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Origin & Meaning

The name Gemma is of Italian origin.

The meaning of Gemma is "gem, jewel".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "precious stone".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 272  in baby name popularity for girls with 1205 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Gemma Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Gemma has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Gemma to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Gemma include Jemma.

The names Gem, Gema are all forms of Gemma.

Other Tidbits

Gemma falls into the gem or mineral name category.

Name Fun

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Be creative with the name Gemma.

Just for fun, see the name Gemma in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Italian children normally receive one or two given names.

Italian babies are frequently named after family members, Roman Catholic saints including local patron saints and other biblical figures. Traditionally, the first born son was named after the father's father, the first daughter after the father's mother, the second son after the mother's father, and the second daughter after the mother's mother. Some Italians still follow this custom today.

Many Italian male given names end in -o or -e while female names often end in -a and -e.

Nicknames may be formed for almost any name by adding a variety of suffexes including -ino/-ina, -etto/-etta, -ello/-ella, -uccio/-uccia, -uzzo/-uzza. These endings can the be used for example to turn Paola to Paoletta and Donato into Donatello.