Hilary name meaning

✍  Updated on: March 21st, 2023
Gender: Girl
Origin: Latin
Usage: English, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: hi-la-ry
Meaning: Merry, Happy, The Cheerful and Heitere
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What does Hilary mean?

Illustrous and Ceaseless Hilary's origin is Latin, meaning of Hilary is "Merry, Cheerful or Happy, The Cheerful or Heitere" given to both boys and girls is used in Swedish, Norwegian, English, Finnish and Danish.

Hilary is form of persistent and commonly accepted Hillary. Hillary is English equivalent of Hilaria. Also Hillary is equivalent of Hilary in English language. Hillary's meaning is Heitere and The Cheerful came from Latin.

Also Hilary is form of Hilaria in English language. Also Hilary is form of Hilarius in English language.

How do I pronounce Hilary?

Three syllabled Hilary is most commonly pronounced as hi-la-ry.

Variants of Hilary

Hilarius, Ellery, Hillary, Hilaria, Hill, Hilla, Hilarión, Hilarion

Names that rhyme with Hilary

How popular is the name Hilary?

Hilary was a popular name in United States. Over 26125 babies have been given the name in 195 years. When at the peak of its usage in 1990, the moniker grabbed the 232nd spot and 1216 baby girls were given the name.

However after 195 years, the name is on free fall on the charts. Additionally, the moniker has been in the top 500 baby names 20 times Hilary is a familiar baby name in Ireland, it had been in use since 1964 and was last seen in 2010, during its 45 years of usage, it was able to reach the top 200 names.

In 1965, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 106 on girl names chart when 79 babies were given the name Hilary. Over 1101 babies in Ireland have been named Hilary.

Hilary is a unique baby name in France, it has been in use since 1993 and was able to reach the top 800 names. In 1997, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 722 on girl names chart when 42 babies were named Hilary.

There are over 321 babies that have been given the name Hilary in France. Hilary is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales, although it has been in use since 1996 but could not make beyond the top 1000.

There are over 187 babies that have been given the name Hilary in England and Wales.

But Hilary is a popular baby name in England where every 1 in 2000 have the name as well as in, Tanzania, Nigeria, Canada and Kenya.

As per our estimate, over 140000 babies have been bestowed Hilary around the globe.

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Hilary in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Hilary?

Romantic relationships are definitely not your thing. You know how to earn money but not how to invest it before you spend it. Live a life to remember. Otherwise, you will definitely regret the opportunities you missed when you get older. Your best character traits are individuality and independence. You don't depend on anyone's understanding and support. You should stop hoping that everyone will understand and support you.

Go through the following names similar to Hilary

  •  Jelke predominantly is used in German and Frisian, meaning of Jelke is "Dedicated to Jupiter" and a boy name is originated from Latin
  •  Lenet - Girl name Lenet means "Silky" is of Latin origin. Lenet is derived from Lenis.
  •  Mariusz means From the God Mars or Male is used as a baby boy name is came from Latin is prevalently used in Finnish, Polish and Norwegian
  •  Lívia commonly is used in Portuguese and Hungarian is of Latin origin and a baby girl name, meaning of Lívia is "Lividus"
  •  Ame - Originated from Greenlandic and Latin, Unwonted Ame means "Loved", used principally in English and Greenlandic is given to both sexes
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Sibling Names for Hilary

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Famous people named Hilary

  • Hilary of Poitiers, Doctor of the Church
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  • Hilary Kornblith, American Professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
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  • Hilary Bok, Henry R. Luce Professor of Bioethics and Moral & Political Theory at the Johns Hopkins University
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  • Hilary of Chichester, medieval Bishop of Chichester in England
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  • Hilary R. W. Johnson, served as the 11th President of Liberia
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