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What does Gerta mean?

Gerta /ger-ta/ as a girls' name. Gerta's name origin is Old German, and the name Gerta means "strong spear". Gerta is an alternate form, with the suffix -a, of Gertrude (Old German): from gār.

Associated with: strong, spear (warrior)


Gerta has 2 variants: Gertie and Gerty.

Gerta has 8 more related forms via Gertrude: Geertje, Gerda, Gert, Gerte, Gertina, Gertraud, Gertrud and Gertruda.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Geria, Gerva, ..

(male) Gerdy, Gertar, ..

How popular is Gerta?

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


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Gerta and associated names. Popular varying forms of Gerta (outside Top 2000) are Gerda, Gertie and Gertrude. Other forms, like Gertruda, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Gerta reached its most widespread during the years 1890-1899 (average #441), but now, forms such as Gertie have become less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Barta, Beata, Berrta, Berta, Beta, Betta, Birta, Cetta, Delta, Detta, Eberta, Garda, Geela, Geena, Geerda (see Gerda), Geeta, Geila, Geina, Gelya, Gemma, Gena, Genia, Genna, Genya, Gerde, Geri, Gerica, Gerie, Gerika, Gerri, Gerry, Ghita, Gita, Gitta, Grata, Greeta, Greta, Gretta, Gryta (see Greta), Gusta, Herta, Hetta, Jetta, Leeta, Leota, Leta, Letta, Marta, Meerta, Meta, Meyta, Mirta, Myrta, Nesta, Neta, Netta, Perita, Peta, Reeta, Reita, Reta, Retta, Serita, Teeta, Uberta, Veeta, Verita, Vesta, Veta, Yetta, Zeeta, Zeta and Zetta. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gerta.