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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #398 most popular

What does the name "Gertrude" mean?

Gertrude (German): Strong Spear

The name "Gertrude" is of German origin and it means "Strong Spear". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

G is for genial, a pleasing personality.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

T is for talent, hidden or not.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

U is for unique, your love of life.

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

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

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How popular is the name "Gertrude" in the U.S.?


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 first appeared 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 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gertrude" ranks #42 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 112 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1914. Across the entire United States a total of 4,948 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Gertrude

Luna Vachon

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


Gert Boyle

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


Past life for Gertrude born Dec 5, 2000

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of New Guinea approximately on 1050. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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