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What does Trudi mean?

Trudi Pronunciation of Trudi [tru-di] as a name for girls is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Trudi is "strong spear". Trudi is a variant form of Gertrude (Old German): from gār. Trudi is also a derivative of Trudy (Old German).

Associated with: strong, spear (warrior).


Trudi has 4 variants: Truda, Trudey, Trudie and Trudye.

4 more different relations via Gertrude, Trudy: Traudl, Tru, Trude and Truus.

Creative forms:
(female) Terdi, Trudea, ..

(male) Trutau, Truto, ..

Middle name pairings:
Trudi Miabella (T.M.), ..

How popular is Trudi?

Trudi is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2242 out of 4276, Top 52%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Trudi entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #1017 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Trudi are Trudy, Trudie, Tru and Gertrude. Other variants, like Trudey, are seldom used. These relations of Trudi were at the apex of their popularity a century ago (average #1353), but now, forms like Gertrude have become somewhat outmoded.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Audi, Bradi, Bridi, Fredi, Judi, Rudi, Teddi, Traci, Trini, Trule, Truly and Truth. These names tend to be less commonly used than Trudi.

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