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What does Gerte mean?

Gerte Pronunciation of Gerte [gerte] as a name for girls is an Old German name, 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.

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

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

(male) Gerge, Gertey, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gerte Tallulah (G.T.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl 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. (2015 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.

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