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Gender: Female Origin of Starling: Bird name

The name Starling is a girl's name . Starling and is often added to lists like Bird Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Unusual choice that was the original name of children's illustrator Tasha Tudor, but is an interesting elaboration of Star, taking it into avian territory.

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Famous People Named Starling

Starling Burgess, birth name of American author and illustrator Tasha Tudor
Starling Tucker, U.S. Congressman from South Carolina
Starling Javier Marte, Dominican male baseball player
Reynaldo Starling López, Dominican male baseball player

Pop Culture References for the name Starling

Starling, character in "Wonder When You'll Miss Me" by Amanda Davis
Clarice Starling, main character in novel and film "The Silence of the Lambs"
Starling, character in Robin Hobb's Farseer trilogy
As a surname, it arose from a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a starling (Sturnus vulgaris), especially in constantly chattering.
Starling City, fictional town in the Green Arrow comics