Infographic of Sterling name meaning, which is “A man of quality,” in allusion to the standard meaning of the word sterling, based on the Anglo-Saxon steorra (a star) and ling (a suffix designating smallness ).
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Sterling Name Popularity

How popular is the name Sterling? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 463 11 0.0031%
1911 0 0%
1912 406 51 0.0101%
1913 371 85 0.015%
1914 392 107 0.0154%
1915 377 165 0.0182%
1916 376 173 0.0179%
1917 393 165 0.0165%
1918 383 199 0.0185%
1919 356 214 0.0204%
1920 388 194 0.0174%
1921 371 228 0.0199%
1922 364 233 0.0209%
1923 377 213 0.019%
1924 350 248 0.0214%
1925 395 193 0.0171%
1926 376 204 0.0185%
1927 403 186 0.0168%
1928 409 175 0.0164%
1929 369 201 0.0194%
1930 415 161 0.0154%
1931 407 152 0.0154%
1932 372 191 0.0193%
1933 412 134 0.0144%
1934 438 124 0.0128%
1935 423 135 0.0139%
1936 410 141 0.0146%
1937 453 116 0.0118%
1938 413 152 0.0148%
1939 445 125 0.0123%
1940 412 158 0.0149%
1941 435 140 0.0124%
1942 380 219 0.0173%
1943 428 168 0.0129%
1944 424 164 0.0132%
1945 409 172 0.0141%
1946 413 196 0.0133%
1947 417 230 0.0138%
1948 425 205 0.0128%
1949 417 219 0.0136%
1950 430 197 0.0122%
1951 420 219 0.0129%
1952 444 207 0.0119%
1953 445 211 0.0119%
1954 459 203 0.0111%
1955 457 219 0.0119%
1956 458 224 0.0119%
1957 512 187 0.0097%
1958 496 200 0.0106%
1959 493 206 0.0108%
1960 527 179 0.0094%
1961 516 195 0.0103%
1962 475 237 0.0129%
1963 488 222 0.0124%
1964 482 232 0.0132%
1965 530 164 0.01%
1966 497 194 0.0124%
1967 528 158 0.0104%
1968 488 192 0.0128%
1969 513 187 0.0121%
1970 541 174 0.0109%
1971 516 204 0.0136%
1972 591 135 0.0099%
1973 567 148 0.0114%
1974 586 139 0.0107%
1975 611 127 0.0099%
1976 593 142 0.011%
1977 589 152 0.0113%
1978 567 173 0.0129%
1979 577 173 0.0123%
1980 555 197 0.0135%
1981 596 155 0.0105%
1982 572 179 0.012%
1983 524 207 0.014%
1984 502 235 0.0158%
1985 513 240 0.0158%
1986 514 248 0.0164%
1987 494 277 0.0182%
1988 438 379 0.0243%
1989 490 336 0.0208%
1990 469 397 0.024%
1991 461 414 0.0254%
1992 434 473 0.0296%
1993 445 453 0.0291%
1994 396 550 0.0358%
1995 435 483 0.032%
1996 460 433 0.0289%
1997 497 377 0.0255%
1998 509 372 0.0249%
1999 535 343 0.0229%
2000 572 311 0.0204%
2001 560 335 0.0222%
2002 589 310 0.0207%
2003 629 281 0.0185%
2004 695 240 0.0157%
2005 737 223 0.0146%
2006 800 206 0.0132%
2007 805 218 0.0138%
2008 841 205 0.0133%
2009 930 158 0.0106%
2010 750 244 0.0169%
2011 753 244 0.0171%
2012 663 308 0.0216%
2013 566 409 0.0287%
2014 501 511 0.0351%
2015 485 555 0.0381%
2016 456 624 0.0433%
2017 430 672 0.0481%
2018 398 750 0.0546%
2019 399 723 0.0534%

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Data via SSA.gov.


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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Sterlyn

Genuine, of high quality

English

Stirling

Genuine, of high quality

English


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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Starling
Sutherland

Southern island


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