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Gender: F Origin of Starling: Bird name

Unusual choice that was the original name of children's illustrator Tasha Tudor, but is an interesting elaboration of Star, taking it into avian territory.

Famous People Named Starling

Starling Burgess, birth name of American author and illustrator Tasha Tudor
Starling Marte, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder

Pop Culture References for the name Starling

Name of Faith's suicidal friend from Wonder When You'll Miss Me
Clarice Starling was the protagonist of the novel and film The Silence of the Lambs
As a surname, it arose from a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a starling (Sturnus vulgaris), especially in constantly chattering.
Name of the minstrel who followed FitzChivalry Farseer on his quest through the mountain kingdoms and beyond in Robin Hobb's Farseer trilogy.