Gertrude Name Meaning & Origin

Gertrude

Pronunciation: GER-trood (key)

Origin of the name Gertrude:

Derived from the Old High German Geretrudis, a compound name composed of the elements ger (spear) and trut (maiden, dear) or þruþ (strength). The name Gertrude was introduced to England in the Middle Ages by German immigrants.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Gertie, Gertrudis, Trudy

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Nicknames for Gertrude

Gabby/Gabbie, Gert, Gertie, Greta, Trudy, Trude,Tuddy/Tuddie/Toodie, Tootie. Tootsie, Rudy, Rude

Meanings and history of the name Gertrude

From Old High German, meaning "strong spear".

Famous real-life people named Gertrude

Gertrude Stein, American writer
Gertrude Lawrence, English actress and musical comedy performer
Gertrude Vachon, retired Canadian professional wrestler
Gertrude Bell, British writer, traveller, political analyst, Arabian administrator and archaeologist.
Gertrude Berg, American actress and screenwriter
Gertrude Hohenburg, first Queen consort of Rudolph I of Germany
Gertrude of Meran, first wife of Andrew II, king of Hungary and mother of St. Elisabeth of Hungary
Gertrude Chandler Warner, author of "The Boxcar" series of children's books.
Gennifer Flowers, one-time mistress of Bill Clinton, has the full name Gertrude Gennifer Flowers.
Gertrude Baniszewski, an Indiana divorcee who murdered Sylvia Likens, a teenage girl she took into her charge in the the mid-1960s.

Gertrude in song, story & screen

Hamlet's mother, Queen of Denmark

Gertie - Drew Barrymore's character in E.T.

Gertrude Blatch, in the internet comic blog "The Greasers of Hazzick Flats", Alex S. Smuckers's aunt Gertrude, who works at and manages Hap's Diner, an all-night greasy spoon. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com

Gertrude “Gert” Yorkes, a character in Marvel’s Runaways comics.

Ross Geller in FRIENDS dances with "Gert" in "The One After I Do" Season 8 Episode 1.

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