What does Stirling mean?
Stirling /stir-ling/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Stirling's name origin is English, and the meaning of Stirling is "genuine, of high quality". Stirling is a variant transcription of Sterling (English). Compare surname Starlings.
Stirling has 1 alternative form via Sterling: Sterlyn.Kreatif forms: Steiling, Stirlingst, Stling. [more]
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. Census)
The only popular variation form of Stirling (outside Top 1000) is Sterling (#508 last year). This boy name reached the apex of its popularity during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.612%) and is now much less popular (usage 0.492%, down 19.6%). Sterling (#508) is the most trendy baby name here, and there is also a rekindling in birth name usage for this name. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Stirling and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Stirling is alike in pronunciation to Starling. Like Stirling, this name is not commonly used.