The name Lilith has several versions of origin. According to the first of them, the very first wife of Adam had this name (it is mentioned only in the early Christian works, but not in the Bible). In Hebrew, the name Lilith is interpreted as “night”, “night silence”. In this context, the name Lilith is identical in meaning to the name Layla (Leyla).
The “nightly” meaning of the name Lilith is also emphasized by the fact that the word “lilith” is used in Hebrew to denote one of the species of owls, therefore Lilith is always depicted with an owl.
According to the second version, the name Lilith may have been borrowed from Sumerian religion mythology, where “lil” (in Sumerian) meant “air”, “wind”. And when mixed with Akkadian “lilu” (“night”), the interpretation of the name Lilith as “night ghost”, “spirit”, “ghost” was obtained. The following names will be similar in meaning: Leila (Layla), Kara, Kiara (Ciara), Melanie.
According to the third version, the name Lilith appeared as one of the forms of the names Lilian and Lilia. In this case, the name Lilith means “lily”. The names with the similar in meaning are Lily, Liana and Susanna.
The name Lilith is widely used among Armenians - a girl with this name is credited with the features of a beautiful woman and a good housewife.
The owner of the name Lilith is often a shy and restrained person, she lacks of a self-confidence. Often an introvert, this girl is very sensitive to criticism, which leads into strong emotions and suspicion. In order to avoid this, she tries to minimize any contacts.
The girl has great imagination and good intuition, but Lilith is often inclined to retreat, think for a long time before acting, so she will move slowly but surely through life. She does not like attention to her person, she feels awkward when she has to be in sight. Nevertheless, the girl knows how to maintain control of her emotions and feelings, although this is not always easy.
Work can transform a girl. In a working environment, Lilith can be stubborn, persistent, will strive to succeed and pay attention to details. Perhaps it is a matter of motivation, but in ordinary life Lilith prefers to take a passive position.
As a child, little Lilith is extremely vulnerable and very closed. Her whims are a manifestation of the anxiety associated with her character traits. She needs a calm life, away from the hustle and bustle. At school, Lilith often dreams, and only the goodwill of teachers – not the severity – will help the girl to learn better.
Lilith very anxiously searches for friends, carefully selects them, because she equates relations and communication with them to the love she needs, like oxygen. Only those friends which she really loves can be real catalysts for her, motivate and encourage her. Being an introvert, the owner of this name does not appreciate loneliness, she likes to be with friends more. Restrained and secretive, she knows how to listen carefully, and she likes when people follow the advices she gave.
In a personal relationship, Lilith often listens to her spouse. They are real companions who know how to find compromises, and even personal desires will not distract them from a common goal.
Often Lilith goes into the profession after she has already given a lot of time to her family, spouse and children. She is suitable for professions related to listening, caring for others, counseling, a profession where she can develop quietly (government officials, secretaries). The professions related to sports, children’s education, nature and animals will also be interesting for her.
Famous people named Lilith
- Lilith – a figure in Jewish mythology, developed earliest in the Babylonian Talmud. In Kabbalistic theory she is the first wife of Adam.
- Lilith Saintcrow (born in 1976) – an American writer in the genre of fantasy and romantic mysticism.
- Lilith Lindlay – an Estonian blogger, photographer and videographer.
- Lilit Galoyan (born in 1983) – an Armenian chess player. She represented Armenia at many international chess competitions, including five chess Olympiads.
- Lilit Mkrtchian (born in 1982) – an Armenian chess player, member of the Armenian women’s Olympic team.
- Lily (born in 1987, the real name is Lilit Hovhannisyan) – an Armenian pop singer, also a fashion designer.
- Lilita Ozolina (born in 1947) – a Soviet and Latvian actress, was engaged in social activities.
- Lilit Galustyan (born in 1962) – a Soviet political scientist, public figure and publicist, also translator.
- Lilita Bērziņa (1903 - 1983, the real name is Lilia Priede-Berzina) – a Soviet Latvian actress, winner of the Stalin Prize of the II degree (1947) and many other awards. She is a Hero of Socialist Labor.
- Lilit Mazikina – a Russian journalist, actively popularizes gypsy culture.
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