Gemma: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Gemma
Origin of the name Gemma:
A borrowing from the Latin, Gemma is taken from gemma (precious stone, jewel).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Gemma: | Edit
The name Gemma is derived from "gem, precious stone."
- Personal experiences with the name Gemma: | Edit
When I was little I wanted to have a "normal" name but as I've grown up I've embraced having a unique name in America. Part of me is very interested to go to Europe and Australia and not get a 2nd glance at my name whereas here in the US I know when people take a minute before they say a name that its probably mine.
Most people absoultely love my name and no matter what, it is memorable! I am extremely happy with my name now :)
I love my name even though I'm from the US and most people aren't familiar with it. I've always liked that its unique and upon meeting people I usually get a comment about how pretty or unusual the name Gemma is. The only thing that's ever bothered me was that lots of people say it at first with a hard G. I mean, we say gem and gemstone with a j sound, why would Gemma be different?
My sister has just named her little girl Jemma (Feb2011, Australia) and coincidentally my friend named her little girl Gemma at virtually the same time!
I named my daughter Gemma in 2000. It's still a special, unique name for such a beautiful girl. She's always been the only Gemma in her school.
My best friend is called Gemma and I'm a Jemma to. We always get mixed up though and Gemma or Jemma is quite a common name where I live. I love the name though and wish my name was spelt with a G instead of a J.
- Nicknames for Gemma: | Edit
Gem, Emma, Gemmie, Emmie, Gemms, Gemmsy, Jam Jar, Gemster, Gemstone
- Meanings and history of the name Gemma: | Edit
Gemma is the traditional name for the binary star Alpha Coronae Borealis in the constellation of Corona Borealis.
- Famous real-life people named Gemma: | Edit
Gemma (b. 2003), daughter of American actress Catherine Bell
Gemma Rose (b. 2011), daughter of American actress Kristin Davis
Gemma Arterton (b. 1986), actress from England
Gemma Ward (b. 1987), model/actress from Australia
Gemma Jones (b. 1942), actress from England
Gemma Galgani (b. 1878), Catholic Saint from Italy
- Gemma in song, story & screen: | Edit
Gemma Honeycutt: character in the movie "Fool's Gold" played by Alexis Dziena
Gemma Smith was the name of the heroine in the 1932 Errol Flynn movie "Escape Me Never."
Gemma Doyle; main character in Libba Bray's "A Great and Terrible Beauty" trilogy
Gemma is Ranger Operator Series Silver in Power Rangers RPM (2009)
Gemma Teller Morrow: character played by Katey Sagal in 'Sons of Anarchy'
Gemma Butler: character played by Tara Summers on 'Ringer'
Gemma Edgewood a character who appeared in Hospital Drama Casualty with her sister Tara.
Gemma Morrison: character on Waking the Dead. Portrayed by Michelle Dockery
Jemma Simmons: character on Marvel's Agents of Shield
Gemma Hendrix: daughter of Alison Hendrix, characters on Orphan Black