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The word "gemma" is ancient Greek, from the words "ge"-earth and "ma", the archaic type for "meter", mother. "Gema" means "mother earth" in archaic (Mycenaen) Greek. It was the collective name of all the gems. ("Gemolithos", precious stone in Greek; "Gemologia", the study of the gems.)
-- Damis  6/27/2005
The actress Gemma Jones is in both "Bridget Jones" movies as Bridget's mother. I think she's hilarious.
-- Heulwen  8/15/2005
A famous bearer of this name is model Gemma Ward. Gemma was born in 1987 at Perth, Australia. Gemma is 178 cm tall and measures a tiny 81-61-89. Gemma is famed within the modelling community for her huge wide-set doe eyes and overall unique appearance.
-- Anonymous User  8/22/2005
The spelling in Spanish is with one M only and it's pronounced 'h-e-ma'.
-- caitoxose  9/21/2005
In Hebrew Gemma means dove but then me being a Gemma Dove generally means peace or peaceful. All the Gemmas I know including me are anything but.
-- erinroxann  11/14/2005
Gemma doesn't mean "dove" in Hebrew - Jemimah does.
-- noae  11/9/2007
Gemma Clarke is the drummer for the Suffrajets, an all-girl rock band.
-- Anonymous User  12/22/2005
Gemma Doyle is in A Great and Terrible Beauty (series) by Libba Bray. She has the gifts of vision and travelling to the other realm.
-- Aqua  1/2/2006
The wife of Dante Alighieri was named Gemma.
-- Anonymous User  1/23/2006
This is a very popular name. It has a nice meaning.
-- lindamaree  3/8/2006
How is this name popular?
-- 7up  2/6/2007
It's relatively popular in Scotland for example, actually in most of the English-speaking countries but for some reason not at all in America. Look at the popularity statistics before questioning whether something is popular or not.
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2007
Jemma Gawned was on Big Brother in Australia and now has her own cosmetics company. She has curly blonde hair and is very pretty, and nice.
-- lindamaree  3/8/2006
Gemma Galgani (1878-1903) is a saint of the Catholic Church. She is famous for her luminous beauty, prayerful life, and early death.
-- prisca  7/22/2006
I really hate this name. It is SO ugly!
-- libbygirl  9/24/2006
Since the 1880's Gemma hasn't appeared on the top 1000 list.
-- Anonymous User  9/25/2006
I like this as well as Emma and Jenna. I think that would be a nice sibset.
-- Emma McHnery  10/8/2006
Surprised to learn that this is a rare name in the States. It's fairly common in the UK.
-- Beornhild  10/12/2006
I think it's kind of harsh, just the way it looks. It's pretty, but not a name I'd use.
-- dreadfulxsorry  11/16/2006
I love this name! It's not very common where I live, so if I ever had a daughter I would consider naming her Gemma.
-- scarletquillraven  11/17/2006
I really like this name. It reminds me of a girl I met in the mall. She was very nice and was Indian. I would recommend this name for people in need of a name for their future girl babies.
-- Anonymous User  11/24/2006
This name means "precious stone" in Italian. Her nickname would, no doubt, be "Gem."
-- jmd27  12/11/2006
British soccer player Michael Owen has a daughter named Gemma Rose.
-- elysa  7/14/2007
Also Catalan.
-- hermes  9/19/2007
Spanish form: Gema.
-- hermes  9/19/2007
GEMMA WARD: Australian model and actress, b. 1987.
-- oiseau50  10/14/2007
Gemma is cute, but not as nice as Emma. If I couldn't use Emma, I would use Gemma or Jenna.
-- Emma McHnery  11/26/2007
You'll hate me for saying this, but I really don't like this name. It doesn't sound very pleasant, and I actually thought it was a bastardization of the itself bland Emma. This is a bland name in Britain, and it makes me think of annoying British girls and women for some reason. Maybe I've just turned hopelessly misanthropic, but the name annoys me.
-- slight night shiver  5/25/2008
Even though this name has grown on me a little bit more, I still don't like it. I like my name more, Emma. I don't think Gemma, Jenna, and Emma would be a good names for siblings. They sound too similiar and there probably would be quite a bit of confusion as to which name is actually being called.
-- Fire1815  9/8/2008
I love this name, it's so beautiful and it's given to beautiful women. This name is Italian and Greek, and though it is not common in America, it just means it's given to rare people.
-- xxnaraiyu06  9/12/2008
"Gemma" it is also a very common Catalan name and its meaning is from the same Catalan word 'Gemma', which means 'precious stone'. It's not a nickname but the word itself used nowadays for defining a precious stone.
-- suseda  1/17/2009
I think this name is so beautiful and elegant! I would love to name a child this name. I think Gemma Rose sounds pretty.
-- bunnygirl  1/24/2009
Gemma is actually my name. I don't particularly like it, partly because most of the other Gemmas I know (which is a LOT) I absolutely detest. Also, it's too common, in my opinion.
-- SuicuneGem  3/7/2009
Sounds like the name of an old lady with a million cats. No offense to anyone.
-- number1212  3/21/2009
To tell the truth this is my real name. It means lots of things like a flower in Mexico, a very precious stone, you might make fun of my name on this one a rose bud, also in a Mexican song.
-- smart bubbles  5/29/2009
Gemma is a very pretty name. Much more unique than Emma.
-- Anonymous User  8/22/2009
Gemma Arteton is a British actress. She's been in 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' also 'Clash of the Titans' and 'The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'.
-- Antique_Cherub  3/29/2010
This name is also commonly used in The Netherlands. [noted -ed]
-- Lucille  6/9/2010
Gemma is the name of a main character on the show, Sons of Anarchy. She is the mother of the protagonist, Jackson and is tough as nails, but with a soft side. She is the matriarch of the biker gang the show is about.
-- Anonymous User  10/21/2010
American actress Kristin Davis has a daughter named Gemma Rose.
-- Anonymous User  1/5/2012
Gemma was popular in Australia in the 80's and it's also spelt Jemma.
-- emilymaryjane  1/22/2012
This name is also used in Catalan, where it is also the word for "gem". The data on the Instituto Nacional de Estadística website shows that it has been in use in Catalonia since before the 1930s (when the records began). [noted -ed]
-- overtheclouds  10/30/2012
Gemma is a pretty name. It has the word gem in it and is way better then Emma, which is just too common. And, you can nickname her "Gem!"
-- Melys11  12/19/2012
The Italian pronunciation is JEM-mah.
-- presentperfect  10/10/2013
Gemma is Latin for both 'bud' and 'gem'.
-- Anonymous User  3/7/2014

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