Gemina is a female given name with several possible origins:
- it could be a variant form of Gemini, name of the third sign of the zodiac and a constellation which represents twins Castor and Pollux, who had the same mother, Leda, but different fathers: Pollux was the son of Zeus while Castor’s father was the Spartan king Tyndareus. The name comes from Latin geminī meaning “twins” from geminus (twin; double, paired), possibly deriving from PIE *yem- (to pair, match);
- it could also be a variant spelling of Jemina, the Finnish form of Jemima, a Hebrew female name with an uncertain etymology though two possible meanings attributed to it are “dove” or “day”;
- Gemina is also an Italian word meaning “redouble, germinate” derived from Latin gemini;
- it’s also possible that Gemina is an elaborated form of the word gem meaning “gemstone; precious jewel”, which would make it a variant of Gemma.
Nicknames: Gem, Mina
Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Arabic, Hebrew
- Jemina (Finnish)