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Gender: M Meaning of Sterling: "of the highest quality" Origin of Sterling: English Sterling's Popularity in 2015: #495

A name with some sterling qualities, most associated with the British currency and silver markets. Sterling has risen more than 400 spots on the US Top 1000 between 2009 and 2015, perhaps because of its association with suave TV characters Roger Sterling (on Mad Men) and Sterling Archer (on Archer).

Famous People Named Sterling

Sterling Holloway (b. 1905), American character actor
Sterling North (b. 1906), American author
Sterling Hayden (b. 1916), American actor and author
Sterling K. Brown, American actor
Sterling Sandmann Knight (b. 1989), American actor
Sterling Sharpe (b. 1965), former Green Bay Packer wide receiver
Sterling Beaumon (b. 1995), American actor
Sterling Knight, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Sterling

Arrogant, laughable spy Sterling Malory Archer, played by H. Jon Benjamin on the TV show "Archer."
Sterling McCormack, character from Australian TV series "All Saints".
Roger Sterling, of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce on the 1960s set show Mad Men.
Pound sterling, the currency of the UK.
Sterling, character in the stories of Kit Kittredge, American Girl Doll