Word name, surname, and literary name

Stark Origin and Meaning

The name Stark is a boy's name of English origin.

Stark is an ancient surname derived from the Old English word stearc, meaning firm and unyielding. In modern parlance, stark means severe or plain. But Stark's use as a first name -- 15 boys were named Stark in the US in 2017 -- stems from its prominence in Game of Thrones, which has inspired so many new baby names. House Stark is a ruling family on GoT; its motto is fittingly "Winter is coming," so Stark and other names from the show might make creative names for winter babies.

As a first name, Stark is strong, straightforward, yet a bit, well....stark. Though we doubt it will be the next Arya (a member of House Stark), Stark will undoubtedly grow in usage as a first name along with the popularity of the show and books.

Famous People Named Stark

  • Stark Bunker SandsAmerican actor
  • Stark YoungAmerican playwright, novelist, painter, critic and essayist
  • Oliver StarkBritish actor

Stark in Pop Culture

  • Tony Stark aka Iron Mancharacter in Marvel comics and films
  • (James) Starkcharacter in the "House of Night" series
  • Starka character on TV's "Farscape"
  • Starkcharacter in "Only Forward" by Michael Marshall Smith
  • House Starkfamily in the "Game of Thrones" series, including Eddard "Ned", Catlyn, Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran, Rickon, Lyanna, Benjen, and Brandon
  • Morgan Ho StarkTony Stark's daughter in Avengers Endgame
  • Howard and Maria StarkEdward Stark , Pepper and Morgan Stark, Starks family in Marvel Universe.