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Lilith has a dainty and delicate feel, but a very dark meaning. The name was first used for a demon in Jewish mythology. Though around since ancient times, Lilith only became a top 1,000 name in the year 2010 and a top 400 name in 2020 in America.

Meaning and Origin of the name Lilith:

Lilith is a name for girls with Assyrian origins that means “ghost” and “night monster.”

The name Lilith comes from the Assyrian word “lilîtu” (meaning “sprit” or “night demon”), which in turn comes from the Hebrew word “lilit” (meaning “night creature” and “night monster”). Lilith originates from Jewish mythology. The name was said to be that of Adam's first wife who was a demon. She was said to be evil, which is why Eve was created by God. Any children that Lilith had with Adam were said to be evil spirits.

Symbolism of the name Lilith:

The baby name Lilith means “ghost” or “night monster” as it has such a dark meaning in Jewish lore. The baby name actually comes from the Akkadian language with the word “lilitu” meaning “of the night.”

Nicknames for the name Lilith:

If you are looking for a great nickname for Lilith, then you've come to the right place. We have compiled the list below to make it easier for you to find the right nickname for your little girl. All of these options are sweet and cute.

Baby name: Lilith


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Gender of the name Lilith:

Lilith is a formal and delicate name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Lilith:


Number of syllables in the name Lilith:


Emotion evoked from the name Lilith:

Lilith feels dainty and pretty. Though Lilith has a dark meaning, it has a certain delicacy.

Alternative spellings for the name Lilith:

  • Lillith 
  • Lilithe
  • Lillithe
  • Lilyth
  • Lillythe
  • Lillyth
  • Lilythe

Popularity of the name Lilith:

Lilith has only been a top 1,000 name in the United States for just over a decade. It rose to top 500 status in 2017 and in 2019 at rank 401. Currently, Lilith is a top 400 option at rank 316 in 2020.

Great middle names for Lilith and their meanings:

  • Adair (wealthy spear)
  • Wren (small brown songbird)
  • Roxanne (bright, sunlight, day)
  • Delilah (delicate)
  • Sage (herb, prophet)
  • Aurora (dawn)
  • Briar (wild roses, brambles)
  • Fiore (flower)

Famous people with the name Lilith:

  • Lilith Love (pseudonym of Henriette van Gasteren)
  • Lilith Nagar (singer in Israel)
  • Lilith Saintcrow (novelist, “Night Shift”)
  • Lilith Crane (character from “Cheers” and “Frasier”)
  • Lilith Arthur (character from “Teen Titans”)
  • Lilith Arthur (character from “Lilith”)
  • Lilith (character from “Supernatural”)
  • Lilith (character from “True Blood”)
  • Lilith (character from “Nevermore”)
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