[ 2 syll. li-lit(h), lil-i-th ] The baby boy name Lilith is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is LIHL-ih-TH in English †. Lilith is used chiefly in the German language and it is derived from Assyrian origins. It is derived from the elements 'lilitu' meaning of the night ; 'litith'. The name was borne in Assyrian mythology by a female demon associated with wind, disease, and death. In apocryphal texts, Jewish and Islamic lore, Lilith was the first wife of Adam. She was replaced by Eve and banished from Eden because she was not submissive to him; their offspring were demons and spirits.
Lilith is unusual as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. Lilith has in the past century been predominantly given to girls.
† Pronunciation for Lilith: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)"