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What does Lem mean?

Lem /lem/ as a name for boys is of Hebrew origin, and the name Lem means "belonging to God". Lem is a version of Lemuel (Hebrew).


Lem has 1 related form via Lemuel: Lemmie.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Leem, Leiem, ..

(female) Lemla, Lle, ..

How popular is Lem?

Lem is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#22706 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Lem for boys. Lem entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #427 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lem name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lem outside U.S.

Popular related forms of Lem are Lemmie and Lemuel. Adoption of these forms of Lem was more pronounced among parents 134 years ago (median #772).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lem, Lemmie, Lemuel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lem and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Lem is alike in pronunciation to Liam and Lyam. Other suggested similar names are Hem, Jem, Le, Le-, Lea, Lee, Len, Leo, Les, Lev, Lew and Lex. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lem.