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What does Gerta mean?

Gerta Pronunciation of Gerta as a girls' name is an Old German name, and the name Gerta means "strong spear". Gerta is an alternate form of Gertrude (Old German): from gār.


ASSOCIATED WITH strong, spear (warrior)


VARIANTS Gerty, Gertie

RELATED FORMS VIA GERTRUDE Geertje, Gerda, Gert, Gerte, Gertina, Gertraud, Gertrud, Gertruda

(female) Geria, ..

(male) Gerdy, ..

Gerta Alexia (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gerta?

Gerta is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Gerta is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Gerta (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) are Gerda, Gertie and Gertrude. Other forms, like Gertruda, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Gerta reached its most widespread during the years 1890-1899 (AVERAGE #441), but now, forms such as Gertie have become less fashionable. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Barta, Beata, Berrta, Berta, Beta, Betta, Birta, Cetta, Delta, Detta, Eberta, Garda, Geela, Geena, Geerda (see Gerda), Geeta, Geila, Geina, Gelya, Gemma, Gena, Genia, Genna, Genya, Gerde, Geri, Gerica, Gerie, Gerika, Gerri, Gerry, Ghita, Gita, Gitta, Grata, Greeta, Greta, Gretta, Gryta (see Greta), Gusta, Herta, Hetta, Jetta, Leeta, Leota, Leta, Letta, Marta, Meerta, Meta, Meyta, Mirta, Myrta, Nesta, Neta, Netta, Perita, Peta, Reeta, Reita, Reta, Retta, Serita, Teeta, Uberta, Veeta, Verita, Vesta, Veta, Yetta, Zeeta, Zeta and Zetta. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gerta.

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