What does Trude mean?
Trude [trude] as a girls' name is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Trude is "strong spear". Trude is an alternate form of Gertrude (Old German): from gār. Trude is also a variation of Trudy (Old German).
(female) Tarde, Truta, ..
(male) Truke, Trure, .. Middle name pairings:
Trude Kalli (T.K.), ..
How popular is Trude?
Trude is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#47654 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Trude (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Trudy, Trudie, Trudi, Tru and Gertrude. Other variants, like Trudey, are seldom used. These relations of Trude were favored as birth names during the years 1890-1899 (adoption of 0.7%), but now, versions like Gertrude have become somewhat dated. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Aude, Bride, Maude▼, Taube, Tilde, Trace, Trine, Trule, Truley, Truly and Truth. These names tend to be more commonly used than Trude.See names in meaning and etymology.