Gerda is the feminine form of Dutch and German given name Gerd, a short form of Gerhard, the Scandinavian form of Gerard meaning “brave spear, hardy spear” from Germanic elements ger (spear) and hard (brave, hardy). Gerda is also the name of a Norse goddess and jotunn (giant) in Norse mythology, the wife of Freyr. The name comes from Old Norse garðr meaning “protection, fenced-in, to enclose”.
Origin: Germanic, Old Norse
- Gerdina (Dutch)
- Gerðr (Old Norse)
- Gerth (Old Norse)
- Gerd (German, Dutch)
- Gerhard (German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Ancient Germanic, Scandinavian)
- Gerard (English, Dutch, Catalan, Polish)