Gender: Male Meaning of Lem: "devoted to God" Origin of Lem: Diminutive of Lemuel, Hebrew

Lem Origin and Meaning

The name Lem is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "devoted to God".

Lem is a corn-cob pipe-smoking, back porch-rocking nickname name. But we predict as Sam and Gus become ho-hum, more parents will look to Lem.

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hopefullydespair Says:


It's short for Lemuel, a biblical name.

megan7410 Says:


What exactly is this name short for? I was watching a documentary on the Civil War, and a lady was reading a letter to a man listing people he knew who had died and two of the people were named "Lem." I thought "What a popular name of the time!" But surely it must be a nickname for something longer? Any guesses?