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What does Stern mean?

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

Associated with: star.


Stern has 2 variants: Stearn and Stearne.

1 more alternative form via Sterne: Stearns.

Creative forms:
(male) Saern, Ster, ..

(female) Stera, Sterni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Stern Frederick (S.F.), ..

How popular is Stern?

Stern is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#1311 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Stern has yet to be recorded in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ahern, Bern, Hern, Kern, Sean, Severn, Sothern, Spero, Stan, Stark, Starr, Steba (see Stephen), Steben, Steed, Steel, Steen, Stefan, Stefon, Stein, Sten, Steno, Stepny, Sterlyn, Stevan, Steve, Steven, Stevon, Stevy, Stevyn, Stian, Storm, Sturm, Svein, Sven, Swen, Tern and Vern. These names tend to be more commonly used than Stern.

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