Gender: Male Origin of Lemon: American fruit name

Lemon Origin and Meaning

The name Lemon is a boy's name .

Lemon is one of the more unique names related to fruit, compared with sisters Clementine and Apple. That may be because lemon is also a word that's slang for a clunker, something that doesn't work very well. No baby wants to feel like a Lemon, so this is one of those unusual names that is best avoided.

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ParanoidAndroid Says:


From its debut on the Top1000 in 1882 to its exit in 1910, there have been approximately more than 1,000 boys named Lemon. In fact, it reached its peak in 1902, reaching an impressive position at #570. Why exactly the name fluctuated from time to time on the charts is subject to interpretation, but one thing is sure, "Lemon" doesn't relate to the actual fruit. At least originally. Lemon translates from old English as "beloved, dear man/person", not from the actual fruit, which derives from Persian roots. One positive association this name yields is famous blues musician, Lemon Henry "Blind Lemon" Jefferson- referred to as the "father of all Texas blues". However, Lemon undeniably carries the obvious association of the citrus fruit. Some people might find Lemon to be effeminate, since 25 girls were named Lemon in 2017. So what's the answer for those who like Lemon, but can't escape the inevitable fruit connotation? It's easy. Skip Lemon and choose the alternative, sweeter, spunkier, fresh Leamon. Both Lemon and Leamon have the same beautiful meanings, but Leamon is easily the superior choice. One of my friends' middle names is Leamon and we all can't help but laud his unique and fun name.

Raincove Says:


Terrible name in general, also made worse by the fact that "lemon" is slang for fanfictions that are extremely sexual/pornographic. Avoid this name.

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SaccaraBird Says:


Even disregarding the citrus meaning, "lemon" is another way of saying "it's a dud". Please do not name your child Dud.

catcher5 Says:


But let’s say Lemon is a family name. Is there a way to honor it without being so lemony?

TechnoKitten Says:


uh...why is this here again?

MargotBear Says:


Come on now...