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177k
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Gertrude

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Strong Spear
  • #398 All Time
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How popular is the name "Gertrude" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 787 787 0 #25 girl name
1881 791 791 0 #24 girl name
1882 939 939 0 #26 girl name
1883 923 923 0 #25 girl name
1884 1,068 1,063 5 #28 girl name
1885 1,094 1,086 8 #29 girl name
1886 1,257 1,250 7 #27 girl name
1887 1,251 1,251 0 #28 girl name
1888 1,473 1,468 5 #28 girl name
1889 1,550 1,543 7 #28 girl name
1890 1,722 1,713 9 #26 girl name
1891 1,656 1,645 11 #26 girl name
1892 1,931 1,924 7 #23 girl name
1893 1,811 1,811 0 #24 girl name
1894 1,918 1,908 10 #25 girl name
1895 2,141 2,129 12 #24 girl name
1896 2,227 2,221 6 #23 girl name
1897 2,141 2,135 6 #23 girl name
1898 2,316 2,302 14 #24 girl name
1899 2,118 2,111 7 #23 girl name
1900 2,588 2,580 8 #23 girl name
1901 1,969 1,964 5 #27 girl name
1902 2,217 2,207 10 #27 girl name
1903 2,258 2,253 5 #24 girl name
1904 2,275 2,269 6 #25 girl name
1905 2,286 2,276 10 #27 girl name
1906 2,384 2,375 9 #22 girl name
1907 2,509 2,499 10 #24 girl name
1908 2,575 2,562 13 #25 girl name
1909 2,622 2,622 0 #25 girl name
1910 2,940 2,932 8 #26 girl name
1911 2,908 2,895 13 #30 girl name
1912 3,901 3,887 14 #30 girl name
1913 4,028 4,015 13 #33 girl name
1914 4,948 4,937 11 #32 girl name
1915 6,092 6,077 15 #35 girl name
1916 6,259 6,243 16 #35 girl name
1917 6,315 6,300 15 #37 girl name
1918 6,278 6,264 14 #39 girl name
1919 6,031 6,015 16 #39 girl name
1920 5,814 5,797 17 #42 girl name
1921 5,355 5,347 8 #46 girl name
1922 5,095 5,082 13 #48 girl name
1923 4,708 4,699 9 #59 girl name
1924 4,561 4,544 17 #60 girl name
1925 3,900 3,889 11 #70 girl name
1926 3,865 3,853 12 #71 girl name
1927 3,521 3,504 17 #78 girl name
1928 3,024 3,012 12 #86 girl name
1929 2,739 2,725 14 #95 girl name
1930 2,566 2,553 13 #96 girl name
1931 2,105 2,092 13
1932 1,980 1,967 13
1933 1,627 1,620 7
1934 1,588 1,582 6
1935 1,439 1,425 14
1936 1,325 1,316 9
1937 1,326 1,318 8
1938 1,179 1,167 12
1939 1,099 1,093 6
1940 1,010 1,010 0
1941 999 999 0
1942 931 931 0
1943 874 867 7
1944 812 812 0
1945 664 664 0
1946 639 639 0
1947 702 702 0
1948 651 651 0
1949 662 657 5
1950 612 612 0
1951 559 559 0
1952 474 474 0
1953 423 423 0
1954 394 394 0
1955 369 369 0
1956 340 340 0
1957 300 300 0
1958 242 242 0
1959 220 220 0
1960 213 213 0
1961 172 172 0
1962 153 153 0
1963 168 168 0
1964 153 153 0
1965 112 112 0
1966 98 98 0
1967 72 72 0
1968 58 58 0
1969 53 53 0
1970 54 54 0
1971 55 55 0
1972 55 55 0
1973 55 55 0
1974 39 39 0
1975 43 43 0
1976 21 21 0
1977 20 20 0
1978 19 19 0
1979 19 19 0
1980 27 27 0
1981 22 22 0
1982 24 24 0
1983 21 21 0
1984 16 16 0
1985 14 14 0
1986 12 12 0
1987 11 11 0
1988 22 22 0
1989 17 17 0
1990 9 9 0
1991 14 14 0
1992 9 9 0
1993 8 8 0
1994 13 13 0
1995 9 9 0
1996 14 14 0
1997 7 7 0
1998 5 5 0
1999 12 12 0
2000 16 16 0
2001 9 9 0
2002 11 11 0
2003 9 9 0
2004 17 17 0
2005 14 14 0
2006 15 15 0
2007 18 18 0
2008 16 16 0
2009 8 8 0
2010 17 17 0
2011 17 17 0
2012 17 17 0
2013 18 18 0
2014 19 19 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Gertrude? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 177,329 babies born with the name Gertrude in the United States. That's more than enough Gertrudes to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 787 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Gertrude" was in 1917 with a total of 6,300 babies. (That's a lot of baby Gertrudes)

According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gertrude" ranks #41 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 564 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1921. Across the entire United States a total of 5,355 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Gertrude popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Gertrude in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Gertrude" mean? The list below shows the origins of Gertrude as well as things modernly associated with the name Gertrude such as celebrities named Gertrude.

German

Origin and Meaning of Gertrude

The name "Gertrude" is of German origin, and it means "Strong Spear". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Luna Vachon

Luna Vachon is a professional wrestler. Luna was born in 1962 as Gertrude Elizabeth Vachon in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Gert Boyle

Gert Boyle is a businesswoman. Gert was born in 1924 as Gertrude Lamfrom in Augsburg, Germany.

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Alternative Meanings

G is for generous, your giving nature.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

R is for realist, the way you are.

U is for understanding, you show for others.

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

Your name in reverse order is "Edurtreg". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Tedurrge". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Gertrude born Aug 17, 1938

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-East approximately on 675. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Name poster for Gertrude

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