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Origin: English
Meaning: High Quality

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Sterling

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Sterling in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Sterling:

  • Records indicate that 27,869 boys in the United States have been named Sterling since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1994, when 573 people in the U.S. were given the name Sterling. Those people are now 26 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      7 Positive Comments

  • "I plan to name my future child Sterling. I'm debating between a boy and girl name, but leaning towards boy since most have said it sounds more boy. Apparently if I have a girl it would be a "stripper's name". I disagree though, I love it either way!" Jan. 27, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Sterling and I love this name. It means pure at heart and of honest values." Mar. 22, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love Sterling for a girl. I plan naming one of my future daughters Sterling - or at least using it as a middle name." Jun. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1962 and my first name is Sterling. It's interesting to note that, as stated in an earlier post, the most common mistake is when I'm called "Spencer." I have also got the odd "Stanley," too - which I really don't like." Oct. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My girl is named Sterling. How accurate is this site?" Sep. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it for a boys name .. but my husband won't let me use it.. he really doesn't like it.." Oct. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "people often call me spencer, i mean really just because we have the same first letter of our name doesnt mean its the same >_<" Dec. 2, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "I'm a girl named Sterling. Many people say "Wow.. Cool name!" But the kids my age (13-14) tease.. Saying it's a boys name and what not. I don't really care, though. I love it." Apr. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well first off I am a girl and my name is Sterling. People often say 'Shterling' or 'Sterlin' but those people were kids. I think my grandma once called me 'Stirly wirly' (ugh) Other than that, people say it's pretty when I tell them my name." Aug. 6, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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