First name origin & meaning:
Middle English: Serious-minded
First name variations: Stearn, Stearne, Sterne
Last name origins & meanings:
- German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German
stern, German Stern ‘star’, a habitational name for
someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a star, or a
Jewish ornamental name.
- English: nickname for a severe person, from
Middle English stern(e) ‘strict’, ‘austere’.
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