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). Compare surname Starlings.
Stirling has 1 alternative form via Sterling: Sterlyn.Kreatif forms: Sestirling, Stirlinggio, Stirlingse. [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 2 years ago). This relation of Stirling was favored as a birth name during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.612%) and is somewhat less common today (usage 0.492%, 19.6% less). Sterling is the clear favorite. 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.