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What does Lemuel mean?

Lemuel [le-muel] as a boys' name is pronounced LEM-yoo-el. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Lemuel is "belonging to God".

Biblical: a king mentioned in Proverbs 31 who was given a detailed description of the value and capabilities of a good wife. Literary: Lemuel Gulliver of Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels". The name was revived from around 1840.

Associated with: biblical, king, good, literary.


Lemuel has 2 variants: Lem and Lemmie.

Lemuel has 1 feminine form: Lemuela.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Lemuello, Lomuel, ..

(female) Lemuelle, Lemuelli, ..

How popular is Lemuel?

Lemuel is a somewhat popular first name for men (#879 out of 1220, Top 72%) and also a somewhat popular surname for all people (#108153 out of 150436, Top 72%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the birth name history of Lemuel for boys. Lemuel was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #272 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Lemmie and Lem are the prominent related forms of Lemuel. Adoption of these forms of Lemuel was at its highest in the 1880s (median #772), but now, versions such as Lemuel have fallen out of fashion.

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Aeriel, Amiel, Amyel, Bertel, Betuel, Buel, Dekel, Denzel, Derrel, Feivel, Feiwel, Ferrel, Gamel, Gammel, Gemul (see Gamal), Hamel, Heshel (see Hershel), Hevel, Ismael, Jamael, Jameel, Jamel, Jamiel, Jerel, Jeriel, Jerrel, Kameel, Kemuel, Kendel, Keppel, Kimbel, Larue, Ledell, Lee, Lemar, Lemarr, Lemond, Lendell, Lennell, Leone, Leonel, Leslea (see Leslie), Leslee, Lesley, Lester, Levell, Levey, Lewes, Lexer, Lexus, Lindel, Lionel, Louvel, Lovel, Lowel, Lyonel, Manuel, Mendel, Merrel, Miguel, Miquel, Neel, Newel, Niguel, Pauel, Pedael (see Pedahel), Peel, Petuel, Reuel, Ruel, Samael, Samuel, Terrel, Wenzel and Ysmael. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lemuel.