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Gender: Female Pronunciation: JEM-mah Meaning of Gemma: "precious stone" Origin of Gemma: Italian Gemma's Popularity in 2017: #255

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 "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

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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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 the band The Cake Sale
Gemma Louise Ward, Australian supermodel, and actress
Gemma Louise Atkinson, English actress
Gemma Rose Foo Jen (b. 1996), Singaporean Paralympian
Gemma Styles, English model, older sister of singer Harry Styles
Gemma Bissix, English actress
Gemma Bond, English ballerina
Gemma Chan, Chinese-British actress, and model
Gemma Collins, English TV personality
Gemma Craven (born Rita Gemma Gabriel), Irish actress
Gemma Etheridge, Australian rugby player
Gemma Files, Canadian horror writer
Gemma Jackson, English TV production designer
Gemma Hussey, Irish politician
Gemma Ann Merna, English model
Gemma Pranita, Thai-Australian actress
Gemma Ray, English musician
Gemma Sanderson, Australian model
Gemma Stafford, YouTube chef, and baker
Gemma Elizabeth Whelan, English actress
Gemma Pecorini Goodall, daughter of actress Caroline Goodall and director Nicola Pecorini
Gemma Rose Owen (b. 2003), daughter of footballer Michael Owen
Gemma Beason (b. 2003), daughter of actress Catherine Bell and Adam Beason
Gemma Rose Davis (adopted 2011), daughter of actress Kristin Davis
Gemma Elena Fink (b. 2014), daughter of singers Rebecca St. James and Jacob Fink of Foster the People
Gemma Greer (b.2006) Australian singer, actor, and model

Pop Culture References for the name Gemma

Gemma, character on "Hex"
Gemma, Ranger Silver on "Power Rangers: RPM"
Gemma, character in "Stolen" by Lucy Christopher
Gemma Brogan, character on "Junk"
Gemma Castleroy, character on "Reign"
Gemma Doyle, character in Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray
Gemma Fisher, character on "Gracepoint"
Gemma T. Leslie, character in "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell
Gemma Mildury, character in "The Space Gypsy Adventures" radio series
Gemma Teller Morrow, character on "Sons of Anarchy"
Gemma Ramsay, character on "Neighbours"
Gemma "Gem" Reeves, character on "Neighbours"
Gemma Uriel, character in "Skyrim"
Gemma Warren, character in "The Gadfly" by Ethel Lilian Voynich
Gemma Wilde, character on "Holby City"
"Gemma," song by Songs To Wear Pants To
Gemma, fashion shoe brand
Gemma Simmons, character on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

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