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What does Lemuel mean?

Lemuel Pronunciation of 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH biblical, king, good, literary


VARIANTS Lem, Lemmie




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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 #1833 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Lem and Lemmie are the prominent related forms of Lemuel (#1833 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.

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-sounding 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.

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