What does Gertrude mean?
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.Kreatif forms: Gertrule. [more]
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)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Gertrude for girls. Gertrude reached its peak position of #22 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Gerda, Gertie, Trudie and Trudy are the prominent alternative forms of Gertrude rated in the Top 1000. These forms of Gertrude were favored by parents during 1900-1909 (average #608) and are now less conventional, with the forms Gerda, Gertie, Gertrude and Trudy becoming less stylish. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Gertrude and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)