Sterling

Sterling - A very unique male name



  Jun 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sterling, meaning of the highest quality, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #467. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sterling and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sterling? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Sterling. The baby boy name Sterling was given to 299 baby boys in 2012, ranking #683 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,488 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sterling peaked in popularity 93 years ago in 1924 on position 350.



Famous with this name

Jan Sterling
Sterling Hayden
Dan Sterling


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Sterling is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sterling is currently topping the baby name charts in South Dakota at position #249 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,395.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Sterling is where you live.


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Sterling origin and meaning

Sterling is a 8 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means of the highest quality. To see famous people named Sterling, pop culture references for the name Sterling and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sterling

We've found the following names that sound similar to Sterling, sorted by popularity.

Starling / Stirling /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012683
2011767
2010765
2009954
2008855
2007816
2006805
2005744
2004695
2003631
2002589
2001561
2000573
1999535
1998509
1997498
1996460
1995436
1994396
1993445
1992434
1991461
1990472
1989493
1988438
1987497
1986513
1985514
1984506
1983525
1982572
1981596
1980555
1979577
1978567
1977591
1976594
1975617
1974587
1973571
1972591
1971516
1970544
1969513
1968488
1967529
1966498
1965531
1964479
1963490
1962475
1961513
1960527
1959493
1958497
1957511
1956461
1955461
1954460
1953446
1952444
1951422
1950432
1949418
1948425
1947414
1946415
1945410
1944427
1943428
1942380
1941435
1940412
1939445
1938412
1937454
1936412
1935423
1934440
1933413
1932372
1931407
1930416
1929370
1928410
1927402
1926377
1925396
1924350
1923377
1922365
1921370
1920388
1919357
1918383
1917395
1916376
1915377
1914393
1913373
1912407
1910467

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Dakota249
New Mexico264
Arizona356
Oregon380
South Carolina434
Utah440
Colorado458
Virginia484
Wisconsin493
Nevada503
Kansas511
Mississippi544
Missouri550
Washington574
Texas599
Oklahoma607
Alabama675
Maryland711
North Carolina711
California748
Ohio750
Illinois806
Georgia849
Indiana913
New Jersey1078
New York1196
Pennsylvania1303
Florida1395

Even more about Sterling


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Sterling a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Sterling?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1924
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Sterling
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 5,488
Letter count 8
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +299

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