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Origin of the name GERDA.
Etymology of the name GERDA.
Meaning of the baby name GERDA.


GERDA.  A pet form of Dutch Gerarda (q.v.), meaning "firm spear."  Also see Gerdi.
    Gerarda "Gerda" Maria Kraan, a retired female Dutch middle distance runner. (Wiki)

GERDA.  Scandinavian form of Old Norse Gerðr (q.v.), meaning "enclosure."

    Freyr's beautiful wife, whose loveliness was reflected by land and sea, was Gerda, a word coming from gerdhi or gerthi, to gird round, and thus denoting the enclosed cornfield, the emblem of peace and blessing.
    And, on the other hand, gerd was sometimes poetically used for the entire girding or harness of a warrior prepared for battle, and in both these senses, as well as of the dedication to the goddess, Gerdur was a favourite feminine in the North; and Gerda has still continued in use in Norway and Iceland, besides supplying a great many terminations, chiefly to Germany, in Ermengard, Hildegard, &c. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)


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