Gertrude (given name)

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Gertrude
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name Germanic
Meaning derived from words meaning "spear" and "strength"
Other names
Related names Gertrud, Geertruida, Geltrude, Gertrudis, Kerttu

Gertrude (also spelt Gertrud) is a female given name which is derived from Germanic roots that meant "spear" and "strength". "Trudi", originally a diminutive of "Gertrude", has developed into a name in its own right.

For a list of fictional characters and people known by only one name, see Gertrude (disambiguation)

"Gartred" is a rare variation (attested in Daphne du Maurier's novel The King's General, taking place in 17th Century Cornwall) (see [1], [2]).

See Names in Russian Empire, Soviet Union and CIS countries for a curiosity with this name.

People with this name include:

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