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What does Gerte mean?

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

Associated with: strong, spear (warrior).


Gerte has 1 variant: Gert.

Gerte has 7 more relations via Gertrude: Geertje, Gerda, Gerta, Gertie, Gertina, Gertrud and Gerty.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Gerge, Gertel, ..

(male) Gerge, Gertey, ..

How popular is Gerte?

Gerte is an uncommon first name for women. Gerte is an equally rare 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.

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Gerte and related names. Popular alternative forms of Gerte (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Gertrude, Gertie and Gerda. Other forms, like Gertina, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Gerte was common among parents a century ago (adoption of 0.7%), but now, versions like Gertie have become somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Beate, Bente, Berrte (see Bertha), Berte, Bette, Birte, Geeta, Genae, Gene, Genie, Gerde, Geri, Gerie, Gerri, Gerrie, Gerry, Gitte, Grete, Grette, Hette, Jette, Marte, Mette and Yette. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gerte.