US Popularity:7806
Meaning:Strong spear
Gertrude is one of those vintage names that will never die out for its sheer elegance. Typically given to girls, Gertrude comes from the Old High German Gertrud, composed of ancient elements with the meanings “spear” and “strength.” (Bonus points for the adorable nicknames Gertie and Trudy!) Gertrude comes steeped in feminine power, famously borne by Saint Gertrude the Great, a venerated mystic from the 13th century and patron of the dead. Gertrude also features in Shakespeare’s Hamlet as the titular character’s mother, making it a chic Shakespearean name for your little one.

Famous People Named Gertrude

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  • Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Gertrude is currently #3155 on The Bump
Girl:Gertrude is currently #2154 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Gertrude is currently #7806 in U.S. births
Girl:Gertrude is currently #4479 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 81
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data

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