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Gender: M Meaning of Sterling: "of the highest quality" Origin of Sterling: English Sterling's Popularity in 2016: #458

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 2016, perhaps because of its association with suave TV characters Roger Sterling (on Mad Men) and Sterling Archer (on Archer).

Famous People Named Sterling

Sterling Price Holloway, American character actor
(Thomas) Sterling North, American children's novelist
(Julius) Sterling Morton, American secretary of agriculture; founder of Arbor Day
Sterling Price, American politician; 11th Governor of Missouri
Sterling Walter Hayden (born Sterling Relyea Walter), American actor
Sterling Kelby Brown, American actor
Sterling Sandmann Knight, American actor
Sterling Sharpe, American NFL player
Sterling Martin Beaumon, American actor
Sterling Clay Shepard, American NFL player
Sterling Marlin, American NASCAR driver
Hayden Sterling Christensen, Canadian actor best known for his role as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars

Pop Culture References for the name Sterling

Sterling Malory Archer, character from FX 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