "place of strife" or "place of battle." This surname was originally used to refer to the city of Stirling, located in central Scotland, which has a rich history of battles and conflicts.

As a given name, Stirling embodies strength, resilience, and a sense of warrior-like spirit. It carries a sense of determination and tenacity, reflecting the historic significance of the city it is derived from. Individuals named Stirling often possess strong leadership qualities and have a natural ability to face challenges head-on. They are typically driven and ambitious, seeking success in whatever they set their minds to.

In summary, the name Stirling is imbued with a sense of battle and struggle, signifying strength and resilience. It represents a fighting spirit and determination, making it a suitable choice for parents who desire a name that embodies these characteristics for their son.

Origin: English

Of high quality, pure. Also variant of a name given pre-medieval refiners of silver meaning 'easterner'.

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Overall UK ranking: 1218 out of 4789

22 recorded births last year

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