Lilith

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Babylonian/Hebrew lilith = 'night monster' or 'screech owl' [1] [2] derived from Hebrew lyl = 'night' [2]

3) Name of a Babylonian-Hebrew storm and night demon of unknown meaning [3]

2) Elaborated form of Lilli [1]

Related Names

Lilit
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Lilith
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Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Lillit
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Swedish
Lillith
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See also Lilli

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Lilitharson Iceland

Female

Lilithardóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Lilith
Genitive: Liliths
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Lilith
Genitive: Lilithin
Partitive: Lilithiä
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Lilith
Accusative: Lilith
Dative: Lilith
Genitive: Lilithar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Lilith
Genitive: Liliths
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Lilith
Genitive: Liliths

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Bible

  • Lilith is the name of a Babylonian goddess of the night referred to in the Authorized version of the Bible as a 'screech owl' and in the Revised Standard version as a 'night monster' (Isaiah 34.14); in Jewish folklore the name is that of Adam's first wife, who left him to become the 'devil's dam'.

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[5]
122 257 122 255 0 2
Finland Finland[6]
n.a.
53
n.a.
53 0 0
Norway Norway[7]
25
n.a.
25
n.a.
0
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[8]
23
n.a.
23
n.a.
0
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[9]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Lilith (f) Sources: [5][8][7][6]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  3. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. 8.0 8.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/