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What does Stirling mean?

Stirling /stir-ling/ as a boys' name. Stirling's name origin is English, and the meaning of Stirling is "genuine, of high quality". Stirling is a variant form of Sterling (English).

Associated with: high (great)


Stirling has 1 alternative form via Sterling: Sterlyn.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Stanling, Styling, ..

(female) Stirli, Stirni, ..

How popular is Stirling?

Stirling is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#10869 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

The only popular variation form of Stirling (outside Top 2000) is Sterling (#508 from recent data). This relation of Stirling was favored as a birth name 20 years ago (usage of 0.03%) and has remained as common to this day (usage 0.03%, 3% less). Displayed below is an analysis of the history of Stirling and related names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sterling in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Stirling and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Stirling is alike in pronunciation to Starling. Other suggested similar names are Ashling (see Ashley), Carling, Darring, Delling, Erling, Erving, Esmeling, Feilding (see Fielding), Fielding, Gambling, Goring, Harding, Irving, Kipling, Kippling (see Kipling), Loring, Lorring, Masling (see Maslin), Reiding, Saturnin, Saturnino, Selig, Sevrin, Sherwin, Sherwind (see Sherwin), Sherwinn (see Sherwin), Shiriki, Silvino, Sinjin, Sirgio, Sirgios, Sirius, Spalding, Spaulding, Stein, Stern, Sterne, Stian, Stig, Stiles, Stillman, Strong, Swithin, Swithinn (see Swithin) and Waring. These names tend to be more commonly used than Stirling.