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It's an ugly name.
charis  10/27/2005
Jemma Redgrave is an English actress. She is the niece of actresses Vanessa Redgrave.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2005
Famous bearer: Model Jemma Kidd.
Pheadirean  6/4/2006
Jemma is a very pretty name.
― Anonymous User  9/10/2006
Since the 1880's Jemma hasn't appeared on the top 1000 list.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
Jemma Griffiths, better known as Jem, is a singer-songwriter from Wales.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2006
I think this name sounds incredibly unattractive. Something about [or someone with] the name irks me greatly. Despite personal associations, I still think it's a terrible name.
alicehartley4884  7/17/2010
I know a very nice girl with this name. It sounds nice, better than boring Emma, although I still prefer the spelling Gemma.
erb816  12/27/2010
This is my daughter's name and we always get compliments on it. I've also yet to meet another Jemma in real life, which was a large part of why we picked it. My husband chose this spelling versus the traditional Gemma, as he was afraid people would pronounce it wrong (with a soft g, as in get). I love this name!
emp1217  2/20/2011
Gemma looks much better but has cute nicknames like Jiji (Gigi), Jem and Ji.
emilymaryjane  1/22/2012
The etymology of this name is a bit more complicated than that. In medieval England, Jem/Jemma was the vernacular form of James, used by men and women. Therefore one can see this name as a feminine form of James.
SugarPlumFairy  11/19/2012
Jemma Simmons, English-born SHIELD Agent and biochemist, is a major character in 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD'.
Feorsteorra  6/16/2015
I much prefer this spelling (Jemma) over Gemma.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2016
I love the name as it is my own and the only downside is phones always auto correct it to Jemima. I think it is a beautiful name and it's very unique.
Jemma Youtube  4/6/2016
I am named Jemma. As a previous comment stated, my mother too thought that spelling it as Gemma would cause people to mispronounce it with a hard g as in get. Instead, people are lazy, do not actually read, and instead call me Emma, Jenna, Jemima, Hemma... all sorts of things. Even with that, I love my name, and the fact that when someone calls it or talks about Jemma, everyone knows it's me. I never had to worry about being one of 5 Jemma's in a class.
Jemma  5/1/2016
Jemma is a common abbreviation of Jemima.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2017
I definitely prefer this spelling over Gemma. Jemma 100%. It just comes across as appearing more soft, feminine and overall attractive. I do not receive any of that from the Gemma spelling.
― Anonymous User  2/25/2017
This is my name. It certainly wasn't common in early 80s S Africa. I do find I have to say "that's Jemma with a J" when giving it over the phone though, & it always irks me when friends or family, who should know better, get it wrong! Phonetically this is the spelling that works. I do always shorten it to Jemm though. I started the double 'M's as a teenager & now it just looks strangely wrong with only the one!
― Anonymous User  6/22/2017
Phonetically this spelling of the name is the correct one. The 'G' in "Gemma" would revert back to a soft 'G' as in "good" or "great" in English.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2017

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