Lim occurs as a theophoric element in numerous personal names, primarily from northern Syria in the second millennium bce. Attestations of Lim as a divine name in the Bible, though suggested, are highly dubious.
Among the bearers of Lim-names are Ti-ša/šè-Li-im, who is identified in an Eblaite text as “the queen of Emar” (MEE 2, 351), I-bi-iṭ-Li-im, an Eblaite king (MAIS [1967–1968], ll. 2.9.26), ni-ši-Li-im, an Ensi from Tuttul in the Ur III-period (AfO. 19 [1959–60] 120:1…