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What does Jem mean?

Jem Pronunciation of Jem [jem] as a boys' name. Short form of James or Jeremiah.

Related boy name: Jeremy.


16 alternative forms via James, Jeremiah: Jago, Jagu, Jaime, Jame, Jamey, Jamie, Jayme, Jemmie, Jemmy, Jereme, Jeremy, Jermyn, Jerry, Jim, Jimbo and Jimmy.

Creative forms:
(male) Geem, Jaem, ..

(female) Jel, Jemi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jem Davian (J.D.), ..

How popular is Jem?

Jem is an uncommonly occurring first name for males and an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Jem (not in Top 2000) are Jaime (#485 in recent rankings), Jame, James (#7), Jamey, Jamie (#821), Jayme, Jereme, Jeremiah (#55), Jeremy (#174), Jerry (#491), Jim and Jimmy (#575). Other variants, like Jagu, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Jem was more pronounced among parents in the 1940s (median #839) and has become much less since (#1050, 81.1% less usage), with versions such as James becoming less trendy. Jeremiah is the most fashionable boy name among these. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jaime, Jame, James, Jamey, Jamie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jayme, Jereme, Jeremiah, Jeremy, Jerry in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jim, Jimmy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of James, Jamie, Jeremy, Jimmy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Hem, Je-, Jeb, Jed, Jeh, Jet and Lem. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jem.