See also: herða
Invented in 19th-century Germany from a misreading of Nerthus, name of a goddess in Germania (98 B.C.) by Roman senator Tacitus. Nerthus is a Latinized form from a Proto-Germanic *Nerþuz, apparently cognate to Old Norse Njǫrðr.
- A female given name from the Germanic languages occasionally borrowed from German around 1900.
- A female given name borrowed from Germany.
- A female given name popular at the turn of the 20th century.