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What does Gerta mean?

Gerta Pronunciation of Gerta [ger-ta] as a girls' name is an Old German name, and the name Gerta means "strong spear". Gerta is an alternate form of Gertrude (Old German): from gār.

Associated with: strong, spear (warrior).


Gerta has 2 variants: Gertie and Gerty.

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

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

(male) Gerdy, Gertar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gerta Charley (G.C.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl 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, 2015)

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.

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