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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lum

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Lum
  1. A chimney.(Prov. Eng. & Scot)
  2. A ventilating chimney over the shaft of a mine.
  3. A woody valley; also, a deep pool.(Prov. Eng)

Etymology: W. llumon chimney, llum that shoots up or ends in a point


Origin uncertain.

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) A chimney.
  2. (Scotland, Northern England) A ventilating chimney over the shaft of a mine.
  3. (Scotland, Northern England) A woody valley.
  4. (Scotland, Northern England) A deep pool.

lum was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, Lojban, Novial, Occitan, and Scots

Notable Persons Named Lum

Lum Invader is an animanga character.


Lum Rexhepi is a soccer player for the Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi, FC Viikingit, FC Honka, Pallohonka, Lillestrøm SK, and Finland national under-19 football team. Lum was born on August 3rd, 1992 in Turku.


Lum You was a cannery worker and canning. Lum was born in 1861 in China. Lum is also known as Yu and Lum. He died on January 31st, 1902.


Lum Harris was a baseball player. Lum was born on January 17th, 1915 in New Castle, Alabama. He died on November 11th, 1996.


Lum was born on August 12th, 1930 in Cleveland, Tennessee. He breathed his last breath in 1985.


Lum Davenport was a baseball player. Lum was born on June 26th, 1900 in Tucson, Arizona. He breathed his last breath on April 21st, 1961.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Lum

Awkwafina is an alternative hip hop and east coast hip hop rapping and actor. She was most prominent from 2006 to 2006. Awkwafina was given the name Nora Lum in New York City, New York, U.S. Awkwafina is also known as Nora Lum.


Agnes was born on May 21st, 1956 in Honolulu. Agnes is also known as Lum-chan.


Olivia Lum is a group ceo & president and hyflux group of companies. Olivia was born in Kampar, Perak.


Ken Lum is an artist in the field of contemporary art. Ken was born on September 26th, 1956 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Dyer was born in 1839 in Northampton, Massachusetts. Dyer is also known as Dyer D. Lum. He passed away on April 6th, 1893.


Mary was born in 1758. She passed away in 1815.


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Popularity of Lum as a last name

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Common last names for Lum

  • Wong
  • Lee
  • Young
  • Fong
  • Jones
  • Smith
  • Cook

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lum U.S.
  White 18.65% 64.26%
  African American 1.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 61.94% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 13.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lum

People with the last name Lum are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Lum

  • How Popular is the name Lum? Lum is the 16,439th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lum was the 4,406th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lum have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 493 babies born with the first name Lum in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lum to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lum? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Lum first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lum is Thursday, October 28th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Lum born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lum was in 1884 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Lum: Your name in reverse order is Mul. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mlu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lum? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,060 people with the last name Lum.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lum? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Lum as their last name.

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.