The name Gemma is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "precious stone". Gemma is ranked #255 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Your favourite baby names A-Z".
From the experts:
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.
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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