Sterling Meaning and Origin

The name Sterling is a unisex name meaning “starling” and is of English origin. Sterling is a name of uncertain origin, it is likely that comes from Middle English sterling, “starling” a bird name, or from Middle English sterre “star” + -ling (as in shilling). Another theory is that it derives from Old French estedre “stater” an ancient gold or silver coin. The Scottish version Stirling is a locational surname from Stirlingshire, Scotland. 

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