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Actor Hayden Christensen's (Anakin Skywalker of Star Wars) full name is Sterling Hayden Christensen.
DiabloGuapo  5/31/2005
Hayden Christensen's full name is just Hayden Christensen, he doesn't have a middle name.
Lady_Skywalker  8/19/2008
Sterling is one of the characters from Leslie Marmon Silko's "Almanac of the Dead."
ars musica  2/5/2006
I know a girl named Sterling.
swisssugar  6/6/2006
My name is Sterling and I'm a guy. For all out there Sterling is a guy's name.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2006
It's a very cool and interesting name!
DarkShizuka  11/11/2006
I love the meaning, but the name makes me think of silver and jewelers and jewelry cleaners.
dreadfulxsorry  11/16/2006
Sterlin North is the author of the children's book "Rascal", a book about a boy who finds and keeps a racoon as a pet.
Missy  12/26/2006
In the book "The Queen of Second Place", the main character's archenemy's name was "Sterling".
hereiamagainxx6  1/10/2007
British currency is Pound Sterling. It's like calling your son Dollar or Yen or Euro.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2007
Really nice name, even though it's mostly for a boy I think naming your daughter this wouldn't be bad.
― Anonymous User  1/25/2007
Nice boy name. I don't know how someone could think a girl would ever want to be named Sterling. I can just imagine the torture they would get.
― Anonymous User  4/17/2007
Just a terrible name, boy or girl it's just bad.
stuckonstupid  10/29/2007
I know both a guy and a girl with this name and it fits them both very nicely. It really does depend on the bearer since it can go either way.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2008
It sounds weird to me as a name. It makes me think of sterling silver, and the name has a rather ugly sound to it with the long schwa on the first syllable. And the -ing ending never really sounds good in names.
slight night shiver  5/7/2008
I know a girl named Sterling, but I still LOVE it for a boy.
Paris44  7/15/2008
ACTUALLY, my name is Sterling, and I am a GIRL. Okay! I am not embarrassed, it is a cool name to have and everyone loves it OKAY. So don't hate on my name, it is beautiful and I am proud.
― Anonymous User  9/26/2008
Famous bearer Sterling Holloway, frequent voice actor for Disney. Provided the voice of the Chesire Cat in "Alice in Wonderland."
claraelizabethann  2/22/2009
Sterling Holloway is also famous as the voice of Winnie the Pooh.
noae  4/12/2009
Very handsome and masculine name. I love it (boy only)!
Beautiful Victory  11/8/2009
Way better for a boy than a girl.
D.Scott  11/17/2009
Sterling Knight, the Disney channel star from Sonny With a Chance. I really like the name and it sounds even nicer with his last name.
Liesl  2/16/2010
It's too bad that it's associated with Sterling silver and English money. I love the sound of Sterling, though it might be a bit heavy for a boy to bear. This name sounds scholarly, serious, and masculine. I'd hate to see Sterling on a female.
Athena Nike  3/27/2010
I must be crazy, because this name isn't masculine to me at all. Perhaps it's because I think of sterling silver and jewelry and the like, but to me, Sterling is feminine. I'm not sure how well a girl with the first name Sterling would fare in today's world, but I'd totally use it for a female character. I also think it makes a great feminine middle name.
erb816  12/21/2010
My paternal great grandfather's name was Sterling. (It was his moms maiden name.) I think it's really cool!
Chrila96  2/2/2011
My name is also Sterling and I'm a guy... I love my name.

I don't understand why some people here are saying they can't imagine the torture a girl would get for having the name Sterling. It sounds fine. It's pretty neutral in my opinion, although slightly more on the masculine side, and is a traditionally masculine name.
― Anonymous User  7/4/2011
Sterling Archer is the main character on Archer.
mymymetrocard  9/30/2011
Stirling is also believed to be the township of Merlin lending credence to its possible meaning of the land of Merlin.
Sterlingisgold  3/12/2012
Sterling is an awesome name! It's uncommon but not unheard of, and I can see it on all ages fairly easily. There's no nicknames for it though, but that doesn't really matter anyway. Not everyone likes or wants to use nicknames. Overall, I think Sterling is an interesting and refreshing choice for a name :)
Oohvintage  3/2/2013
This was actually the nickname given to me by a good friend in middle school. The fact that it's also the name of British money doesn't bother me. I know about Sterling Silver, haha, and don't see anything wrong with that. We have people with similar names or named after places/jewels/colors so what's the difference?
EstherTester  4/23/2013
Wow, I am usually very against male names being used on females but in this case, I was surprised to find Sterling only listed as masculine! I know three female Sterling's and no male Sterling's, so naturally I thought it was either a girl name or at least unisex. I wouldn't have a problem using it for a boy or a girl.
mmcurliq42311  5/25/2013
Having the name Sterling is a duty, I hold my values high to be untarnished by society. That I can be a little star for others to help find there way.

I leave these ideals with you to be pondered.

"A name is more than a word "
Sterlingisgold  10/30/2013
Sterling is not mainly a guys name. I'm a girl and I love being named Sterling. It's extremely uncommon and people love how "pretty" the name Sterling is. I tend to get a few nicknames and I like them. Sterl the girl is by far one of my favorites. I get sterl, silver, ling, and a few others. I know two guys named Sterling. I do sometimes get mistaken for a guy on paper. But it's all apart of the life you lead when your name is as awesome as Sterling.
sterl_the_girl  8/31/2014
I like the name a lot! It's also a great sounding last name. Don't like the name for a girl because I'm not a fan of unisex, unfeminine names for girls.
firestar11  12/11/2015
This is a distinguished, masculine name for a boy. It evokes class and distinction. A great choice for parents who like virtue names, but want something with an alternative meaning. Not sure why this is starting to rank as a girl's name, it's decidedly masculine. Hope it's not muddied too much by clueless parents.
― Anonymous User  3/8/2016
I like this name. It's a little pretentious and uppity sounding, but when paired with the right name it could work. Reminds me of Sterling Holloway who did the voices in Winnie The Pooh, his name had a memorable ring to it.
― Anonymous User  3/16/2016
My maiden name is Sterling and have often wondered whether my roots are English or Scottish. My father definitely had the Scottish trait of being a very frugal, but a successful man.
mostlynuts  8/15/2016
Sterling Morrison was the guitarist for the Velvet Underground.
Thegirl101  3/6/2017
I'm a girl with the name Sterling. I'm often confused for a boy before people meet. And everyone seems to think that it's pretty. I see my name as one that is becoming gender neutral, like Shawn and Tyler are where I live.
xeroxaraxuli  4/24/2017
I'm usually not a fan of surnames as names, but I really like this one. It sounds more masculine to me.
It probably wouldn't work on a British child, though, because of the currency.
― Anonymous User  8/12/2017
I think it sounds weird as a first name, but that's due to my last name being Sterling.
robertsterling  1/5/2018
I think it's a very nice name. On rejecting it solely based on its association with (specifically British) currency, it's not like the name "Penny" exists...
― Anonymous User  3/22/2018

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