The name Lemuel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "devoted to God". Lemuel and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
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.
Lists containing Lemuel:
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