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What does Trudy mean?

Trudy Pronunciation of Trudy [trudy] 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.

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

Creative forms:
(female) Tardy, Taudy, ..

(male) Trury, Truto, ..

Middle name pairings:
Trudy Gabriella (T.G.), ..

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)

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, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl 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.

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