"of the highest quality"

Sterling Origin and Meaning

The name Sterling is both a boy's name and a girl'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 is more commonly a male name or surname, but is occasionally used for girls as well.

Sterling Popularity

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Famous People Named Sterling

  • Sterling Diane Falconettidaughter of former Olympic gymast Shannon Miller
  • Sterling JerinsAmerican actress
  • Sterling HyltinAmerican ballerina
  • Mindy Lee SterlingAmerican actress

Sterling in Pop Culture

  • Sterling is a teenaged girl's character name on the TV series "The Killing." Fairly common name for a boy in the American Southeast (GeorgiaAlabama, Carolinas)