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177k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Gertrude

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Strong Spear
  • #398 All Time
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18807877870#25 girl name
18817917910#24 girl name
18829399390#26 girl name
18839239230#25 girl name
18841,0681,0635#28 girl name
18851,0941,0868#29 girl name
18861,2571,2507#27 girl name
18871,2511,2510#28 girl name
18881,4731,4685#28 girl name
18891,5501,5437#28 girl name
18901,7221,7139#26 girl name
18911,6561,64511#26 girl name
18921,9311,9247#23 girl name
18931,8111,8110#24 girl name
18941,9181,90810#25 girl name
18952,1412,12912#24 girl name
18962,2272,2216#23 girl name
18972,1412,1356#23 girl name
18982,3162,30214#24 girl name
18992,1182,1117#23 girl name
19002,5882,5808#23 girl name
19011,9691,9645#27 girl name
19022,2172,20710#27 girl name
19032,2582,2535#24 girl name
19042,2752,2696#25 girl name
19052,2862,27610#27 girl name
19062,3842,3759#22 girl name
19072,5092,49910#24 girl name
19082,5752,56213#25 girl name
19092,6222,6220#25 girl name
19102,9402,9328#26 girl name
19112,9082,89513#30 girl name
19123,9013,88714#30 girl name
19134,0284,01513#33 girl name
19144,9484,93711#32 girl name
19156,0926,07715#35 girl name
19166,2596,24316#35 girl name
19176,3156,30015#37 girl name
19186,2786,26414#39 girl name
19196,0316,01516#39 girl name
19205,8145,79717#42 girl name
19215,3555,3478#46 girl name
19225,0955,08213#48 girl name
19234,7084,6999#59 girl name
19244,5614,54417#60 girl name
19253,9003,88911#70 girl name
19263,8653,85312#71 girl name
19273,5213,50417#78 girl name
19283,0243,01212#86 girl name
19292,7392,72514#95 girl name
19302,5662,55313#96 girl name
19312,1052,09213
19321,9801,96713
19331,6271,6207
19341,5881,5826
19351,4391,42514
19361,3251,3169
19371,3261,3188
19381,1791,16712
19391,0991,0936
19401,0101,0100
19419999990
19429319310
19438748677
19448128120
19456646640
19466396390
19477027020
19486516510
19496626575
19506126120
19515595590
19524744740
19534234230
19543943940
19553693690
19563403400
19573003000
19582422420
19592202200
19602132130
19611721720
19621531530
19631681680
19641531530
19651121120
196698980
196772720
196858580
196953530
197054540
197155550
197255550
197355550
197439390
197543430
197621210
197720200
197819190
197919190
198027270
198122220
198224240
198321210
198416160
198514140
198612120
198711110
198822220
198917170
1990990
199114140
1992990
1993880
199413130
1995990
199614140
1997770
1998550
199912120
200016160
2001990
200211110
2003990
200417170
200514140
200615150
200718180
200816160
2009880
201017170
201117170
201217170
201318180
201419190

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 #58 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 89 babies in Virginia 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?

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 grand, the life you will live.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

T is for tender, loving nature.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

U is for useful, always to others.

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

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 "Euredgtr". 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.

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 south? 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.

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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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Past life for Gertrude born Aug 25, 1925

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 Mexico approximately on 1725. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

Name poster for Gertrude

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