Meaning and Origin of: Sterling

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Genuine, valued

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Scottish : variant spelling of Stirling.
  • English : perhaps a variant of Starling.
  • German : from Middle High German sterlinc, the name of a coin, hence probably a nickname for someone who paid that amount in rent.
  • William Sterling settled in Haverhill, MA, in 1662.