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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.YERD Swedish
GERD English
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Meaning & History

Derived from Old Norse garðr meaning "enclosure". In Norse myth Gerd was a fertility goddess, a frost giantess who was the wife of Freyr.
VariantsGerda Swedish Gerda Norwegian Gerda Danish
Same SpellingGerd (1)

Categories

fertility deities, giants, goddesses, mythology
Entry updated August 26, 2016   Contribute