Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˌæz.mə.ˈdiː.əs/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Greek Ἀσμοδαῖος (Asmodaios) and Hebrew אשְׁמְדּאי ('Ashmed'ai), probably from Avestan 𐬀𐬉𐬱𐬆𐬨𐬀 (aēshəma) meaning "wrath" and 𐬛𐬀𐬉𐬎𐬎𐬀 (daēuua) meaning "demon". In the apocryphal Book of Tobit this is the name of a demon who successively kills seven of Sarah's husbands on their wedding nights. He also appears in the Talmud.

Related Names

VariantAshmedai(Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend)
Other Languages & CulturesAsmodaios(Biblical Greek)


Entry added December 7, 2022