Sterling

Male

Meaning

Starling, Little Star

Origin

British

Pronunciation

/ˈstəːlɪŋ/

Traits associated with the name Sterling:

Dogs named Sterling tend to be loving, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, intelligence, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Sterling?

Naming your dog Sterling suggests that you value qualities such as strength, reliability, and trustworthiness. It may also suggest that you have a strong sense of loyalty and are looking for a companion who will be a faithful and dependable friend.

Is Sterling a good dog name?

Sterling has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Sterling isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

1,687
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967
New York City Dog Name Database
1,461
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Sterling is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Sterling was, in the past month, the 1058th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Sterling is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Sterling was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Sterling's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Sterling is most adored in Connecticut, Wisconsin and Ohio.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Iowa, Oregon and Oklahoma.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Sterling.

Most popular breeds named Sterling:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Australian Shepherd
  3. Doberman Pinscher
  4. Poodle
  5. Chinese Shar-Pei

Sterling is found in these categories:

country dog names
country

Associations with rustic elegance and British currency give it a rural, sophisticated feel.

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Hails from vintage British currency, lacking modern canine moniker popularity.

british dog names
british

Official currency of the United Kingdom, often symbolized as £.

scottish dog names
scottish

Derived from Scottish town Stirling, also refers to British currency.

Dog names like Sterling:

Steward Of The Estate Or Castle
From The Stony Field
Cloth Cutter
From The Shire Wood
Genuine, bold or brave
Home ruler
Sterling dog name meaning

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