Lilith (1892) by John Collier in Southport Atk...
Lilith (1892) by John Collier; Image via Wikipedia

She’s the original first wife scorned, a woman often considered evil – or maybe just too bold for her times.

Thanks to Tara and Heather for suggesting Lilith as our Baby Name of the Day.

Parents are in love with Lily, ranked #18 in the US in 2009.

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  1. Ok, but Lilith and Delilah, nn Lili + Lila? Biblical bad girl names with La-la nicknames, so nicely matched!

  2. My daughter, now 4, is Lilith Ann. The middle is for both her grandmothers. She is in a preschool class with one Lily, and two Lila, and a Liam for good measure. We have refused to shorten her name anyway unless she chooses it herself down the road. My little angelic demon … I love her name and everyone else does too.

  3. Meh. I find many mainstream Biblical names have far more wicked connotations for me that Lilith’s mythology. I like Lilith and the name is extremely pleasant to say.

    Since they’ve been mentioned, I have similar thinking RE Delilah and Jezebel. There are violent Biblical thugs (lauded as heroes) which make these two !!OMG wicked, foreign, dirty harlots!! seem tame. Mudslinging towards women in general seems to be a fairly common theme in the Bible (although its not alone in that).

    Nevertheless, Jezebel would be one heck of a hard name to live with given it’s OTT maligned namesake and now being synonymous with “harlot”.

    1. [Trust me to hit post before finished.] I wouldn’t use it and I’d ask anyone to think very, very carefully before they did.