Name: Gemma

Origin and Meaning of the Name Gemma

  • Meaning:
    Jewel
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
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  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (JEM ah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Gemma)
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Miscellaneous Info for Gemma

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  • Used in:
    English and Italian speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Whilst not that unusual in the UK (and also used in Italy and Spain), Gemma is very rare in the US. The name derives ultimately from the Latin feminine noun 'gemma', meaning a jewel or precious stone. The word was also used for a bud or a jewelled cup.

Similar Names to Gemma for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Gemma (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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