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Meaning and name origin

Stirling \s-tirli-ng, st(ir)-ling\ as a boy's name is of English origin, and the meaning of Stirling is "genuine, of high quality". Stirling is a variant of Sterling (English): the word derives from an Old English term meaning "little star".


Stirling is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#13156 out of 88799, Top 15%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Stirling and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Sterling (#508). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sterling in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Stirling is also pronounced similarly to Starling. Like Stirling, this name is not commonly used.