What does Stirling mean?
Stirling \s-tirli-ng, st(ir)-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 of Sterling (English). A name for newborns which is only scarcely used.
Stirling has 1 alternative form via Sterling: Sterlyn.
Stirling is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#13156 out of 88799, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Stirling and related names. The only popular variation form of Stirling (#unlisted) is Sterling (#508 last year). This boy name reached the apex of its popularity during the years 1890-1899 and is now much less popular. Sterling (#508) is the most trendy baby name here. There is also a rekindling in birth name usage for this name. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Stirling is alike in pronunciation to Starling. Like Stirling, this name is not commonly used.