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What does Gem mean?

Gem Pronunciation of Gem [gem] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Gem is "gem, jewel". Gem is a variant form of Gemma (Latin).


2 different relations via Gemma: Jemma and Jemsa.

Creative forms:
(female) Ge, Gee, ..

(male) Geer, Gle, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gem Sophie (G.S.), ..

How popular is Gem?

Gem is an uncommon given name for females. Gem is also a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Gemma (#269 in 2015) and Jemma (#693) are the prominent variation forms of Gem (unlisted) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Gem were popular as baby names 1 year ago (usage of 0.1%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.1%, 2.7%). Gemma has generally been a favorite of parents, though Jemma has become trendy as well. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gemma, Jemma in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gemma, Jemma outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bea, Bee, Bel, Bep, Bet, Bev, Cam, Cee, Clem, De-, Dea, Deb, Dee, Del, Demi, Em, Fe, Fee, Fei, Fey, GG, Gae, Gaea, Gael, Gai, Gal, Gay, Gena, Gene, Geri, Gert, Gia, Gig, Glen, Gro, Gul, Gus, Gwen, Hema, Je-, Jeh, Jen, Jey, Kim, Kym, Lea, Lee, Mea, Meg, Mei, Mel, Mim, Nea, Nel, Pam, Peg, Pen, Pet, Rea, Ree, Rei, Remi, Remy, Rey, Sam, Tam, Te-, Tea and Zea. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gem.

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