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Gender: F Pronunciation: JEM-mah Meaning of Gemma: "precious stone" Origin of Gemma: Italian Gemma's Popularity in 2013: #316

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Gemma is a jewel of a name, an Italian classic that was very popular in 1980s England, but has only recently been started to be used here; it entered the list in 2008, and is already at 316.

Coming from a medieval Italian nickname for a precious gem, Gemma was the name of Dante's wife and was borne by a nineteenth century saint.

Gemma is the name of the character played by Katey Sagal on Sons of Anarchy, and actress Catherine Bell has a daughter called Gemma, as does Kristin Davis.

Bottom line: A stylish cousin of Emma and Jenna.

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Famous People Named Gemma

Saint (Maria) Gemma Umberta Pia Galgani, Italian mystic
Gemma di Manetto Donati, wife of Italian poet Dante Alighieri
(Jennifer) Gemma Jones, English actress
Gemma Christina Arterton, English actress
Gemma Hayes, Irish singer-songwriter of band The Cake Sale
Gemma Louise Ward, Australian supermodel and actress
Gemma Louise Atkinson, English actress
Gemma Styles, English model, older sister of singer Harry Styles
Gemma Collins, English TV personality
Gemma Chan, Chinese-British actress and model
Gemma Elizabeth Whelan, English actress
Gemma Bissix, English actress
Gemma Bond, English ballerina
Gemma Craven (born Rita Gemma Gabriel), Irish actress
Gemma Jackson, English TV production designer
Gemma Sanderson, Australian model
Gemma Ray, English musician
Gemma Pranita, Thai-Australian actress
Gemma Ann Merna, English model
Gemma Hussey, Irish politician
Gemma Bell (b. 2003), daughter of actress Catherine Bell
Gemma Rose (b. 2011), daughter of actress Kristin Davis
Gemma Goodall, daughter of English actress Caroline Goodall

Pop Culture References for the Name Gemma

Gemma Teller Morrow, character on TV's "Sons of Anarchy"
Gemma Doyle, main character in the Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray
Gemma Ramsay, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Gemma "Gem" Reeves, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Gemma T. Leslie, character in "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell
Gemma Simmons, character on TV's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Gemma Wilde, character on British TV's "Holby City"
Gemma Mildury, fox character in "The Space Gypsy Adventures" radio series
Gemma Warren, main character in "The Gadfly" by Ethel Lilian Voynich
Gemma, character on British TV's "Hex"
Gemma, the Silver Ranger on TV's "Power Rangers: RPM"
"Gemma," song by Songs To Wear Pants To
Gemma Uriel, character in video game "Skyrim"
Gemma, fashion shoe brand
Gemma, main character in the book "Stolen" by Lucy Christopher

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