Lemuel

First Name
9k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
201
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lemuel

"Lemuel" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Devoted to God". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From Hebrew לְמוּאֵל (l'mu'él), literally meaning “dedicated to God” or “devoted to God”.

  1. A king mentioned in the Proverbs.
  2. A male given name of biblical origin.

Notable Persons Named Lemuel

Lemuel Cook is an agriculture in the united states. His military service ended in 1775.

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Lemuel Smith is a criminal.

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Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. is a military person. Their military service ended in 1956.

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Their military service ended in 1942. Lemuel was born on September 19th, 1915 in Washington, D.C. They passed away on July 11th, 1964.

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Lemuel Shaw was a 19th Chief Justice of theMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Lemuel was born on January 9th, 1781 in West Barnstable, Massachusetts. He died on March 30th, 1861.

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Nelson was given the name Lemuel Nelson Bell on July 30th, 1894 in Longdale, Virginia. He left this life on August 2nd, 1973.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 59 0 59
1881 58 0 58
1882 43 0 43
1883 41 0 41
1884 31 0 31
1885 31 0 31
1886 37 0 37
1887 39 0 39
1888 32 0 32
1889 29 0 29
1890 28 0 28
1891 32 0 32
1892 33 0 33
1893 19 0 19
1894 28 0 28
1895 23 0 23
1896 20 0 20
1897 30 0 30
1898 22 0 22
1899 20 0 20
1900 37 0 37
1901 20 0 20
1902 21 0 21
1903 24 0 24
1904 16 0 16
1905 24 0 24
1906 36 0 36
1907 30 0 30
1908 20 0 20
1909 27 0 27
1910 29 0 29
1911 32 0 32
1912 61 0 61
1913 57 0 57
1914 90 0 90
1915 95 0 95
1916 135 0 135
1917 115 0 115
1918 122 0 122
1919 137 0 137
1920 146 0 146
1921 147 0 147
1922 142 0 142
1923 111 0 111
1924 128 0 128
1925 118 0 118
1926 122 0 122
1927 102 0 102
1928 116 0 116
1929 111 0 111
1930 101 0 101
1931 90 0 90
1932 89 0 89
1933 83 0 83
1934 88 0 88
1935 85 0 85
1936 86 0 86
1937 90 0 90
1938 103 0 103
1939 79 0 79
1940 74 0 74
1941 78 0 78
1942 86 0 86
1943 95 0 95
1944 100 0 100
1945 73 0 73
1946 85 0 85
1947 86 0 86
1948 91 0 91
1949 97 0 97
1950 86 0 86
1951 115 0 115
1952 105 0 105
1953 109 0 109
1954 104 0 104
1955 96 0 96
1956 101 0 101
1957 106 0 106
1958 76 0 76
1959 103 0 103
1960 95 0 95
1961 93 0 93
1962 94 0 94
1963 103 0 103
1964 92 0 92
1965 86 0 86
1966 84 0 84
1967 84 0 84
1968 76 0 76
1969 73 0 73
1970 73 0 73
1971 65 0 65
1972 71 0 71
1973 60 0 60
1974 67 0 67
1975 71 0 71
1976 72 0 72
1977 73 0 73
1978 45 0 45
1979 73 0 73
1980 69 0 69
1981 63 0 63
1982 78 0 78
1983 54 0 54
1984 45 0 45
1985 62 0 62
1986 56 0 56
1987 44 0 44
1988 48 0 48
1989 52 0 52
1990 55 0 55
1991 63 0 63
1992 52 0 52
1993 46 0 46
1994 59 0 59
1995 46 0 46
1996 51 0 51
1997 50 0 50
1998 49 0 49
1999 61 0 61
2000 50 0 50
2001 47 0 47
2002 43 0 43
2003 66 0 66
2004 38 0 38
2005 43 0 43
2006 63 0 63
2007 38 0 38
2008 57 0 57
2009 34 0 34
2010 52 0 52
2011 50 0 50
2012 52 0 52
2013 63 0 63
2014 70 0 70
2015 72 0 72
2016 48 0 48

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Popularity of Lemuel as a first name

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Popularity of Lemuel as a last name

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Common last names for Lemuel

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Harris
  • Wilson
  • Evans
  • Moore
  • Lewis
  • Miller
  • Turner

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lemuel U.S.
  White 21.89% 64.26%
  African American 52.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 16.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.98% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lemuel

People with the last name Lemuel are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Lemuel

  • How Popular is the name Lemuel? Lemuel is the 2,570th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lemuel was the 91,625th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lemuel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,325 babies born with the first name Lemuel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lemuel to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lemuel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 59 new born babies.
  • When was Lemuel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lemuel is Sunday, March 15th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Lemuel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lemuel was in 1921 with a total of 147 babies.
  • Random Lemuel Factoid: According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lemuel is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1926.
  • Weird things about the name Lemuel: Your name in reverse order is Leumel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uelelm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lemuel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 201 people with the last name Lemuel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lemuel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lemuel as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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