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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Gemma

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Gemma in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Gemma:

  • Records indicate that 3,426 girls in the United States have been named Gemma since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,011 people in the U.S. were given the name Gemma. Those people are now 9 years old.

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    Comments about the name Gemma

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      9 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Gemma and I used to not care for it but I realised it?s really pretty" May. 2, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "People often spell my name wrong because it?s spelled ?Jemma? instead of ?Gemma?" Jan. 25, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "The first time I remember hearing it was on Marvel's Agents of Shield. I fell in love with the name. Couple years later found out I was pregnant with a girl. I asked a handful of people to help me with a name and when I told them Gemma Rose was the first one that came to mind, they couldn't think of better. I wanted to keep her grounded, even if only by name. She will be 6 months old in 2 days and I still love it and yet to meet another." Jan. 12, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its beautiful, smart and alluring. All gemmas are rated 10/10." Mar. 6, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "As I was raised in an area heavily populated by Italians, it was not until I moved away from my native area that I ever heard anyone pronounce it incorrectly, Gemma being originally an Italian name. I am of English-Welsh descent, and my mother's name is Dierdre (yes, spelled "ie", rather than "ei", as in Irish Gaelic, because her mother was German and spelled it accordingly). My middle name is Catherine, my mother's is Ann (after her mother, Anna), and her sister's is Elizabeth. My English great-grandmother was Lydia, and her Welsh mother was Anne. All very common names in the British Isles." Apr. 26, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named our second daughter Gemma and I love it! I love that I can shorten and call her Gem. I get asked if it's after sons of anarchy which it's not but I can handle that ;)" Jul. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Gemma, I was born in the 80's when the named seemed to be very popular although my lother was convinced it was original at the time until I started school! I new 4 people in my year at school named Gemma & 2 in the year above! Although I have not met many other Gemma's when I've traveled or when I'm socialising but my brother married a Gemma & my younger brother dated a Gemma! I still like my name all things considering because whenever I'm chatting to new people & we introduce ourselves people always comment that Gemma is a really nice name & have even said unusual!!" Feb. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate


  • "This name is so cute..If I ever had a daughter this would be my top pick...In michigan I have never met any gemma's but I have heard the name on t.v!" Jun. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "Gemma is UGLY she should change her name to ALISHA or TIANA i hate gEmma" Jun. 10, 2019: Report as inappropriate

      13 Neutral Comments

  • "It's really weird to hear from so many people with my name. I've never actually met someone with my name." Nov. 4, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Gemma Sarah! OMG!!! I hated the name as a child because one horrible little boy by the name of John Delgado made fun of me all the time, calling me Aunt Jemima because I was fat. I can still see his face over 65 years later. Then, when I started working and met more people, most people pronounced my name with a hard G which made my skin crawl. You can imagine my shock when an elevator door opened and there was a woman half my age and her name tag said Gemmma!" Aug. 4, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My actual name is Gemma and my whole name Is Gemma Lily Rose Heard yes i have 2 mids i guess its a good name but im not really girly and Gemma is a really girly name and im not really into that stuff." Jul. 31, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "it is a bad name because all the gemmas i know are very weird and annoying" Oct. 1, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gemma and Americans have a hard time with it. Americans are very stupid." Apr. 15, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gemma and, my middle name is leigh I So Gemma Leigh! Gemma isn't a very popular name here in AUS but, I love it!" Mar. 27, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gemma. I went to school with 2 other Gemma's and we were born in the mid 90's I have never had anyone mispronounce my name however I am always asked is it with a G or a J. I also know a Gemma louise I never realised this was popular. I am a Gemma Sarah. It just seems like a very normal name to me" Jun. 12, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "people say ,ay name wrong a lot, especially substitute teachers. they don't prnounce the g with a j sound. they make a ga sound" Apr. 20, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jemma is a beautiful name. Hope everyone and their dog doesnt name their daughter it!" Jun. 29, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name Is Gemma.. (: I Do Like My Name...It's Quite Cute And Girly...My Middle Name Is Louise...Gemma Louise, Which Is Quite A Common Pairing.. :p x" Sep. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its funny reading comments that say that the name Gemma is unusual because as the above comment says in the UK its a very common name! My name is Gemma Elyse which I love because the 2nd name is unusual, every other Gemma I know is a Gemma Louise! Although I like my name I also would have chosen something a little more different" Aug. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always think that my name is spelt Jema. It is very annoying but I love this name because it is unique and it distinguishes me from other people. Also other people think that my name is a short from Jemima. Thanks Love Gemma" Aug. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "In the UK Gemma is a very common name. Not so much now but when I was born in the 80s. I know at least 5 other Gemmas. I like it but would like a more unusual name. Maybe I should move to the states. Can also be spelled Jemma" Mar. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

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