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This has been a favorite name of mine for quite a long time now. I love how it is a much less common variant of Lily. Although I prefer this name being spelled Lillith, I just think it is so gorgeous. Unfortunately I tend to gravitate to the "ill-fated" and "negative connotation" names. My friends dislike this name and one said that it sounds like you have a lisp if you pronounce it :( I still don't care, it is so gorgeous.
jazzycritique  11/2/2018
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Lilith is the name of one of the seven nations in the game Love Nikki Dress Up Queen. Their fashion is girly and fairy tale like.
kayisforkeen  8/6/2018
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It's so pretty... I'm not Jewish so I don't care about the association. But I do hate the fact that it is associated with vampires and evil women. Why can't it just be the name of a sweet little girl?
kayisforkeen  8/6/2018
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It's pretty, and honestly, the story makes it better.
Stellalune  4/8/2018
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It's a shame how not many people know of this name. However, I do like being one of a select few in my country to have the name.
Lilith_bishop  1/25/2018
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I really like this name; it's absolutely gorgeous. As an atheist, I don't care much for the negative Biblical connotation (like Jezebel), so I adore it. Very sophisticated, elusive, and mysterious!
― Anonymous User  5/11/2017
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Also used in English-speaking countries.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  12/23/2016
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This name is so cool! I hate the nickname Lily though.
― Anonymous User  12/14/2016
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After reading all these comments I've started to love my name:)
LilithBezh  10/24/2016
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Lilith is a very beautiful name. It sounds very exotic and sexy. My husband wanted to name our daughter this, so we did. When people say,"what a beautiful girl, what's her name?" I say Lilith and they say, "What a beautiful name." Older people may think of the character on Frasier, but let's face it, her generation aren't going to know that show. As for the whole evil thing behind the name, well those are just stories, as far as I'm concerned there is no real proof behind it. Why should we not use a perfectly beautiful name like Lilith just because of fiction. I think in the future there will be a lot more people using this name, I meet people all the time that say Lilith will be my next child's name.
Greenivy  10/21/2016
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It's funny how the name Eve, who (according to the Bible) by eating the apple condemned the whole of humanity to sin, is used by thousands of women around the world (with its variants, of course), but the name of Lilith is still associated with evil. Lilith was Adam's first wife, who challenged "God's authority" and Adam, "rebelling" against him. For me, Lilith is like a feminist icon or something.

And even though I'm an Atheist, I wouldn't use it on a child. For me, Lilith just sounds like a strange variant of Lily.
― Anonymous User  8/15/2016
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I've never liked Lilith as much as Lillian, Liliana, or just plain Lilly. I'm just not fond of that final "ith" sound.
ThatOneAuthorGirl  7/4/2016
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Lilith is the name of a character from Fire Emblem: Fates.
Buneary  7/3/2016
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I can't call biblical Lilith the first feminist really because
1. According to some legends, she probably wasn't even a human
2. Some people argue that she cannot be considered a WOMAN in any case
3. There was no actual patriarchy at that "time"
4. THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT: The whole story was made up! Moreover, it was made up for some definitely misogynistic purpose.

If you take her as the first feminist this degrades the real history of feminism to the level of religious fairy tales, i.e. fake and nonsense. PLEASE, STOP DOING THAT!
Zoe Bies  5/11/2016
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I like this alternative to popular Lily and Lillian!
al84  5/11/2016
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I love the name Lilith. As you can tell my name is Lily but my real name is neither Lilith nor Lillian it's actually Olivia but I got sick and tired of the stupid nicknames people gave me so I went with Lily.
LilyLol  5/6/2016
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Lilith Pleasant from the Sims 2 is a bearer of this name.
lilolaf  2/7/2016
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Very beautiful, feminine name! Lilith was a strong and feminine woman who stood up for what she believed in, despite hate.
firestar11  12/11/2015
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Lilith is an awesome, cool name. :D
― Anonymous User  11/8/2015
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I have a daughter (soon to be 3) who is named Lilith. My wife and I were very aware of the origin of the name and the negative connotations, but it did not deter us. We liked the fact that she was a strong female character who refused to be subservient to Adam. She is such a beautiful, happy and intelligent child, and goes by Lili most of the time. The funny thing is that we have received much more flack from family for naming our son Lucifer than we have from naming our daughter Lilith, even though Lucifer is "Bringer of Light" and Lilith is "of the night".
― Anonymous User  10/5/2015
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I never even knew about the badness of it before reading the comments! I think it is perfectly acceptable to name your child in my opinion one of the coolest names there is. Lily is a wonderful nickname as well.
lilpimpteller  5/17/2015
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I would definently use this name. I love the association with the great demon spirit in mythology and it sounds very intelligent and beautiful.
Capricorny  4/8/2015
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Just like Delilah, it's a biblical name that sounds really pretty, but is ruined by the person it came from.
Hushpuppy  3/30/2015
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Okay people. Lilith was Adam's first wife in CERTAIN cultures' mythologies. In Christian mythology they believe Eve was Adams first wife, except in Babylonian and a few other cultures they believe that Lilith was Adam's first wife. First of all, Lilith was not really evil, she wanted to be treated as Adams equal and when he rejected her request, she left. Adam told god, who sent 3 angels/saints. She refused to come back. Since she was a Succubi she had many demon offspring, so god started killing them off. She in return started killing many humans. The people who believe Lilith is evil, you are wrong. She's only ever wanted to be treated as Adams equal. Everyone portrays her as evil. Yes, she is a creature of the night, but she was fine until god started killing her children.
mythchickk98  9/27/2014
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I think it's beautiful. My sister is planning to use this name for her first daughter.
Songofecho  7/4/2014
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This name is legitimately difficult for me to say. Maybe it's my accent, I don't know, but my tongue trips over the liquid 'l's and the subsequent lisping end. I don't have any problems with the similar Lillian, but Lilith is... problematic, to say the least.
erb816  3/3/2014
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Yes, it's a very pretty name, but unfortunately it has some bad associations. Apparently, that hasn't stopped the US from bringing it into the top 1000 for 2012. I don't know, I guess that's not a good thing. There's quite a few people who have read the bible...
― Anonymous User  6/18/2013
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I don't give a flying hoot about the mythological association. All I can think of when I hear this name is the stern wife of Frasier on the tv show Cheers.
Tiger Lilly  6/17/2013
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I prefer this name over Lillian or Lily and think Lilith would be a nice alternative. Lilith sounds strong and yet feminine.
autumn23  5/11/2013
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Lilith is the creepy little girl in case 39. That's where I first heard this name, and I really like it! Nice alternative to Lillian, which is pretty too.
― Anonymous User  1/12/2013
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Concerning "Lilith", my impression of the the reason she was left out of or Demonized by the Christian/protstant Bible, the St. James Version, to be specific, was that it clearly states in Genesis that she was created equal to Adam and created at the same time and out of the same substance. To keep women subservient, the male rulers/priests, etc. had to play up the story of Eve and get rid of Lilith, to keep women in line and from feeling they were equal. This subtle and not so subtle conspiracy has been going on for thousands of years. Sometimes I wonder if the male ego will ever be able to accept women as their equals.
cvcveri  3/15/2012
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(disclaimer: I have no ill will against people who practice any religion as long as they do not force me to practice)

As a 'was-catholic-now-pagan', the Judaic legend of women being the downfall of humankind seems downright insulting. I have a new motto: "Eve and Lilith were framed." Just some humor there :-) but if you follow this reasoning, you could think of this name as a tribute to the misrepresentation of women in history and religion. Personally, I think the sound of it is beautiful.

If you think this reasoning is crazy or if you agree, please message me, as I am always curious about opinions on religion and legends :-)
MiryamChannah  1/17/2012
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I love this name for the meaning. It shows a dark beauty and a strength that was not taught to women in my faith. Growing up with this story and its moral, that submissiveness and obeisance must be shown to men. It was taught to me and the rest of my family that woman are second to men, and that is what this story teaches. So, by using this name I feel I honor the stances against sexism. Lilith is my oldest daughter's name.
BelaAngelicaBouvier  1/16/2012
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I still enjoy this name, and I feel pleased to say I am giving a character in one of my novels this name. Lilith is a dangerous vampire woman, with grandly powerful connections.
xsai  12/10/2011
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Sounds like the name of an evil jealous step mother in a fairy tale who either melts or gets thrown off a cliff.
― Anonymous User  9/6/2011
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One of my best friends' name is Lilith. She hates it for its 'evilness' and goes by Lily instead. I, on the other had, find it rather beautiful and wish it was used more.
ShelbyEmma  7/21/2011
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I don't like the sound of the name Lilith much, however it has such a nice meaning (that's right - I said nice!) that I would consider using it. I'm non-religious, so personally I don't believe that the Lilith in the Bible existed, however, she represents the first feminist, and being a strong feminist myself, I would definitely consider Lilith as a name for a future daughter.
Amalthea  6/11/2011
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It's a very popular name in Armenia, but no one knows the real meaning of the name. It's my real name and I like it very much for its "evil" nature. It makes the name interesting.
nairi  5/20/2011
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I don't care about the demonics behind this name. Really, Lilith refused to submit to Adam - she should be considered a feminist icon, really. :P
I love the name; there's something really mysterious about it. As a novelist, I'd probably give this name to a dangerous character; not villainous, but dangerous. And mysterious.
xsai  5/18/2011
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I will not even touch on the demonic-aspects this name seemingly possesses-- it has been well-covered in the previous comments. Having said that, I will say that, yes, while I respect the attempt of "Lilith," it falls short. The flow is very awkward and horribly off... Lilith... Lilith... no matter the amount of times I repeat it does not resurrect itself enough to stand desirable to the ear. It is visually beautiful, at most.
Even a mere modification to "Lilaith" or "Liliath" is vast improvement (keep in mind that I am not encouraging those variations. I made them up fresh on-spot-- thus unsuitable).
I admit that the name holds an interesting charm, but a very geriatric one.
Francesca  5/11/2011
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In spite of the negative demonic connotations, I find myself adoring the name Lilith. If I didn't know the name's origins I wouldn't expect it to be a demon name. It's soft and feminine, sophisticated yet unpretentious.
faelivrin  4/20/2011
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I like to believe LILITH is a goddess who gave birth to the moon. Goddess Lilith shares her gifts with pubescent youths and adults, visiting you, while you sleep and gives both sexes our nocturnal wet dreams. My daughter's middle name is Lilith, I love this name as it heralds strength, earthly sensuality and a renegade. I feel for as staunch it is, the name is equally fluid and full of motion.
― Anonymous User  4/13/2011
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Very interesting name. And the whole evilness makes it even cooler. Ha.
Dawson  9/6/2010
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It's pretty and mysterious, plus the name of the very first feminist. I like it much more than the over-used Lily and Lillian.
Black_X  7/6/2010
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Personally, I think Lilith is a beautiful name. And if you're having doubts because of the whole bible thing, if you think about it, Eve got kicked out of Eden too.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2010
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As a Muslim, I've never heard nor read of a Lilith as Adam's first. Eve was the only companion of Adam mentioned in the Quran.

Either way, it's a very lovely name.
Gneissa-Almira  5/29/2010
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The origin of this name reminds a lot of Satan in the Islamic lore.

After creating Adam, God ordered all of the inhabitants of Eden to kneel before him. Satan refused because he felt far more superior than Adam; he was created from fire while Adam was only created from soil. This lead to Satan being cast out from Eden and thrown into Hell, where he vowed and plotted to corrupt Adam and his off-springs until the Apocalypse came.
Gneissa-Almira  5/29/2010
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Lilith (as Adams wife) does not exist in Islam or the Quran.
Laila(f) or Leil(m) means Night in Arabic. [noted -ed]
Nhwar  5/21/2010
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I originally learned of the story of Lilith in a "Women in Judaism" class that I took in high school. It was supposedly stories that were taken out of the bible when it was first published (King James time) because the men didn't want stories where women were portrayed as strong. It was pretty much what most people have previously said. She was the first woman, made the same way as Adam and expelled from Eden when she wanted to 'be on top'.

I've also read "The Book of Nod", which is where, I think, the vampire mythology comes from. This is a vampire book in which she and Cain mate with each other and other various creatures and create vampires at the Red Sea.

Personally, I like the name Lilith. But I wouldn't call her Lili for short.
wbbuff  2/18/2010
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I adore this name, in fact it is on the top of my list. I am a little saddened by the meaning and origin but I am not a religious person so it doesn't matter much to me. I just love the fact it means "of the night". I think it is beautiful and mysterious.
kthrnmabry  12/22/2009
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1. Being made in the same manner as someone else does not make you equal to them. Being made differently does not make you inferior. Otherwise Cain, Abel, Seth, and all their siblings would have been inferior to their mother, and each generation would be inferior to the one before it, thus eliminating the need for parents, teachers, and all manner of mentors. We don't want that, do we?
2. Eve was taken out of Adam's side, not his butt or heel. This is symbolic not only of the "one flesh" concept denoting the sanctity of marriage, but also of the fact that woman is to stand at man's side as his equal and his support.
3. To say that the Bible mentions two females being created in Genesis is so Greco-Roman. Jews wrote in the same manner that we might put together a jigsaw puzzle; the framework, followed by the details. Daniel and Revelation are also written this way. In fact, the only single-author books written completely chronologically in the Bible were written by a Gentile. Ancient Jews rarely wrote chronologically, and Moses was no exception.
4. On that note, most editions of the Old Testament are translated directly from the original Hebrew, not the Septuagint. William Tyndale started this trend.
5. Lilith comes from the same root word as 'night,' which is why the name is translated 'night demon' in some versions of the Bible. The words for night are 'layil,' 'lel,' and 'layelah.'
6. The word 'female' in Genesis is 'neqebah,' which comes from a word meaning 'to pierce.' When God removed the rib from Adam's side to create Eve, He had to pierce his flesh. In the same way, the 'second' Adam, Jesus, was pierced in the side for the sake of His bride the church.
7. The word 'male' in Hebrew is 'zakar,' from a word meaning 'remember.' This makes sense, as 99% of God's commands in the Bible are given to men to remember and teach their families.

To sum it all up, Lilith is not mentioned necessarily by name in the Bible, and she's certainly not described as being created alongside Adam in Genesis. Lilith is just a legend, or worse, a demon. Personally, I agree with CS Lewis, who theorized in his book "Magician's Nephew" that Lilith was a giantess, which, in that context, would make her one of the Nephilim. The Nephilim were a class of fallen angels that seduced men, and may have even been able to reproduce. Who knows, Jezebel might also have been related to her. Can you imagine Jadis and Jezebel as cousins?
Atarah Derek  12/8/2009
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Lilith's story is a great one. She wanted equality, got kicked out by the system, and became the mother of a curse that still to this day plagues modern man: vampires. Good for her.
Lily_le_Fae  11/18/2009
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This name sounds so amazing, it's a real shame about the meaning though. Personally, I wouldn't use this name simply because of its meaning and association, but it's still on my name list, because I think it sounds so cool, and beats Lily any day.
walesgal92  10/18/2009
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One of my favorite names! I'll name my daughter Lilith! It's a name for a gorgeous girl, beautiful and independent, smart and even sexy! Great name!
Ravynne  8/18/2009
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Lilith was Adam's first wife chiefly according to The Alphabet of Ben Sira. Before this, or the Talmud, or the Bible, she was an infertile, beautiful demon of storm and disease who seduced men, or came to them when they were asleep. Later she was said to have refused to lie underneath Adam, because God had made them both of clay (equal) some sources also say she also laughed at his sexual crudeness - and left of her own accord. Abrahamic people were surrounded by matriarchy-leaning cultures at this time, the figure of Lilith looks like an assertion of what they did not want in a woman. I think the name itself is beautiful.
Waimarama  7/18/2009
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Lilith is a lovely sounding name. Anyone who believes that there was an 'evil' person created by 'God' with this name is likely to also believe things equally preposterous.
vomiting  6/26/2009
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This somehow sees like a feminist name to name- not that that's a bad thing at all, though.
Kerules  6/26/2009
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As a Christian, I personally believe that Lilith was made up, that she was a story placed in Genesis to make women believe that they had to submit. I really love this name because Lilith was the first feminist, first rebel, the first truly strong woman (unless you believe that she wasn't a woman) and it's a beautiful name itself. I think it would make a good middle name, the kind that a child can go by if they so choose.
magicalhannah7  3/7/2009
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I think this name is beautiful, and the 'bad' associations really don't bother me.

The story about her being the first woman, and not submitting to Adam? Never heard that before, but that makes me want to name a daughter after her more than ever!
nothingtolose18  2/1/2009
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I quite like the bit about "not submitting to men", so I can see myself with a Lilith soon.
reina  12/2/2008
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There is a Gothic Rock band from Poland called Lilith.
harry_sent_me  10/1/2008
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Lilith denotes "night demon" - the Hebrew word for "night" is laila (lie-lah), akin to the beautiful name Leila and its spelling variants.
Jonquil  8/22/2008
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I've heard of an album called Soliloquy for Lilith (although I've never listened to it). It's by a band called Nurse With Wound, and apparently Lilith was the name of the lead singer's daughter, hence the album's name.
Pippin  8/4/2008
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In the TV show Supernatural, Lilith is the name given to an extra strong demon from hell who wants to kill Sam + Dean. Man I love that show!
Sneasel  6/30/2008
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A pretty cool name, just because it sounds evil and pretty at the same time. Offers good nicknames as well.
amishigloo  6/25/2008
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Lilith was Adam's first wife who didn't want to succumb to him. I think that this was the people who wrote the Bible's way of saying that men are in charge. I also read in a book that Lilith was the mother of Lucifer. Whether that is true or not, I can't say. Also, just to clear things up, if you carefully read the beginning of Genesis, Eve was not around when God told Adam not to eat from the tree of knowledge. So it is just another example of men trying to make women look bad.
dogstar21  5/12/2008
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This is one of my favourite names. She was the first rebel, the first feminist and the first person ever to fight for her rights. A noble character, a special character and one who I wish to name my children after. Shame on the people who think that she was bad. She was fearless but got a bad reputation that she did not deserve. Religious folk sometimes believe in gender inequality.
GarbageGuy  5/11/2008
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There is a fabulous fantasy book called "Lilith" by George MacDonald, the 19th century Scottish author (my favorite author), who also wrote "The Princess and the Goblin" and "Phantastes" (the first adult fantasy book ever written). "Lilith" is a Christian Fantasy novel (I'm not Christian, but I still love it), and the villainess is Lilith, a demoness, and Adam's first wife. In the book Lilith was a vampire. She wasn't called that, she was called a demon, but she drank human blood, was immortal, all that jazz. She was one crazy, evil creature. In the book, she and Adam have a daughter named Lona, who is the true love of the main character, Mr. Vane. Lilith kills Lona at the end of the book, but then she repents of all of her sins and is forgiven by God. Lona and Mr. Vane are reunited in Heaven (at least, they will be when Mr. Vane dies). It's an incredibly beautiful book, and Lilith is a really beautiful name, even with the negative connotation. I love the name Lilith!
harry_sent_me  4/29/2008
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In the fantasy series Incarnations of Immortality by Piers Anthony, Lilith, who was a demoness and Adam's first wife, became the consort of the Devil after she was expelled from Eden. However, she actually falls in love with Mym, who becomes Mars, the Incarnation of War. He eventually saves her from Satan. She goes by different names, sometimes Lilith, sometimes Lilah, sometimes Lila. She was the one who seduced the current Incarnation of Evil, Satan, whose real name is Parry (the Incarnation of Evil before Satan was Lucifer-all the offices of the Incarnations change after a while). Parry/Satan/Natasha (those were all his names at one time or another) is actually a pretty good guy, just misunderstood. How cliche, I know! Anyway, great series of books.
harry_sent_me  4/29/2008
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An absolutely gorgeous name! Being non-Christan (Agnostic Spiritualist, to be precise), I can use this without being stupidly petrified that some great non-existant hand will drop out of the sky and shout "Thou hast sinned!" or whatever your God dude is meant to say. In the words of Bruce Almighty, smite me, oh mighty smiter!
DontDissMadison  1/10/2008
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Lilith is also the name of a character in the Capcom fighting game series 'Dark Stalkers'.
ICEyun  1/6/2008
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When I hear this name, I think of a seductive temptress. I think if I ever have a daughter, I will name her Lilith.
ICEyun  12/26/2007
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Eve was the first "Woman" to be created, not Lilith. You see, Lilith was made of earth just as Adam was (and was, technically his equal). After Lilith was expelled for refusing to submit, Eve was eventually made out of Adam's rib (thus making her a piece of him and, technically, belonging to him); in the Bible it is explained that Eve's kind was given a name that means "of man". Therefore, arguably, Lilith wasn't a woman at all.
― Anonymous User  12/4/2007
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In the King James Version of the bible, her name is replaced by the term screech-owl.
"The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest."

Rough morpho-syntactic translation of the original Hebrew:
"the yelpers will meet the howlers; the hairy-ones will cry to their fellow. Liyliyth will repose, and there she will acquire a resting-place."

Liyliyth's name is variously replaced with the terms:
night-owl (Young, 1898)
night monster (ASV, 1901 AND NASB, 1995)
vampires (Moffatt Translation, 1922)
night hag (RSV, 1947)
Lilith (Jerusalem Bible, 1966)
Lilith (New American Bible, 1970)
night creature (NIV, 1978; AND NKJV, 1982; AND NLT, 1996)
nightjar (New World Translation, 1984).
― Anonymous User  12/4/2007
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This is such a beautiful name. It's such a shame about the history/myth of it though. It is a waste of a beautiful name.
mum2bubba  11/27/2007
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From what I read, I do think there is a conspiracy to this whole "who was the first wife of Adam." To make things clear, the bible IS NOT folklore, it's history. Now when I was a child I read the first pages of the Bible and from what I remember it read "God created them, both man and woman" then a few sentences down it states "God put Adam into a deep sleep and took a rib from Adam and made a companion for him, Adam called her woman, for she was taken out of man." Now to me that was confusing it sounded like God created TWO women. Remember the Bible was not a book to begin with, books in ancient times were called scolls and there were many books (scrolls) that were left out and selected the most appropiate books to form the Bible. Then the Bible was translated from Hebrew to Arabic to Greek to English. So much translation that words get the wrong meaning or misinterpreted. I believe that somewhere during this translation someone left out an important piece from the manuscript either by accident or on purpose, there were some scholars that thought some of the writings from other scholars and prophets as blasphemous. There is a "possibility" that Lilith did exist. She saw herself as an equal because she was made from the earth just like Adam so she thought why was she considered lower than he. She also represented the first divorce when she left Adam, and like all men cried and wanted her back, but she refused and to make Adam happy god created Eve.
Dravinus  10/17/2007
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I read that Lilith means "dark, night" and in history, she would either take kids away or kill them. I can't really remember what it said, but I know it had to do with children.
xA7Xgrl13x  9/16/2007
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The word "woman" literally means "taken out of man." If Lilith was created in the same manner as Adam, she would not be a woman. In fact, she would be a man, because the word "man" literally means "red earth." (See a Hebrew-English dictionary on the name Adam.)
In CS Lewis' "the Lion the witch and the wardrobe," Lilith is the ancestor of Jadis. But I'm not sure if Lewis actually believed Lilith existed. Lilith could simply be one of the Assyrian gods Israel had been forbidden to worship, but did anyway. I personally think her inclusion in Jewish myth was the result of the disobedience that got them exiled in the first place.
Atarah Derek  9/10/2007
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In Shakespeare's Macbeth, I always imagined Lady Macbeth as a Lilith. I don't know why. But I looked it up and the meaning sure fits. (They never say her first name in the script.)
sharonrenee  9/1/2007
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Personally, I think it's cool that Lilith refused to succumb to Adam if she didn't want to. She was assertive. If a man refused to succumb, nobody would think twice. She's blood-thirsty and her children are evil spirits? Whom do you think made up the myths--women or men? Can Lilith just be a name today, or do we have to "succumb" to the meanings of mythology and not enjoy a beautiful name?
madcityquilter1  8/27/2007
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I always thought they would say this is a combination of Lily and Elizabeth.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2007
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Not all people recognize or believe this legend of Lilith being Adam's first wife. Adam's first wife was Eve. Period. Lilith is only a legend and superstitious myth. As for the name, it is sad though that it has to be associated with evil and scary things, because it's a nice and beautiful name (like Lillian and Elizabeth).
― Anonymous User  6/22/2007
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I personally really like the sound of this name. It's simple, but very elegant. Soft, but strong. And the story behind it only serves to make the name more interesting. You could, perhaps, say that Lilith was the original feminist, as well as the first rebel. If that isn't a distinguished title to bear, then what is?
DystopianDesign  6/3/2007
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She would not submit to him because she was made separately from Adam. She challenged his authority as head of the household and when Adam refused to compromise, she left and Eve was made from Adam's rib so there would never be any question of man's superiority.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2007
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Lilith is one of my favourite 'Lily' names. :)
veggiedoll  4/28/2007
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What a pretty name with a pretty sound! Too bad its meaning is slightly horrible. Just slightly!
Jasmine  3/2/2007
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Submission of a woman to her husband was part of the punishment for having eaten the fruit from the forbidden tree. Submission was not part of the deal from the beginning, but decreed as a result of Eve's letting the serpent talk her into doing something she knew was wrong.

So I doubt there is anything remotely like truth to the legend of Lillith. If, in fact, that is the legend.

When I hear the name I think of Lillith Crane from "Frasier."
Annabeau  2/14/2007
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Lilith's children were supposed to be Incubus and Succubus, not vampires.
― Anonymous User  1/27/2007
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I LOVE this name. Shame on the bad meaning though.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2007
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Personally, I think that Lilith is a beautiful name. Though I do agree with that Anonymous User that said they smelt a conspiracy about Lilith being Adam's first wife when it is said that Eve, his second wife, was the first women to ever be created. Also, it is sad that the name has a evil meaning while Adam and Lilith's offspring were evil spirits.
love_names  1/10/2007
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From what I understand (and keep in mind that I'm not Catholic or Jewish, for all that I went to Catholic school for six years), Lilith was the first wife of Adam in the Talmud. She was banished from Eden. Eve was Adam's third wife. (I think he saw the second one being made and was disgusted.)

She's also a character in various Marvel comics.
Larissa_Evans  11/20/2006
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I absolutely LOVE this name, despite that it has a bad meaning.
― Anonymous User  9/17/2006
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Lilith first appears in 'Gilgamesh and the Huluppu Tree' (written from pre-existing oral tradition around 2400 BCE, this part of the epic broke off and is not physically in the original but is often included to help what is left of the text for this section to make sense), and the story of her as Adam's first wife seems to first appear in 'The Alphabet of Ben Sira', if anyone is looking to read the origins of her story.
jc  9/8/2006
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I love this name. I find it very beautiful and sophisticated. I also love the fact that it means "of the night" in Assyrian because I like the names that have meanings associated with night. On the other hand, the myth saying that the offspring of Adam and Lilith were the evil spirits of the world doesn't bother me at all. :-))
audreyhubley  8/28/2006
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Christianity does not recognise the myth of Lilith. Only Judaism and Islam do.
ADT  8/17/2006
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The claim that Lilith was the first wife of Adam and the original vampire is so ridiculous I cannot help but laugh! Can't you distinguish fact from folklore?
― Anonymous User  8/12/2006
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The entire Bible is folklore, not fact. Most people seem incapable of distinguishing.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2007
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I will say that, like Jezebel, this name does have a pretty ring to it. It's tragic that this pretty name has become associated with evil. I would say that she was not truly evil, only written of in such a negative way in order to put women in their place; Lilith was expelled from the Garden merely because she expressed her own opinion, which was that she did not want to submit to Adam.
gaelruadh19  7/20/2006
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I think it's kind of a cool name. It's misfortunate that it's evil.
Tudor  6/20/2006
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In the Book 'The Devil's Arithmetic' by Jane Yolen, Rivka, a character in the book, described/christined the gas chamber of the camp as 'Lilith's Cave'.
echo_of_the_past  6/2/2006
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Hmm. Right. How CAN Eve be the first woman if Lillith was Adam's wife before her...? I smell conspiracy. This is a beautiful name. Why on earth would someone "give up a place in paradise" for having a certain name?
― Anonymous User  4/21/2006
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I personally think that Lilith is a beautiful name and I don't think that anyone will die because of their name. Unless you are superstitious.
mirob3  4/21/2006
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From what I know, and I looked a bit for information about Lilith (first wife of Adam) is that all she wanted was to be Adam's equal partner. Because she didn't want to submit to him, Adam, like all stupid, vain men, understood that she wanted to be on top.
afmona  4/15/2006
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In some mythologies it is believed that Lilith was the mother of all vampires after she was thrown out of Eden.
― Anonymous User  3/15/2006
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How come Eve is the first woman if Lilith was Adam's first wife? Hmm...=/
AnonaBee  3/2/2006
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It seems kind of sad that a beautiful name became associated with a demonic spirit. I think the name sounds nice, and prefer to look at how the famous bearer was willing to sacrifice a place in paradise rather then submit. It makes the name seem strong.
Kyran  12/29/2005
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Lilith Stern-Crane is a popular character on the shows Frasier and Cheers, a monotoned-voiced ex-wife of Frasier Crane. The demonic aspects of this name suit her.
Leonardo2505  12/14/2005
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I am not quite sure that Lillith's history is also an element in Islamic tradition. Anything in Islamic tradition which is not explicitly in the book, but is in older books, tends to be stamped with a big maybe. I understand the name is not particularly popular among Hebrews and I have only ever encountered it amongst individuals with a feminist or magic penchant. Alistair Crowley's daughter had Lillith in her full name (it was one of perhaps 20 that the little girl had; she died young.)
On another note, the Semitic root in Lillith means "night", which is also the root of the name Leila, which is found among both Jewish and Islamic peoples. It is my name. It is accepted. So I wonder why an equally beautiful name such as Lillith, which bears in essence the same meaning, is shunned.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2005
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Just like the name Jezebel, this name has a nice ring to it.
echo_of_the_past  9/22/2005
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Lilith is also a popular name for people that like to write about vampires. She is perceived as a vampire quite often because of her blood-thirsty ways. There is a book called "Tales From The Dark Tower" in which Lilith is described as a sort of Dark Queen of vampires.
Dark Whysper  8/21/2005
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People used to believe that Lilith, the evil demoness, would come and try to rob children from their beds at night. This is why the English word "lullaby" is derived from Hebrew words meaning "Lilith go away".
― Anonymous User  7/15/2005
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No, "lullaby" has NOTHING to do with "Lilith". You can look up "lullaby" in any dictionary and see it comes from Old English not Hebrew and the "lulla" part is from "lull", for lulling a baby to sleep.
greta-elisif  4/16/2006
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Greta-elisif said before (rather rudely) that the name Lilith had nothing to do with "Lullaby". How do you know that it's from the Greek origin, hmmm? The Israeli phrase "Lilith Go Away" is Lilith Abi. Lilith Abi= Lullaby?
So Be It  8/15/2007
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Something I find interesting is that there is a doll named Lilith in the Living Dead Doll series (those are so twisted, yet so great).
Belle Enfant  5/17/2005

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