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What does Gertie mean?

Gertie [ger-tie] as a girls' name is of Old German derivation, and the name Gertie means "strong spear". Gertie is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -ie, of Gertrude (Old German): from gār.

Associated with: strong, spear (warrior).


Gertie has 2 variants: Gerta and Gerty.

Gertie has 6 more different relations via Gertrude: Geertje, Gerda, Gert, Gerte, Gertina and Gertrud.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Gartie, Geltie, ..

(male) Gerdo, Gertin, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Gertie for girls. Gertie reached its peak rank of #231 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gertie name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gertie outside U.S.

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 2000 are Gertrude and Gerda. Other variants, like Gerty, are seldom used. These forms of Gertie were popular as baby names in the 1890s (median #441).

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

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

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Recommended names are Artie, Beatie, Berdie, Bernie, Berrie, Berte, Berthe, Berti, Bertie, Bertine, Bettie, Gardie, Genie, Gennie, Georgie, Gerde, Gerdine, Geri, Gerie, Gerri, Gerrie, Gratia, Grete, Grethe, Grette, Hettie, Jerrie, Kerrie, Lettie, Martie, Mercie, Merrie, Mertice, Mertis, Mertle, Mirtie, Myrtie, Nettie, Perrie, Terie, Terrie, Tertia, Verdie, Veretie, Veritie, Verlie, Vernie and Yettie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gertie.