Gemma

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Etymology[edit]

Latin gemma (jewel)

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Gemma f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Veneridae — the type species being the amethyst gem clam.

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Proper noun[edit]

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Gemma

  1. A female given name.
    • 1971 Ruth Rendell, No More Dying Then, Random House (2009), ISBN 9780099534853, page 35:
      Gemma. A curious name. He didn't think he had ever come across it before. She would have an outlandish name, either because her equally eccentric parents had labelled her with it or—more likely—she had adopted it herself on the grounds of originality.
    • 1998 Lisa Andrews, Too Late For Love, Robinson Pub. 1998, ISBN 1854875914, page 200:
      Gemma gave him another gushing smile. She wanted to make amends for almost fouling up Blake's deal. "Gemma. What a beautiful name. You are indeed a jewel."
  2. (astronomy): A bright binary star in the constellation Corona Borealis; Alpha (α) Coronae Borealis.

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  • Popular given name in the U.K. in the 1980s and the 1990s.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin gemma (jewel), with identical meaning in Italian.

Proper noun[edit]

Gemma f

  1. A female given name, notably of Dante's wife, and of a 19th/20th century saint.

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