Meaning and Origin of: Lyman

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Middle English : From the meadow

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land (see Layman).
  • Dutch : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements liut ‘people’, or possibly liub ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + man ‘man’.
  • Americanized form of German Leimann, Americanized form of Leinemann, habitational name for someone from Leine in Pomerania, or for someone who lived by either of two rivers called Leine, near Hannover and in Saxony.