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What does Stearns mean?

Stearns Pronunciation of Stearns [stearns] as a boys' name has the meaning "stern; star". Stearns is a variant form of Sterne (Middle English, German): authors Laurence Sterne, Thomas Stearns Eliot.

Associated with: star.


3 relations via Sterne: Stearn, Stearne and Stern.

Creative forms:
(male) Rearns, Searns, ..

(female) Stean, ..

Middle name pairings:
Stearns Jaydin (S.J.), ..

How popular is Stearns?

Stearns is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#2302 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Stearns has yet to make it into the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Stearns name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Stearns outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Kearns, Seamus, Sean, Seann, Searle, Seoras, Spear, Speare, Spears, Speers, Stan, Stana, Stannes (see Stanislaus), Starck, Stark, Starke, Starr, Stavros, Steben, Steen, Stefan, Stefanas (see Stephanus), Stefano, Stefanos, Stefanus, Stefon, Stefonn, Stein, Sten, Stennis, Steno, Stephens, Stepny, Stevan, Steven, Stevon, Stevyn, Steward, Stewart, Stian, Straus, Strauss and Stuart. These names tend to be more frequently used than Stearns.

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