Gerda

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Female Female Name

Usage

Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Faroe Islands Faroese
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Variant form of Gerd (see Gerðr) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

2) Short form of Gerdeke [3] [4] [5] [6] [8] [10]

3) German and Dutch pet form of Gerharda and Gerhardina [2] [7]

See also -a

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Gerda
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Gerða
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Gärda
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Jerda
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Jäärda
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Finish

See also Gerdina, Gerdy, Jetta, Kêrta

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Gerduson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Gerdudóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Gerda
Genitive: Gerdas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Gerda
Accusative: Gerdu
Dative: Gerdu
Genitive: Gerdu
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Gerda
Genitive: Gerdan
Partitive: Gerdaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Gerda
Accusative: Gerdu
Dative: Gerdu
Genitive: Gerdu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Gerda
Genitive: Gerdas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Gerda
Genitive: Gerdas

Name Days

Norway Norway

23 March

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

1 August

Sweden Sweden

23 March

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[14]
6333
n.a.
6333
n.a.
0
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[15]
1011 3763 1011 3763 0 0
Finland Finland[16]
n.a.
1694
n.a.
1694 0 0
Norway Norway[17]
583
n.a.
583
n.a.
0
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[18]
74 258
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[19]
12 13
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Gerda (f) Sources: [15][14][17][16]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Gerda (f)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Gerda (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Gerda (f)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  11. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Das große Vornamenlexikon (2007)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  14. 14.0 14.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  15. 15.0 15.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  16. 16.0 16.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  17. 17.0 17.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  18. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  19. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/