The name Starr has a few different possible origins. One possibility is that it derived from the Old English word steorra, and the meaning of Starr is 'star'. Alternatively, it could be related to the Old Norse stjarna, meaning 'star' or 'jewel'. It's also possible that the name is of Celtic origin, from the Gaelic word for 'star'. The name Starr is thus quite literal—it refers to the celestial body. The star sign associated with the name Starr is Leo. Those who are born under Leo sun sign are said to be confident, ambitious, and natural leaders. As a given name, Starr is most common in English-speaking countries. It has been used as a first name for both boys and girls over the years but is more commonly seen as a feminine name nowadays. Those with this name are said to be confident, optimistic, and natural leaders. A famous person bearing the name is Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. Other famous bearers of Starr are English comedian Freddie Starr, American rapper Fredro Starr, American singer-songwriter Garrison Starr, and American actors Beau Starr and Don Starr. The family name Starr was prevalent in Scotland, Canada, USA, and UK between 1840 and 1920 with the highest number of Starr families (98 families, 21% Starr families) in the US found in Ohio in 1840. Most Starr families in the world were seen in 1880 USA.