What does Gerta mean?
Gerta /ger-ta/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name. Gerta's name origin is Old German, and the name Gerta means "strong spear". Gerta is an alternate form of Gertrude (Old German): name of a seventh century saint. Gearty is a familiar last name.
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. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Gerta and associated names. Popular varying forms of Gerta (outside Top 1000) are Gerda, Gertie, Gertrude, Trudie and Trudy. Forms like Geltrudis are uncommon. Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.392%) and has become significantly lower since, with the forms Gerda, Gertie, Gertrude and Trudy becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)