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

Lemuel Origin and Meaning

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

Lemuel is a neglected Old Testament name, with the friendly nickname Lem, that we're surprised hasn't been picked up on by parents who have known too many Samuels.

In the Bible, Lemuel is mentioned twice in Proverbs as a king, but the name is probably remembered more as the first name of the narrator who journeys to Liliput in Jonathan Swift's satirical Gulliver's Travels.

Lemuel was Number 195 in 1881, but started a downward trajectory from which it never recovered. It finds some love on Nameberry, though, where it's Number 885.

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Pop Culture References for the name Lemuel

Lem, Lemmie, Lemmy

Comments

livialucille Says:

2018-10-28T17:37:36

The connection to lemons/Lemony Snicket is cute. But my mom says "it sounds like Samuel, but lame-uel."

MonikerWanderer Says:

2017-01-28T17:05:35

And that's a good thing.

laurieedwrds Says:

2016-06-20T23:03:45

Nameberry has never read the Book of Mormon...

DearestJules Says:

2014-12-22T22:47:40

It is cooler than Samuel, but it does remind me a little bit of lemons.

flora_kate Says:

2014-12-22T21:49:37

Such an awesome alternative to Samuel!

mabespark Says:

2014-06-03T21:14:17

There is a bad namesake in my religion - even though I do like the sound, I would never use it due to that person. {He was slightly evil. :3}