We will get to the point—Gertie is the perfect baby name! This adorable feminine choice has German origins and derives from the classic name Gertrud. Short and sweet, Gertie may have been used primarily as a nickname, but it certainly stands strong in its own right. The name means “strong spear;” a definition that may at first seem at odds with the cute, charming sound of it, but in fact proves that strength can come in all shapes and sizes. You might recognize this choice from Drew Barrymore’s E.T. character, Gertrude "Gertie" Shortman, from the animated show Hey, Arnold!, or even from Irish activist Gertie Shields.
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