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What does Gerda mean?

Gerda Pronunciation of Gerda as a girls' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Gerda is "shelter". Modern form of Gerd or Gerth, the name of the goddess of fertility associated with the earth. Also form of Gertrude.


ASSOCIATED WITH norse, modern, goddess, earth


VARIANTS Garda, Geerda, Gerde

(female) Gerdi, ..

(male) Gerday, ..

Gerda Keila (G.K.), ..

How popular is Gerda?

Gerda is a very prominent first name for women (#1552 out of 4276, Top 36%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#99725 out of 150436, Top 66%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Gerda reached its highest position of #1044 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not found in the list currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Gertrude is the only other popular alternative form of Gerda appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Gerda were favored by parents 128 years ago (MEDIAN #534), but now, the form Gertrude has become less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gerda, Gertrude in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gerda is alike in pronunciation to Gardie. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aeeda, Arda, Beda, Darda, Erda, Gada, Geela, Geena, Geeta, Geila, Geina, Gelya, Gemma, Gena, Genia, Genna, Genya, Geralda, Gerarda, Geri, Gerica, Gerie, Gerika, Gerri, Gerry, Gert, Gerta, Gerte, Gerty, Gilda, Glenda, Golda, Guida, Gwenda, Heda, Hedda, Heida, Ieeda, Jenda, Kelda, Kenda, Leda, Leida, Lenda, Leoda, Leyda, Meda, Narda, Neda, Nedda, Nelda, Nerida, Norda, Reda, Reeda, Reida, Selda, Varda, Veda, Veeda, Veida, Velda, Verda, Warda, Welda, Wenda, Zelda and Zenda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gerda.

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