Gertrude

Gertrude f
English, Dutch, and German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements gār, gēr spear + þrūþ strength. The name does not appear in England immediately after the Conquest, but only in the later Middle English period: it is probable that it was introduced by migrants from the Low Countries, who came to England in connection with the cloth trade. It was popular in the 19th century, at the time of the revival of many Germanic names, but has now fallen from favour again. In Germany, usually in the form Gertrud, it was much more popular than it ever was in England. It was the name of two famous 13th-century nuns of the Cistercian abbey of Helfta near Eisleben, whose spiritual writings had a great influence.
Variants: German: Gertrud; Gertraud; Gertraut (by association with the element traut dear, beloved). Dutch: Ge(e)rtruida.
Cognates: Spanish: Gertrudis. Portuguese: Gertrudes. Low German, Dutch: Geerta.
Finnish: Kerttu.
Short form: English: Gert.
Pet forms: English: Gertie. German: Gerda, Gerdi, Trude, Trudi. Dutch: Geertke, Geertje. Low German, Frisian: Gesa.

First names dictionary. 2012.

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