US Popularity:672
Meaning:Valuable, silver penny; Excellent; LIttle star; Bird
Sterling is a baby boy name of English origin. Fans of This Is Us may be aware of award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown, but the reason for the name's popularity isn't solely from the Hollywood actor. Sterling has come a long way from the medieval era and is a variant of the Old English names Stirling and Starling, meaning "excellent" or "little star." This baby name also derives from the British pound and sterling silver used in necklaces, earrings, and other quality accessories, giving it the definition of "valuable" or "silver penny." Additionally, it could derive from the starling bird. Whether baby shines throughout the day or becomes a well-known icon, baby Sterling is sure to suit this name perfectly.

Sterling Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Sterling is currently #691 on The Bump
Boy:Sterling is currently #394 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Sterling is currently #672 in U.S. births
Boy:Sterling is currently #403 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 5
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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