"of the highest quality"

Sterling Origin and Meaning

The name Sterling is a boy's name of English origin meaning "of the highest quality".

A name with some sterling qualities, most associated with the British currency and silver markets. Sterling has several recent TV associations, with characters Roger Sterling (on Mad Men) and Sterling Archer (on Archer), and actor Sterling K. Brown (on This is Us).

# 403 in the US

Sterling Rank in US Top 1000

# 313 on Nameberry

Sterling Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Sterling Popularity

Famous People Named Sterling

  • Sterling Price HollowayAmerican character actor
  • (Thomas) Sterling NorthAmerican children's novelist
  • (Julius) Sterling MortonAmerican secretary of agriculture; founder of Arbor Day
  • Sterling PriceAmerican politician; 11th Governor of Missouri
  • Sterling Walter Hayden (born Sterling Relyea Walter)American actor
  • Sterling Kelby BrownAmerican actor
  • Sterling Sandmann KnightAmerican actor
  • Sterling SharpeAmerican NFL player
  • Sterling Martin BeaumonAmerican actor
  • Sterling Clay ShepardAmerican NFL player
  • Sterling MarlinAmerican NASCAR driver
  • Hayden Sterling ChristensenCanadian actor
  • Sterling TuckerAmerican civil and political rights activist and politician

Sterling in Pop Culture

  • Sterling Malory Archercharacter from FX show "Archer."
  • Sterling McCormackcharacter from Australian TV series "All Saints".
  • Roger Sterlingof Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce on the 1960s set show Mad Men.
  • Pound sterlingthe currency of the UK.
  • Sterlingcharacter in the stories of Kit Kittredge, American Girl Doll
  • Sterlingcharacter on the CW show "The 100"
  • Sterlingcharacter in DC Universe