Meaning and name origin
Gertrude \ge-rtru-de, ger(t)-rude\ as a girl's name is pronounced GER-trood. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Gertrude is "strong spear". Name of a seventh century saint. Writer Gertrude Stein; actress Gertrude Lawrence.
Gertrude is a very popular first name for females (#207 out of 4276, Top 5%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gertrude for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gertrude and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Trudy, Trudie, Gertie, Gerda and Gertrude. (2014 statistics).