Meaning and Name Origin
Gemma \ge(m)-ma\ as a girls' 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 for both adults and children (#51705 out of 88799, Top 58%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Gemma for girls. Gemma was first listed in 2008 and reached its apex position of #272 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Gemma and related names. The only other prominent varying form of Gemma (#272 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000 is Jemma (#637 the previous year). These girl names are at the top of their popularity today. Gemma (#272) and Jemma (#637) are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)