Meaning and name origin
Gemma \ge(m)-ma\ as a girl's name is pronounced JEM-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Gemma is "gem, jewel". Saint Gemma was an 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.
Gemma is a very popular first name for females (#1711 out of 4276, Top 40%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#51705 out of 88799, Top 58%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gemma for girls. Gemma reached its highest rank of #272 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gemma and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Gemma (#272) and Jemma (#637). (2014 statistics).