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What does Gertraud mean?

Gertraud Pronunciation of Gertraud [ger-traud] as a name for girls has its root in Old German, and the name Gertraud means "strong spear". Gertraud is an alternate spelling of Gertrude (Old German): from gār.

Associated with: strong, spear (warrior).


Gertraud has 1 variant: Gertrud.

6 more relations via Gertrude: Geltruda, Geltrude, Gerta, Gertruda, Gertrudes and Gertrudis.

Creative forms:
(female) Geortraud, Gertraude, ..

(male) Gerrad, Gertraude, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gertraud Ameera (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gertraud?

Gertraud is an unusual given name for females. Gertraud is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Gertrude is the only popular varying form of Gertraud (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Gertrudis, are seldom used. Adoption of this form of Gertraud was at its most widespread in the 1890s (#24), but now, Gertrude has become less stylish. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gertrude in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Astrud, Bertrade, Ermentraud, Garland, Geertruida, Geeta, Geltrudis (see Gertrude), Genara, Geralda, Geranium, Gerarda, Gerarde, Gerda, Gerica, Gerika, Germain, Germana, Germane (see Germaine), Germayn (see Germaine), Gerri, Gerrica, Gerrie, Gerry, Gert, Gerte, Gertie, Gertina, Gerty, Gevira, Imtrud (see Ermintrude) and Irmtraud. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gertraud.

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