Pronounced Pron. lem-beet
Other Forms FormsLembitus (Latinized)
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 8/26/2010
From Lembitu, the name of a 13th-century Estonian leader, which meant "beloved" (cognate to Finnish Lemmitty). This historical name was revived in the 19th century, and became popular in the first half of the 20th century.