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

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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Famous People Named Lemuel

Bass player Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister from Motorhead.

Pop Culture References for the name Lemuel

Lemuel is the name of a leader in the resistance in Amazon's original series "The Man in the High Castle"

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