First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys
First
Last
On This Page

How to Pronounce Lem

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Lem?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Lem mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Lem

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Northern Mariana Islands, the name Lem is of English origin and means "Child Of God".

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Lem to us below

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun
A lunar excursion module, a spacecraft designed to transport people from a command module in orbit around the moon to the surface of the moon and back again.

Etymology: acronym from Lunar Excursion Module

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A spacecraft that carries astronauts from the command module to the surface of the moon and back

Notable Persons Named Lem

Lem was given the name Kirk LeMoyne Billings on April 15th, 1916 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. He left this life on May 28th, 1981.

Popularity:

Lem Barney is a football player for the Detroit Lions. Lem was born on September 8th, 1945 in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Popularity:

Lem Dobbs is a screenwriter. Lem was given the name Anton Lemuel Kitaj by his parent R. B. Kitaj on December 24th, 1959 in Oxford.

Popularity:

Lem Burnham is a football player. Lem was born on August 30th, 1947 in Winter Haven, Florida.

Popularity:

Lem Van Adams is a drug dealer, chicago, manager, j&h groceries, tow truck driver, chadway towing, and protege to baron marks.

Popularity:

Lem was born on September 18th, 1911. He left this life on April 10th, 2003.

Popularity:

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lem

Stanisław Lem was a hard science fiction, philosophy, and satire writer. They were most active from 1946 to 2005. Stanisław was born on September 12th, 1921 in Lwów, Poland. They passed away on March 27th, 2006.

Popularity:

Nguyễn Văn Lém is a military person.

Popularity:

Gerard van der Lem is a soccer player for the A.V.V. Zeeburgia, AFC Ajax, FC Amsterdam, Roda JC Kerkrade, Feyenoord, Sparta Rotterdam, FC Utrecht, and Netherlands national football team. Gerard was born on November 15th, 1952 in Amsterdam.

Popularity:

George Ho Lem was an MLA for Calgary McCall. George was born on June 15th, 1918 in Calgary. He died on July 9th, 2005.

Popularity:

Hans was born in 1875.

Popularity:

Steinar was born on May 9th, 1951. He passed away on April 28th, 2009.

Popularity:

How popular is the baby name Lem in the U.S.?

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 12 0 12
1881 19 0 19
1882 25 0 25
1883 24 0 24
1884 12 0 12
1885 18 0 18
1886 21 0 21
1887 11 0 11
1888 13 0 13
1889 21 0 21
1890 17 0 17
1891 10 0 10
1892 23 0 23
1893 12 0 12
1894 13 0 13
1895 13 0 13
1896 16 0 16
1897 14 0 14
1898 21 0 21
1899 16 0 16
1900 6 0 6
1901 7 0 7
1902 13 0 13
1903 7 0 7
1904 10 0 10
1905 9 0 9
1906 7 0 7
1907 9 0 9
1908 6 0 6
1909 12 0 12
1910 14 0 14
1911 12 0 12
1912 12 0 12
1913 11 0 11
1914 22 0 22
1915 27 0 27
1916 20 0 20
1917 39 0 39
1918 34 0 34
1919 31 0 31
1920 23 0 23
1921 32 0 32
1922 28 0 28
1923 21 0 21
1924 27 0 27
1925 27 0 27
1926 22 0 22
1927 16 0 16
1928 23 0 23
1929 20 0 20
1930 13 0 13
1931 17 0 17
1932 17 0 17
1933 17 0 17
1934 14 0 14
1935 19 0 19
1936 13 0 13
1937 7 0 7
1938 10 0 10
1939 12 0 12
1940 17 0 17
1941 11 0 11
1942 16 0 16
1943 10 0 10
1944 10 0 10
1945 10 0 10
1946 22 0 22
1947 7 0 7
1948 13 0 13
1949 13 0 13
1950 15 0 15
1951 14 0 14
1952 10 0 10
1953 7 0 7
1954 9 0 9
1955 6 0 6
1956 8 0 8
1957 8 0 8
1958 6 0 6
1959 7 0 7
1960 10 0 10
1961 5 0 5
1963 6 0 6
1964 8 0 8
1965 5 0 5
1966 5 0 5
1969 5 0 5
1971 6 0 6
1977 5 0 5
1983 5 0 5

Where is the name Lem popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Lem as a first name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Lem as a first name in each of the states. See other popular names in Mississippi, Texas, or Alabama.

Popularity of Lem as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Lem as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in California, New York, or Texas.

Common last names for Lem

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Clark
  • White
  • Morris
  • Green

Common first names for Lem

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lem U.S.
  White 19.64% 64.26%
  African American 1.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 62.02% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lem

People with the last name Lem are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Lem

  • How Popular is the name Lem? Lem is the 8,970th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lem was the 22,216th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lem have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,296 babies born with the first name Lem in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lem to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lem? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Lem first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lem is Friday, February 2nd, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Lem born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lem was in 1917 with a total of 39 babies.
  • Random Lem Factoid: According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lem is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1926.
  • Weird things about the name Lem: Your name in reverse order is Mel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lem? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,161 people with the last name Lem.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lem? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lem as their last name since less than 1 person in 256k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Lems Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Lem

Name poster for Lem(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.