Gemma: baby girl name meaning and popularity


Said to be a medieval Italian nickname that means “gem” or “precious stone,” this name has just gained popularity in the U.S. within the past few years.


Gem, Emma, Gemmie, Emmy.

Famous people named Gemma:

Actresses Gemma Arterton and Gemma Atkinson; singer-songwriter Gemma Hayes; Gemma Weiss, YouTube star (and baby).

Fun fact:

Gemma is the traditional name for the binary star Alpha Coronae Borealis in the constellation of Corona Borealis, so if being named for a precious stone isn’t enough to make your kid love her name, throw this fact her way.

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