August 11, 2014 § 2 Comments
Germanic, meaning “spear of strength” or “spear-maiden”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Gert, Gertie, Gertrud, Gerty, Trudi, Trudie, Trudy, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Gertrude Gray, the middle of the Gray girls, prettiest and most popular of the three, but most prone to hardness and snobbishness, in A Little Country Girl (1885), by Susan Coolidge.
– Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), American novelist, poet, and playwright.