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Gemma

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How popular is the baby name Gemma in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1904 5 5 0
1906 6 6 0
1907 8 8 0
1908 5 5 0
1909 12 12 0
1910 6 6 0
1911 12 12 0
1912 16 16 0
1913 11 11 0
1914 23 23 0
1915 25 25 0
1916 19 19 0
1917 28 28 0
1918 26 26 0
1919 24 24 0
1920 30 30 0
1921 21 21 0
1922 20 20 0
1923 27 27 0
1924 32 32 0
1925 26 26 0
1926 18 18 0
1927 13 13 0
1928 13 13 0
1929 13 13 0
1930 16 16 0
1931 20 20 0
1932 11 11 0
1933 15 15 0
1934 12 12 0
1935 11 11 0
1936 14 14 0
1937 17 17 0
1938 10 10 0
1939 12 12 0
1940 20 20 0
1941 10 10 0
1942 15 15 0
1943 17 17 0
1944 11 11 0
1945 21 21 0
1946 14 14 0
1947 14 14 0
1948 39 39 0
1949 37 37 0
1950 41 41 0
1951 31 31 0
1952 31 31 0
1953 26 26 0
1954 23 23 0
1955 23 23 0
1956 39 39 0
1957 27 27 0
1958 27 27 0
1959 45 45 0
1960 35 35 0
1961 28 28 0
1962 28 28 0
1963 45 45 0
1964 29 29 0
1965 40 40 0
1966 19 19 0
1967 25 25 0
1968 25 25 0
1969 24 24 0
1970 26 26 0
1971 30 30 0
1972 24 24 0
1973 21 21 0
1974 29 29 0
1975 24 24 0
1976 32 32 0
1977 31 31 0
1978 30 30 0
1979 26 26 0
1980 45 45 0
1981 37 37 0
1982 32 32 0
1983 39 39 0
1984 35 35 0
1985 40 40 0
1986 48 48 0
1987 56 56 0
1988 55 55 0
1989 45 45 0
1990 62 62 0
1991 56 56 0
1992 59 59 0
1993 81 81 0
1994 80 80 0
1995 97 97 0
1996 69 69 0
1997 75 75 0
1998 111 111 0
1999 140 140 0
2000 107 107 0
2001 155 155 0
2002 175 175 0
2003 154 154 0
2004 147 147 0
2005 201 201 0
2006 210 210 0
2007 218 218 0
2008 314 314 0
2009 541 541 0
2010 682 682 0
2011 907 907 0
2012 1,014 1,014 0
2013 1,020 1,020 0
2014 1,213 1,213 0
2015 1,166 1,166 0

Fun Facts about the name Gemma

  • How many people with the first name Gemma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,145 babies born with the first name Gemma in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gemma to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gemma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1904 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Gemma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gemma is Wednesday, February 2nd, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Gemma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gemma was in 2014 with a total of 1,213 babies. That's a lot of babies named Gemma!
  • Random Gemma Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gemma ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 18 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Gemma: Your name in reverse order is Ammeg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Memga. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gemma? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 828 people with the last name Gemma.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gemma? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gemma as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Common first names for Gemma

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gemma U.S.
  White 95.17% 64.26%
  African American 1.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.72% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gemma

People with the last name Gemma are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Gemma" mean? The list below shows the origins of Gemma as well as things modernly associated with the name Gemma such as celebrities named Gemma.

Italian

Origin and Meaning of Gemma

The name "Gemma" is of Italian origin, and it means "Precious Stone". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Gem"ma
Senses
  1. [Bot] A leaf bud, as distinguished from a flower bud.
  2. [Biol] A bud spore; one of the small spores or buds in the reproduction of certain Protozoa, which separate one at a time from the parent cell.

Etymology: L., a bud

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Small asexual reproductive structure in e.g. liverworts and mosses that detaches from the parent and develops into a new individual

Ultimately from Latin gemma (“jewel”). The given name is mostly borrowed via Italian Gemma; the spelling Jemma in particular is associated with James.

  1. A female given name.
  2. (astronomy): A bright binary star in the constellation Corona Borealis; Alpha (α) Coronae Borealis.

Gemma was also found in the following language(s): Translingual and Italian

Notable Persons With the Name Gemma

Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Gemma was born on February 2nd, 1986 in Gravesend. Gemma is also known as Arterton and Gemma Christina (full name).

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Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Gemma was born on November 29th, 1983 in London, England.

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Gemma Atkinson

Gemma Atkinson is a model. Gemma was given the name Gemma Louise Atkinson on November 16th, 1984 in Bury, Greater Manchester, England.

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Gemma Whelan

Gemma Whelan is an actress and comedian. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Gemma was given the name Gemma Elizabeth Whelan on April 23rd, 1981 in Leeds, United Kingdom.

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Gemma Ward

Gemma Ward is a model. Gemma was given the name Gemma Louise Ward on November 3rd, 1987 in Perth.

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Gemma Jones

Gemma Jones is an actress. She was most prominent from 1962 to present. Gemma was given the name Jennifer Gemma Jones on December 4th, 1942 in Marylebone, London, England, UK.

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  • Gemma Pranita
    (actress)
  • Gemma Hayes
    (musician)
  • Gemma Bissix
    (actor)
  • Gemma Davison
    (athlete)
  • Gemma Fay
    (soccer player)
  • Gemma Bonner
    (soccer player)
  • Gemma Mengual
    (famed human)
  • Gemma Morris
    (leading person)
  • Gemma Doyle
    (for West Dunbartonshire)
  • Gemma Tumelty
    (52nd President of the National Union of Students)
  • Gemma O'Doherty
    (journalist)
  • Gemma Steel
    (leading somebody)
  • Gemma Beadsworth
    (famous individual)
  • Gemma Bellincioni
    (leading person)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Gemma

Roberta Gemma

Roberta Gemma is an important person. Roberta was given the name Floriana Panella on December 15th, 1980 in Marino, Lazio.

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Giuliano Gemma

Giuliano Gemma was an actor, stuntman, sculptor, and sculpture. His most notable accomplishments were from 1958 to 2013. Giuliano was born on September 2nd, 1938 in Rome. Giuliano is also known as Montgomery Wood. He left this life on October 1st, 2013.

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Verra Gemma

Verra Gemma is an actress. Verra was born as the child of Giuliano Gemma on July 4th, 1970 in Rome.

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Cornelius Gemma

Cornelius Gemma was a notable human. Cornelius was born on February 28th, 1535. He passed away on October 12th, 1578.

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Alfred A. Gemma

Alfred A. Gemma is a noteworthy somebody. Alfred was born on January 27th, 1939.

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What does the name Gemma mean?

Gis for grand, the life you will live.

Eis for expressive, not one to hold within.

Mis for mild, your mild and gentle way.

Mis for mighty, your inner strength.

Ais for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

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