Sterling Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Sterling:
Transferred use of the surname, which is a variant of the English Starling. It is derived from the Old English stærling (a starling, a type of bird) and arose as a nickname in reference to the bird. Modern use of the name often equates it to the vocabulary word sterling (silver; of excellent quality).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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I named my daughter Sterling! Sterling Duval after her great grandmothers family. She is now 21 years old and loves it---We call her Sterl-Girl!
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I knew a Sterling growing up, and I loved his name so much that I named my first son Sterling. It is the sort of name that grows on you!
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Ster; Stir-fry, Steelo, Ling, Sterly, Sterster
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I'm a bit of a fan of the Velvet Underground. When it came to naming my son, I couldn't shake Sterling. Sterling Morrison is an awesome name. :)
- Famous real-life people named Sterling: | Edit
Sterling North- author of children's classic novel "Rascal"
Stirling Moss, British Grand Prix racecar driver
Sterling Sharpe, NFL player
Sterling Holloway, voice of Winnie the Pooh
Sterling Hayden, actor
Sterling Price, Civil War General
Sterling Knight, A young actor/singer
Sterling Martin, American NASCAR racecar driver
- Sterling in song, story & screen: | Edit
Sterling Morrison of The Velvet Underground. Suave, creative, handsome, hip as could be.
Roger Sterling- character on the television show "Mad Men"
Sterling Archer - of the show "Archer"