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Hilary Meaning


What does Hilary mean?

The name Hilary is of English origin.

The meaning of Hilary is "cheerful, happy".

Hilary is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Hi-la-ry.

The Given Name Hilary

Hilary is a form of Alaire. See Alaire for further details.

Hilary is an elegant and appealing name.

A luminous name, Hilary possesses great character.

Wrap it up and take it home, Hilary may just be the name you're looking for.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Hilary Duff, and Hilary of Aquileia.

Hilary Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 9,335 in baby name popularity for girls with 11 occurrences. It ranked 12,796 in baby name popularity for boys with 5 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 7,197 in baby name popularity for girls with 16 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

Want to see how Hilary sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Hilary Name Popularity Page.

Hilary Related Names

Hilary is a form of Alaire.

Variants of the name Hilary include Hillary.

The name Hiolair is a form of Hilary.

Famous Hilarys

  • Hilary ~ Saint
  • Hilary Duff ~ Actress, Pop Musician
  • Hilary of Aquileia ~ Saint
  • Hilary of Arles ~ Saint
  • Hilary of Galeata ~ Saint
  • Hilary of Poitiers ~ Saint
  • Hilary Swank ~ Actress

Hilary Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Hilary.

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Hilary Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Hilary in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Hilary.

Just for fun, see the name Hilary in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Hilary in Nautical Flags page.