What does Gerte mean?
Gerte \ge(r)-te\ as a name for girls. Gerte's name origin is Old German, and the name Gerte means "strong spear". Gerte is a form of Gertrude (Old German): name of a seventh century saint. Not generally used as a given name for girls.
Gerte has 1 variant: Gert.
Gerte has 17 more related variations via Gertrude: Geertruide, Geltruda, Geltrudis, Gerda▼, Gerta, Gertie▼, Gertina, Gertraud, Gertrud, Gertruda, Gertrudis, Gerty, Traudl, Trude, Trudi, Trudie and Trudy▼.
Gerte is an uncommon first name for women. Gerte is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Gerte and related names. Popular alternative forms of Gerte (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Trudy, Trudie, Gertrude, Gertie and Gerda. Usage of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1900-1909 and is now significantly less, with the versions Trudy, Gertrude, Gertie and Gerda becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)