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What does Trudy mean?

Trudy /tru-dy/ as a girls' name is pronounced TROO-dee. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Trudy is "strong spear". Nickname for Gertrude and Ermintrude.

Associated with: strong, spear (warrior).


Trudy has 6 variants: Truda, Trude, Trudey, Trudi, Trudie and Trudye.

Trudy has 3 more different relations via Ermintrude, Gertrude: Traudl, Tru and Truus.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Trutah, Trutay, ..

(male) Trury, Truto, ..

How popular is Trudy?

Trudy is a very prominent first name for women (#589 out of 4276, Top 14%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Trudy for girls. Trudy was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #288 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Trudy and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Trudy are Trudie, Trudi, Tru and Gertrude. These forms of Trudy reached the height of their popularity a century ago (median #1353), but now, forms like Gertrude have become somewhat outmoded.

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Brady, Bridy, Fredy, Judy, Prudy, Tandy, Tildy, Tracy, Trixy, Trule, Truley, Truly and Truth. These names tend to be less frequently used than Trudy.