Gerda

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latinate variant of Scandinavian Gerd, from Old Norse Gerðr, garðr ("protection"). The name occurs in nineteenth century Swedish poetry and in H.C.Andersen's Snow Queen (1844).

Proper noun[edit]

Gerda

  1. A female given name occasionally used in English, mostly around 1900.

Anagrams[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latinate variant Gerd, from Old Norse Gerðr.

Proper noun[edit]

Gerda

  1. A female given name of Old Norse origin.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data:c. 34 119 females with the given name Gerda have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1910s. Accessed on 19 May 2011.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From modern Scandinavian Gerda, from Old Norse Gerðr. By folk etymology sometimes interpreted as a female form of German Gerd or as a variant of Gertrud.

Proper noun[edit]

Gerda

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular in Germany from the 1910s to the 1930s.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latinate variant Gerd, from Old Norse Gerðr.

Proper noun[edit]

Gerda

  1. A female given name.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latinate variant Gerd, from Old Norse Gerðr.

Proper noun[edit]

Gerda

  1. A female given name.