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What does Gerty mean?

Gerty Pronunciation of Gerty [ger-ty] as a girls' name is an Old German name, and the name Gerty means "strong spear". Gerty is a version of Gertrude (Old German): from gār.

Associated with: strong, spear (warrior).


Gerty has 2 variants: Gerta and Gertie.

6 more alternative forms via Gertrude: Geertje, Gerda, Gert, Gerte, Gertina and Gertrud.

Creative forms:
(female) Gerdi, Gersy, ..

(male) Gerle, Gerti, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gerty Riya (G.R.), ..

How popular is Gerty?

Gerty is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Gerty is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Gerda, Gertie and Gertrude are the prominent related forms of Gerty (not ranked). These relations of Gerty were popular during 1890-1899 (adoption of 0.74%), but now, versions such as Gertie have become less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Berrty (see Bertha), Berty, Betty, Geeta, Genny, Georgy, Gerde, Geri, Gerie, Gerri, Gerry, Hetty, Letty, Marty, Netty, Tetty, Verety and Verity. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gerty.

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