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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.STUR-ling
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Meaning & History

From a Scottish surname which was derived from city of Stirling, which is itself of unknown meaning. The name can also be given in reference to the English word sterling meaning "excellent". In this case, the word derives from sterling silver, which was so named because of the emblem that some Norman coins bore, from Old English meaning "little star".

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Entry updated July 2, 2008