What does Gertie mean?
Gertie /ger-tie/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Old German derivation, and the name Gertie means "strong spear". Gertie is an alternate spelling of Gertrude (Old German): name of a seventh century saint. Compare last name Gerrie.
How popular is Gertie?
Gertie is a very prominent first name for females (#1369 out of 4276, Top 32%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Gertie for girls. Gertie reached its peak rank of #231 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gertie and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Gertie ranked in the Top 1000 are Trudy, Trudie, Gertrude and Gerda. Variants like Gertrudis are seldom used. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.392%) and are now much less popular, with the versions Gerda, Gertie, Gertrude and Trudy becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)