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What does Stirling mean?

Stirling Pronunciation of Stirling [stir-ling] as a boys' name is an English name, and the meaning of Stirling is "genuine, of high quality". Stirling is a variant form of Sterling (English).

Associated with: high (great).


1 alternative form via Sterling: Sterlyn.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Stirling Brixton (S.B.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular variation form of Stirling (outside Top 2000) is Sterling (#495 from recent data). This relation of Stirling was favored as a birth name in 2015 (usage of 0.03%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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.

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