Gertrude (given name)

Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Gertrude

gender = Female
meaning = derived from words meaning "spear" and "strength"
region =
origin = Germanic
related names = Gertrud
footnotes =

Gertrude (also spelt Gertrud) is a female given name which is derived from Germanic roots that meant "spear" and "strength". See Names in Russian Empire, Soviet Union and CIS countries for a curiosity with this name.

People with this name include:

*Gertrude Atherton, American writer
*Gertrude Bell, an archaeologist and spy
*Gertrude Edelstein Berg (1894–1966)
*Gertrude Blanch (ca. 1897–1996)
*Gertrude Chataway
*Gertrude Crampton, an author of children's books
*Gertrude Walton Donahey (1908–2004), politician
*Gertrude Dunn
*Gertrude Ederle
*Gertrude B. Elion (1918–1999), pharmacist.
*Gertrude Gadwall, a fictional character
*Gertrude Himmelfarb
*Gertrude Jekyll (1843–1932), a gardener
*Gertrude Lawrence (1898–1952)
*Minnie Gertrude Matthews
*Sarah Gertrude Millin
*Gertrude Mongella, an ambassador from Tanzania.
*Gertrude Morgan (1900–1980), a preacher, and missionary.
*Gertrude Pridgett Rainey
*Gertrud Scholtz-Klink
*Gertrude Stein (1874–1946), writer
*Gertrude Vachon, an American professional wrestler.
*Gertrude Chandler Warner (1890–1979)
*Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

See also Gertrude for a list of fictional characters and people known by only one name.

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