What does Gemma mean?
Gemma [gem-ma] as a girls' name is pronounced JEM-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Gemma is "gem, jewel". Saint Gemma Galgani was a 19th-century Italian saint canonized in 1940. She was an ordinary young woman whose religious traits included manifestations of the stigmata, or the marks of Christ's wounds.
(female) Gemna, Gioma, ..
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How popular is Gemma?
Gemma is a very popular first name for females (#1711 out of 4276, Top 40%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#28049 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name history of Gemma for girls. Gemma was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #269 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a graphed analysis of the statistics of Gemma and related names. The only other prominent varying form of Gemma (#269 from current records) rated in the Top 2000 is Jemma (#693 from current records). These relations of Gemma reached the top of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.09%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.09%, 2.7% less). Gemma and Jemma are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this compilation.
Gemma▲ is alike in pronunciation to Jaima, Jama, Jamia, Jemmie and Jemmy. Other recommended names are Amma, Delma▼, Desma, Emma▼, Geela, Geena, Geeta, Geila, Geina, Gelya, Gemina, Gena▼, Genia, Genna, Genya, Gerda, Gerta, Helma, Hema, Herma, Jemima, Mimma, Neema, Neima, Neoma, Romma, Samma, Seema, Selma▼, Tamma, Telma, Velma▼ and Zelma▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gemma.See names in meaning and etymology.