Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Gertrude f. Old High German, Old Saxon gēr 'spear' + Proto-Germanic *þrūþ 'strength' or Proto-Germanic *trut 'maiden'.

The name of two 7th C saints and a 13th C German saint, a 12th C queen consort of Denmark, a 13th C queen consort of Germany, and a 13th C queen consort and later regent of Hungary.

Belgium
Middle Dutch
1336 Ghertruden (obl) RSG1336-39 p. 3
Dutch
1597x1598 Geertruydt BoonenGes p. 333, Gertruydt ibid. p. 331, Gertruyt ibid. p. 374
1597x1598 Truycken BoonenGes p. 358
Brabant
Latin
1312 Gertrudem (acc) JeanIII p. 15, Gertrudis (nom) ibid. p. 15
Czech Republic
Latin
1348 Gedrudi (dat) chlumecky 12; 1349 Gedrudis (gen) ibid. 110
1355 Geruschsa (nom) chlumecky 90
Denmark
Danish
1581 Gjertrud KD-1 no. 362
England
Latin
1575 gartrudes (nom) Chst-1 p. 12
Middle English
1434–35 Geretrude EEW p. 103
1430 Troyde EEW p. 84
Early Modern English
1548 Gertrud BarnstapleBap p. 6; 1560 Gartred ibid. p. 11; 1562 Getred OrpingtonKe p. 1; 1563 Gertrude bruton-vol1 p. 33; 1564 Geretrude BarnstapleBap p. 13; 1565/6 Geritrude ibid. p. 14; 1566 Gartrude bruton-vol1 p. 35; 1573 Gartrud ibid. p. 40; 1574 Gartrud ibid. p. 41, Gartrude ibid. p. 41; 1585 Gartrude ibid. p. 46; 1589 Gertrude DEmar-vol2 p. 19; 1592 Gertrude ibid. p. 24; 1596 Geritrude StAnthonlin p. 38
France
Latin
c823 Gertrudis (nom) irminon-vol2 30, Ved; 1135 Geltrude (abl) clairvaux-12thc 7; 1145 Gertrude (abl) ibid. 11; 1147 Geltrude (abl) ibid. 14, Gertrude (abl) ibid. 14, Gertrudi (dat) ibid. 14, Gertrudis (nom) ibid. 14; 1163 Jertrudis (gen) ibid. 99; 1163–64 Gertrude (abl) ibid. 106; 1164 Gertrude (abl) ibid. 120; 1171 Gertrudis (nom) ibid. 140; 1179 Geltrude (abl) ibid. 173, Gertrude (abl) ibid. 172
Germany
Latin
1197 Gertrudis (gen) quix-vol1 83; 1207 Gertrudis (nom) hennes-vol1 8; 1259 Gertrudis (gen) CDL-1.1.1 XXXI; 1342 Gertrudi (dat) UrkHan 6
1322 Truta (nom) SMM p. 161
Early New High German
1360 Gerdruͦt (nom) UrkHess-3 995
Latvia
Latin
1286 Gertrudis (nom) RigSB 5
1299 Gese (nom) RigSB 186
Middle Low German
1451x1453 Gertrud Arbusow p. 89; 1453 Gerdrud ibid. p. 97; 1460x1465 Gerdrut Mettig1892 p. 10; 1461 Gerdrudt ibid. p. 5, Gerdrut ibid. p. 7; 1463 Gerdrut ibid. p. 6; 1464 Gerdrut ibid. p. 11; 1467 Gerdrut ibid. p. 11; 1472 Gedrut ibid. p. 11; 1509 Gerdrut ibid. p. 11
1452 Gerdeke Arbusow p. 97; 1461 Geze Mettig1892 p. 11; 1461x1479 Gese ibid. p. 6; 1463 Gerde Arbusow p. 99; 1470 Geze Mettig1892 p. 11; 1477 Gese ibid. p. 11; 1507 Gese ibid. p. 5; 1510 Gertke ibid. p. 6; 1514 Gerde ibid. p. 6; 1515 Gerde ibid. p. 6, Gherde ibid. p. 4; 1517 Gerde ibid. p. 11; 1522 Gerde Arbusow p. 97; 1523 Gertke ibid. p. 97; 1558 Gerda Arbuzov1920 p. 46; 1582x1594 Gerde ibid. p. 47
Cite as: R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Gertrude". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Gertrude.