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What does Geertje mean?

Geertje Pronunciation of Geertje [geert-je] as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the name Geertje means "strong spear". Geertje is a Dutch form of Gertrude (Old German): from gār.

Associated with: strong, spear (warrior).


5 different relations via Gertrude: Gert, Gerta, Gerte, Gertie and Gerty.

Creative forms:
(female) Geertne, Geertni, ..

(male) Geertle, Geerton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Geertje Malaya (G.M.), ..

How popular is Geertje?

Geertje is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Geertje is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Gertie and Gertrude are the popular varying forms of Geertje (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Geertje was well-received among parents in the 1890s (average #140), but now, forms such as Gertrude have become less fashionable. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gertie, Gertrude in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Geertje and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Doortje, Geegee, Geerda (see Gerda), Geeta, Genette, Georgie, Gerde, Gerie, Gerrie, Grete, Grethe, Grette, Grietje, Martje and Neeltje. These names tend to be more commonly used than Geertje.

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