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Lyman may refer to:


  • Abe Lyman (1897–1957), popular bandleader from the 1920s to the 1940s
  • Amasa Lyman (1813–1877), early leader in the Latter Day Saint movement
  • Arthur Lyman (1932–2002), popularizer of a jazzy style of Hawaiian music
  • Bernard Lyman, the co-founder of Lyman Brothers Boat Builders and Lyman Boat Works
  • Cam Lyman (1932–?between 1987 and 1995), transgender man, multi-millionaire, and breeder of champion spaniels
  • Chester Smith Lyman (1814–1890), American teacher, clergyman and astronomer
  • David Belden Lyman (1803–1884), missionary and founder of Hilo, Hawaii boarding school
  • Dorothy Lyman (born 1947), actress, director and producer
  • Edwin Lyman, of the Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Eric Lyman (born 1965), U.S. journalist and writer
  • Esther Lyman (1927–1991), All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player
  • Francis M. Lyman (1840–1916), member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)
  • Joe Lyman (¿–?), rugby league footballer of the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s
  • John Lyman (athlete) (1912–1989), American athlete
  • Joseph Lyman (1840–1890), Civil War soldier, lawyer, and judge; in the 1880s, he was a two-term Republican congressman
  • John Goodwin Lyman (1886–1967), American-Canadian painter
  • Mel Lyman (1938–1978), American cult leader
  • Paul Lyman (born 1965), English rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 1990s
  • Peter Lyman (1940–2007), American professor of information science
  • Princeton Lyman (1935-2018), American diplomat
  • Richard R. Lyman (1870–1963), apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1918 to 1943
  • Richard Wall Lyman (1923–2012), American educator and historian, seventh president of Stanford University
  • Rufus Anderson Lyman (1842–1910), Judge and planter from Hawaii
  • Samuel Lyman (1749–1802), Congressman from Massachusetts in 1795–1797
  • Shelby Lyman (1936–2019), American chess player
  • Theodore Lyman (1874–1954), physicist and discoverer of the Lyman series
  • Theodore Lyman (Massachusetts) (1833–1897), George Gordon Meade's staff officer (1863–1865), Congressman from Massachusetts in 1883–1885
  • Will Lyman (born 1948), American actor
  • William Whittingham Lyman Jr. (1885–1983), also known as Jack Lyman, American writer and academic, primarily in the field of Celtic studies
  • William Lyman (congressman) (1755–1811), Congressman from Massachusetts in 1793–1797
  • William R. Lyman ("Link" Lyman, 1898–1972), professional American football player in 1920s and 1930s


  • Lyman Block, a historic commercial building at 83-91 Main Street in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Lyman Lake petroglyphs, a site significant to North American Archaeology. Located in Arizona, United States, in Lyman Lake State Park


Natural phenomena

  • Liman (landform), a flooded mouth of river either estuary-like or lagoon-like
  • Lyman (crater), a lunar impact crater that lies in the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon, named for Theodore Lyman
  • The Lyman series, of spectral lines (physics)
  • Lyman-alpha forest, in astronomical spectroscopy, the sum of absorption lines arising from the Lyman alpha transition in the spectra of distant galaxies and quasars

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