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Gertrude Meaning


What does Gertrude mean?

The name Gertrude is of German and English origin.

The meaning of Gertrude is "spear strength".

Gertrude is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 8 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ger-trude.

The Given Name Gertrude

The name Gertrude is derived from the Germanic elements gar, ger meaning "spear" and prup meaning "strength".

It was used by William Shakespeare in 1600 for a character name in Hamlet.

The classic name Gertrude, has a wonderfully fearless quality.

A name fit for a child full of sparkle and distinction, a little experimenter.

A unique name that will be brilliant to parents.

Gertrude falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gertrude B. Elion, and Gertrude Berg.

Gertrude Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 5,486 in baby name popularity for girls with 23 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 5,088 in baby name popularity for girls with 26 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Gertrude has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Gertrude Name Popularity Page.

Gertrude Related Names

Variants of the name Gertrude include Gertraud.

The names Geertruida, Geltruda, Geltrude, Gertruda, Gertrudes, Gertrudis, Gertruida are all forms of Gertrude.

Gertrude has the diminutives (nicknames) Gertie, Trudel, Trudi, Trudie, Trudy.

Famous Gertrudes

  • Gertrude ~ 1 hurricane
  • Gertrude B. Elion ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1988
  • Gertrude Berg ~ Actress
  • Gertrude Caterina Comensoli ~ Saint
  • Gertrude Morel ~ Sons and Lovers character
  • Gertrude of Delft ~ Saint
  • Gertrude of Hamage ~ Saint
  • Gertrude of Nivelles ~ Saint
  • Gertrude the Great ~ Saint

Gertrude Numerology

What will your new littleGertrude be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Gertrude are often scientific and fiery but most of all they are read more >>

Gertrude Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Gertrude in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Gertrude.

Just for fun, see the name Gertrude in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Gertrude in Nautical Flags page.