Meaning and Name Origin
Ermintrude \e-rmi-ntrude, er-min-trude\ as a girls' name is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Ermintrude is "all loved". From erm(em) or irm(en) "entire, universal", found in Emma, and traut "beloved" or thruth "strength". Also possibly derived from Ermen trut meaning "Ermen's maiden", referring to Ermen the Germanic god of war.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Irma.
Ermintrude has 27 more related forms via Emma: Em, Ema, Emalinda, Emelina, Emeline▼, Emelyne, Emmalee▼, Emmaline, Emmalyn▲, Emmalynn▲, Emmalynne, Emme, Emmeleia, Emmeline, Emmelyn, Emmelyne, Emmet, Emmett, Emmette, Emmi, Emmie▼, Emmot, Emmott, Emmy▲, Emmye, Emmylou and Ima▼.
Ermintrude is an unusual given name for women. Ermintrude is an unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Ermintrude and associated names. Emma (#1 a year ago), Emmalyn (#465), Emmy (#663), Emmalynn (#770), Emmalee (#852), Emmaline (#880), Emmeline (#907), Trudy, Irma, Emmie, Emeline and Ima are the prominent alternative forms of Ermintrude (#unlisted). Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1890-1899 and is almost as widespread today, but with versions such as Emmalee, Trudy, Irma, Emmie and Emeline becoming somewhat outmoded. Emmalyn (#465), Emmy (#663), Emmalynn (#770) and Emma (#1) are four of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation, with Emma enjoying a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)