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Lemuel meaning and name origin

Lemuel \l(e)-muel\ as a boy's 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 2 variant forms: Lem and Lemmie.

Suggested similar baby names are Kemuel and Leonel.


Popularity of Lemuel

Lemuel is a somewhat popular first name for males (#879 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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