What does Gertrude mean?
Gertrude [gertrude] as a girls' name is pronounced GER-trood. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Gertrude is "strong spear". From gâr, gêr "spear", and thruth "strength". Saint Gertrude of Nivelles was a seventh-century saint. Also the name of a 13th-century mystic called Gertrude the Great. Writer Gertrude Stein; actress Gertrude Lawrence.
Gertrude▼ has 24 variants: Geertje, Geertruida, Geltruda, Geltrude, Geltrudis, Gerda, Gert, Gerta, Gerte, Gertie▼, Gertina, Gertraud, Gertrud, Gertruda, Gertrudes, Gertrudis, Gerty, Traudl, Tru, Trude, Trudi, Trudie, Trudy▼ and Truus.Creative forms:
(female) Gertrudey, Gertrule, ..
(male) Gertrudon, Gertrury, .. Middle name pairings:
Gertrude Kingsley (G.K.), ..
How popular is Gertrude?
Gertrude is a very prominent first name for females (#207 out of 4276, Top 5%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Gertrude reached its peak position of #24 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Gerda, Gertie, Tru, Trudi, Trudie and Trudy are the prominent alternative forms of Gertrude rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Gertrude were favored by parents a century ago (average #1152), but now, forms such as Trudy have become less stylish.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Astride, Berthilde, Bertilde, Bertrade, Bertrice, Emeraude, Fernande, Garlande, Geerda (see Gerda), Georgie▼, Geradine, Geralda, Gerarda, Gerarde, Gerardine, Gerardyne, Gerde, Gerdene (see Geraldine), Gerdine, Gerianne, Gerie, Germaine▼, Germane (see Germaine), Germayne, Gerri, Gerrica, Gerrie, Gerry▼, Mercede, Serhilde and Verde. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gertrude.See names in meaning and etymology.