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The name Sterling is of English origin, and means first class.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Sterling has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Sterling
Use of the Name Sterling for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
25,646 15,253 9,395 3,951 1,731 622 300
The table below indicates the number of times the name Sterling has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Sterling
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188044017  
18816958  
188246616  
188339620  
188441320  
188543618  
188664010  
188739019  
188837425  
188949415  
189050915  
189134825  
189240323  
189332130  
189453615  
189530835  
189643621  
189738225  
189839026  
189945318  
190035838  
190135228  
190236430  
190335231  
190435333  
190539030  
190638532  
190735739  
190834444  
190934247  
191038846  
191142647  
1912385100  
1913362132  
1914385151  
1915372209  
1916391203  
1917384217  
1918372252  
1919361258  
1920375256  
1921372266  
1922364270  
1923377252  
1924349283  
1925388238  
1926374244  
1927384237  
1928388232  
1929359248  
1930404208  
1931406191  
1932368228  
1933398186  
1934411185  
1935415177  
1936393194  
1937439166  
1938416187  
1939430176  
1940400207  
1941415198  
1942380257  
1943422217  
1944414211  
1945409216  
1946418232  
1947409279  
1948421254  
1949422259  
1950422253  
1951426256  
1952437257  
1953449253  
1954455252  
1955457262  
1956451282  
1957497247  
1958496246  
1959487258  
1960515238  
1961506246  
1962468289  
1963464287  
1964471282  
1965523215  
1966492238  
1967511217  
1968484246  
1969506235  
1970551219  
1971523242  
1972589184  
1973570194  
1974576195  
1975602182  
1976592189  
1977574213  
1978555226  
1979571226  
1980549241  
1981581218  
1982559236  
1983508275  
1984492291  
1985528273  
1986510297  
1987490326  
1988444413  
1989486389  
1990463451  
1991463454  
1992440502  
1993437505  
1994402573  
1995447510  
1996466468  
1997495427  
1998505423  
1999530392  
2000568363  
2001546392  
2002589354  
2003633322  
2004670300  
Totals:  25,646 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Sterling as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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