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Pronunciation

ʤɛmə

Origin

English, Italian, Dutch

Meaning

An old continental name with a dazzling meaning! In Italian the word 'gemma' is a precious jewel or bud. It's from the ancient Greek words 'ge' for earth and 'ma' for mother and was the ancient term used to describe all the precious gems in the earth. This name may sound British to your ears as it was very popular in 1980s England, but today it travels the world and is adored internationally!

Rank in the year 2015

Gemma was ranked #575 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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