When I text my BFF on my tablet, we have a messaging group called the J.E.M.S, I will not tell you what it stands for, as it will reveal all of our names (my brother, friend and me). But my brother deleted the app a couple of weeks ago, and the group still has the same name, which we will never change. My brother was the J.
Stars123  3/1/2021
I've always thought this name was feminine because of the 80's cartoon.
someone-  4/6/2020
This name is truly outrageous!
MoyeMax  1/5/2019
In the BBC 3 series "In The Flesh", the sister of the main character Kieren is named Jemima but is addressed as Jem.
maybepines  4/5/2018
I always thought it sounded feminine due to the cartoon. I really don't like it on a boy. But on a girl people will immediately think of the cartoon, so it's not exactly much better there.
Buneary  1/7/2017
It's incredible! I can't find a single good nickname derived from James. Jem for a man is so weird and awful. For a girl could it could be okay, but a man named Jem... it's strange in my opinion.
Jake Fax  6/26/2016
Six girls were given Jem in America in 2014.
cutenose  2/23/2016
My book crush's name is Jem! He is Jem Carstairs from the Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. It's short for James.
phan-cookiez  2/21/2016
Love this as a nickname for James!
SimoneKadele  4/28/2015
MarcoJackson  4/22/2015
― Anonymous User  8/10/2014
Jem Black, Ward, Belcher and Mace were all bare knuckle fighters form the early 1900's. Jem Finer writes/wrote music for The Pouges. Jem Stansfield presents science for the BBC. It is most definitely a boys name being a shortening of Jeremy or, in earlier times James.
PJ156  7/12/2014
Jem Carstairs is a character in The Infernal Devices series, the prequel trilogy to The Mortal Instruments.
jay_982  5/7/2014
I always found it funny how Jem's real name was Jeremy, as that name was very rarely used when the book was written.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2013
This name looks ugly and too much like the word "gem", which will lead to teasing. Maybe it would work as a nickname for Jeremy, but as a legal name it sounds silly.
bananarama  9/21/2009
OK. First GIRLY! I like this name as a shortened GIRL name! Maybe for Gemma and spell it gem! If this is your name sorry, but gem is a jewel and it isn't very manly :o It can lead to nicknames. Sorry. Spoke the truth.
― Anonymous User  5/21/2009
Come on, Come on and be a Jem Girl! Jem, Jem is my name!
This is the name of the lead character from the 1980's Hasbro series 'Jem and the Holograms'.
tradingnames  4/8/2008
In Judith Lennox's novel "Middlemere", Romy Cole's (the leading character) brother is called Jem.
LoQuiero  11/11/2007
Like this way better than Jim.
YMPvt  3/20/2007
Also short for Jeremy.
― Anonymous User  10/23/2006
Jem is *truly* outrageous! (If Jem is your name, then no one else is the same.) (sorry, I can't stop singing the eighties' cartoon anthems)
― Anonymous User  7/9/2006
Jem could also be used as a nickname for Jemima.
Silversliver  5/16/2006
One of the children of Anne of Green Gables (+ Gilbert Blythe) is named Jem.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2006
I believe this name can also be used for girls, although it isn't very usual.
angelsariel  12/31/2005
There's a famous female singer called Jem.
angelsariel  12/31/2005
This can also be a short form of Jeremy, as in Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The main character's brother is named Jeremy Atticus Finch, but he's called Jem.
WeloveyouJesseLacey  11/9/2005

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