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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

Want to know about the popularity of the Gemma baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,145 babies born with the name Gemma in the United States. That's more than enough Gemmas to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1904 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Gemma" was in 2014 with a total of 1,213 babies. (That's a lot of baby Gemmas)

According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gemma" ranks #102 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 5 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 2014. Across the entire United States a total of 1,213 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Gemma popular?

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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.

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

Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Gemma was born in 1986 in Gravesend, Kent, England.

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Gemma Ward

Gemma Ward is a model. Gemma was born in 1987 as Gemma Louise Ward in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

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Gemma Atkinson

Gemma Atkinson is a model. Gemma was born in 1984 as Gemma Louise Atkinson in Bury, Greater Manchester, England.

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Gemma Jones

Gemma Jones is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1 to present. Gemma was born in 1942 as Jennifer Gemma Jones in Marylebone, London, England, UK.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Gemma

Gemma Bovery
Gemma Rose Davis
Gemma Teller
Gemma Correll
Gemma Burgess
Gemma Chan
Gemma Styles
Gemma Whelan

Alternative Meanings

G is for genial, a pleasing personality.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

Your name in reverse order is "Ammeg". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ammeg". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Gemma born May 15, 1984

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Egypt approximately on 1150. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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