What does Lemuel mean?
Lemuel [lemuel] 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.
1 feminine form: Lemuela.Creative forms:
(male) Lomuel, ..
(female) Lemuelly, .. Middle name pairings:
Lemuel Romeo (L.R.), ..
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)
Lemuel was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #272 in the U.S. then, and is at #1995 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Lemmie and Lem are the prominent related forms of Lemuel (#1995 in recent rankings). Adoption of these forms of Lemuel was at its highest in the 1880s (median #772) and has become significantly lower since, with versions such as Lemuel falling out of fashion.
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.