My grandfather's name(s) were John Joseph Sterling So*****and. I nearly added Sterling as a middle name. I named my 2005 3.0 liter Jaguar S-Type 'Stirling" (after the famous British race-car driver Stirling Moss). This befits a noble four-door Saloon of great repute. There's really nothing to be added to this particular missive, is there?
It's honestly really cute imo! But it only fits a baby girl to me.
Sterling Skye Mahomes is the name of Patrick Mahomes baby. She's a girl and I prefer it as a girl name a lot more then a boy name!
Sounds too surnamey and pretentious. It's ridiculous on girls.
My name is Sterling, and I was named after my great uncle that died in a bus crash after winning the football championship when he was in high school. The high School gym was named the Heater Newman memorial gym, after the two people that died in the bus crash. My uncle Sterling Heater, and Al Newman. I love my name.
My brother's name is Sterling. It means 'pure', and 'of value', but my brother? Eh...Still, he got named after our great uncle who died in a bus crash. In Grant's Pass, Oregon (Where I live) The high school's gym is named the Heater Newman Memorial gym. After him. So I think it's a good name.
It sounds too pretentious. If you give your son this name, then he would probably get beat up at school. Poor families usually give their kids names like this. They name their offspring after things they can't afford. A typical Sterling would likely have sisters named Mercedes and Diamond.
It’s nice but old fashioned now. Preferred as a surname.
Lorna Morello in the series Orange is the New Black names her son Sterling.
Sterling is an antagonist in the Pixar film Cars 3.
According to, there are two people in the U.S. named Sterling Sterling.
Sterling Kelby Brown is the actor who portrayed Christopher Darden in the FOX drama anthology "The People v. O.J. Simpson."
According to, there are two people in the U.S. named Sterling Silver.
Last name. Sounds silly on girls.
I have arrived to say that I am a female, and my first name is Sterling! I personally think it's pretty great as a name, especially since my middle name is "AG" (look it up, in the periodic table!) Also I get to say that I have quite a Sterling personality XD I also really love the history behind this name, it's been passed through my family quite a bit, and to find out that it was an old Scottish city is pretty awesome! And to top it off, there's a little town in Alaska called Sterling.
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...
I think it sounds weird as a first name, but that's due to my last name being Sterling.
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.
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.
Sterling Morrison was the guitarist for the Velvet Underground.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 "
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.
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?
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 :)
Stirling is also believed to be the township of Merlin lending credence to its possible meaning of the land of Merlin.
Sterling Archer is the main character on Archer.
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.
My paternal great grandfather's name was Sterling. (It was his moms maiden name.) I think it's really cool!
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.
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.
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.
Way better for a boy than a girl.
Very handsome and masculine name. I love it (boy only)!
Sterling Holloway is also famous as the voice of Winnie the Pooh.
Famous bearer Sterling Holloway, frequent voice actor for Disney. Provided the voice of the Chesire Cat in "Alice in Wonderland."
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.
I know a girl named Sterling, but I still LOVE it for a boy.
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.
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.
Just a terrible name, boy or girl it's just bad.
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.
Really nice name, even though it's mostly for a boy I think naming your daughter this wouldn't be bad.
British currency is Pound Sterling. It's like calling your son Dollar or Yen or Euro.
In the book "The Queen of Second Place", the main character's archenemy's name was "Sterling".
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.
I love the meaning, but the name makes me think of silver and jewelers and jewelry cleaners.
It's a very cool and interesting name!
My name is Sterling and I'm a guy. For all out there Sterling is a guy's name.
I know a girl named Sterling.
Sterling is one of the characters from Leslie Marmon Silko's "Almanac of the Dead."
Actor Hayden Christensen's (Anakin Skywalker of Star Wars) full name is Sterling Hayden Christensen.
Hayden Christensen's full name is just Hayden Christensen, he doesn't have a middle name.

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