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What does Lilith mean?

Lilith Pronunciation of Lilith [lilith] as a girls' name is of Babylonian origin, and the meaning of Lilith is "belonging to the night". From "lilitu". According to legends told in the Middle Ages, Lilith was the name of Adam's first wife. Because she refused to obey him, she was turned into a demon and Eve was created to take her place.

Associated with: night (black), legends (mythology).


Lilith has 1 variant: Lillith.

Creative forms:
(female) Lalith, Lealith, ..

(male) Lilin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lilith Analia (L.A.), ..

How popular is Lilith?

Lilith is a rare given name for females. Lilith is an equally rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Lilith entered the list in 1999 and reached its top position of #588 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lilith name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lilith outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Lillith is the only other prominent variation form of Lilith (#588 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Lilith were popular as birth names less than a decade ago (usage of 0.03%) and have remained as common to this day (usage 0.02%, down 4%). Lilith is more ubiquitous than the rest.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lilith, Lillith in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lilith and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ailish, Ailith, Eidith, Eilidh, Eilish, Eilith, Giliah, Laliah, Lalita, Leith, Lezith, Lilach, Lilah, Lili, Lilia, Lilian, Lilias, Lilibeth, Lilie, Lillita, Lirit, Liseth, Lizeth, Loleta, Lolita and Lulita. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lilith.

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