Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. YAD(Swedish) GEHRD(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Old Norse Gerðr, derived from garðr meaning "enclosure, yard". In Norse myth Gerd is a beautiful giantess (jǫtunn). Freyr falls in love with her, and has his servant Skírnir convince her to marry him.

Related Names

VariantsGerda(Swedish) Gerda(Norwegian) Gerda(Danish) Gerðr(Norse Mythology)
Same SpellingGerd 1


Name Days

Norway: March 23
Sweden: March 23


Entry updated December 7, 2022