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Gender: M Origin of Jem: Diminutive of James or Jeremiah

This name of the ten-year-old boy in the much loved and acclaimed modern classic To Kill a Mockingbird could find favor along with that of the character's sister, Scout.

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Pop Culture References for the name Jem

James "Jem" Carstairs from Cassandra Clare's "Infernal Devices" series
Jem Blythe, short for James Matthew, the oldest son of Anne from the "Anne of Green Gables" series
Jem Finch, short for Jeremy, one of the main characters in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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