Given Name NERTHUS

GENDER: Feminine

Meaning & History

Latinized form of Nerþuz, the Germanic (feminine) equivalent of Njörðr (see NJORD). Nerthus was a Germanic goddess of fertility as described by the Roman historian Tacitus in the 1st century.

Categories

fertility deities, goddesses
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hertha, Herta (German)