What does Lemuel mean?
Lemuel \l(e)-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.
Lemuel has 1 feminine form: Lemuela.
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. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Lemuel for boys. Lemuel reached its apex position of #272 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Lem is the only other prominent related form of Lemuel. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.6505%) and has become significantly lower since, with the versions Lem and Lemuel becoming less fashionable. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Lemuel and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)