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What does Tru mean?

Tru Pronunciation of Tru [tru] as a name for girls is an Old German name, and Tru means "strong spear". Tru is an alternate spelling of Gertrude (Old German): from gār.

Associated with: strong, spear (warrior).


7 different relations via Gertrude: Gert, Traudl, Trude, Trudi, Trudie, Trudy and Truus.

Creative forms:
(female) Taru, Tra, ..

(male) Triq, Try, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tru Maia (T.M.), ..

How popular is Tru?

Tru is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Tru is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Tru was first listed in 2004 and reached its peak rank of #1583 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tru name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tru outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Trudy, Trudie, Trudi and Gertrude are the prominent variation forms of Tru. Other variants, like Traudl, are seldom used. These forms of Tru were at the apex of their popularity in the 1890s (adoption of 0.7%), but now, forms such as Trudy have become somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tru, Gertrude, Trudi, Trudie, Trudy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tru is pronounced similarly to Trea, Treia and Treya. Other suggested similar names are Dru, Pru and Thu. These names tend to be more commonly used than Tru.

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