Jemma

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jemma

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  • A user from Virginia, United States says the name Jemma is of Hebrew origin and means "Affectionate".
  • A user from South Africa says the name Jemma is of Italian origin and means "Gem or jewel".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Jemma is of Unknown origin and means "Little dove".
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Wiktionary
  1. A female given name, a spelling variant of Gemma; by folk etymology also used as a feminine form of James/Jem.

Notable Persons Named Jemma

Jemma Redgrave is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to 1988. Jemma was given the name Jemima Rebecca Redgrave by her parent Corin Redgrave on January 14th, 1965 in London, England, UK.

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Jem is a trip hop, electronica, pop rock, folk music, and new wave music musician. She was most active from 2002 to present. Jem was given the name Jemma Griffiths on May 18th, 1975 in Penarth.

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Marchioness of Douro is a make up artist, former fashion model, and make-up artist. Marchioness was given the name Jemma Madeleine Kidd on September 20th, 1974 in Guildford, England, United Kingdom.

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Jemma McKenzie-Brown is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2006. Jemma was born on June 2nd, 1994 in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Jemma was born on April 10th, 1986 in Tamworth, England. Jemma is also known as Inferno.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jemma

Dorothée Jemma is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1970. Dorothée was born on June 16th, 1956 in Paris, France.

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Ottavio Jemma was a screenwriter. He was most prominent from 1959 to 2015. Ottavio was born on January 1st, 1925 in Salerno. He breathed his last breath on December 25th, 2015.

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Rocco Jemma was a in the field of medicine. Rocco was born on August 16th, 1866 in Laureana di Borrello. He passed away on March 24th, 1949.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 6 6 0
1916 7 7 0
1917 8 8 0
1918 6 6 0
1930 5 5 0
1948 8 8 0
1951 5 5 0
1955 5 5 0
1970 7 7 0
1971 10 10 0
1973 6 6 0
1974 5 5 0
1975 8 8 0
1976 5 5 0
1977 6 6 0
1978 5 5 0
1979 9 9 0
1980 7 7 0
1981 5 5 0
1982 7 7 0
1983 7 7 0
1984 12 12 0
1985 9 9 0
1986 13 13 0
1987 17 17 0
1988 14 14 0
1989 24 24 0
1990 12 12 0
1991 12 12 0
1992 16 16 0
1993 14 14 0
1994 15 15 0
1995 18 18 0
1996 19 19 0
1997 31 31 0
1998 33 33 0
1999 26 26 0
2000 27 27 0
2001 35 35 0
2002 36 36 0
2003 37 37 0
2004 34 34 0
2005 63 63 0
2006 53 53 0
2007 46 46 0
2008 76 76 0
2009 216 216 0
2010 315 315 0
2011 318 318 0
2012 409 409 0
2013 431 431 0
2014 448 448 0
2015 410 410 0
2016 488 488 0
2017 491 491 0

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Fun Facts about the name Jemma

  • How Popular is the name Jemma? Jemma is the 4,115th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Jemma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,355 babies born with the first name Jemma in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jemma to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jemma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Jemma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jemma is Wednesday, April 22nd, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Jemma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jemma was in 2017 with a total of 491 babies.
  • Random Jemma Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jemma is not a popular baby girl's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, only 6 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Jemma: Your name in reverse order is Ammej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Emjma. How do you pronounce that?

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