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Gender: F Meaning of Gertrude: "strength of a spear" Origin of Gertrude: German

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Enormously popular a hundred years ago but feels as heavy as lead today. Though we must admit, nickname Gertie sounded kind of cute on the young Drew Barrymore in E. T.

Famous People Named Gertrude

Gertrude Stein, American writer
Gertrude Atherton, American writer
Gertrude Jekyll, English garden designer
Gertrude Bambrick, American actress of the silent era
Gertrude Berg, American actress
Gertrude Belle Elion, American biochemist
Gertrude Lawrence, English actress and singer
Gertrude Bell, English writer and spy
Gertrude of Hohenburg, German Queen
Gertrude of Merania, queen consort of Hungary
Gertrude Ederle, American Olympic swimmer
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American sculptor and art patron

Pop Culture References for the Name Gertrude

Gertrude, Hamlet's mother in Shakespeare's "Hamlet"
Gertrude "Gigi" Hollingsworth, character in TV's "Wizards of Waverly Place"
"Gertrude McFuzz," Dr. Seuss book

Gehtruda, Gehtrudis, Gerda, Gert, Gerta, Gerte, Gertey, Gerti, Gertie, Gertina, Gertrudis, Gerty, Traudl, Trude, Trudi, Trudie, Trudy

Gertrude's International Variations

Geerta (Dutch) Gertraud, Gertrud, Gertruda (German)