Meaning of Gertrude
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Gertrude has the following meaning:
Refers to the "Strength of a spear". A 7th-century Saint Gertrude. An old style name which was briefly, but hugely popular during the revival of antique names in the late 19th century. The immense popularity is largely contrasted against its subsequent drastic fall from graces. Now the name is obsolete due to its old-fashioned connotations.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.
As a baby girl name, Gertrude is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Gertrude in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Gertrude is pronounced as gert-rood
The following names are baby names related to Gertrude and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Gertrude: Boys - Emmet
, Girls - Adelaide
, Both genders - Bertha
Popular Variants for the name Gertrude: Geerta
Common nicknames for the name Gertrude are: Gertie, Trudy
We think the name Gertrude should fall under the following style category: Traditional
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Gertrude to be: A strict, traditional lady
In one word, you might describe Gertrude as a(n) "traditional
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The names of some famous persons by the name Gertrude
(or its variants) are:Gertrude Stein
, born on 3 February, a famous writer. Gertrude Stein's background: Eccentric US writer. Best known for her book, 'The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas' written in 1933, which is actually her own autobiography. She spent most of her life in Paris, where her house attracted many writers and artists in the time between the two World Wars.Gertrude Lawrence
, born on 4 July, a famous actress. Gertrude Lawrence's background: Actress and musical comedy performer. She was extremely popular in the 1920s to 1950s. She was best known for playing significant characters that dealt with society's most controversial issues of that time, like racism, atheism, and psychoanalysis. Saint Gertrude
, born on 16 November, a famous saint. Saint Gertrude's background: Saint Gertrude of Nivelles. She was made the abbess of the monastery her mother founded. Though she was in a teens then, she was able to fulfill her heavy responsibilities. Subsequently, she resigned at the age of 30.