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Hillary Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Hillary is of Greek and English origin.

The meaning of Hillary is "cheerful, happy".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1324  in baby name popularity for girls with 176 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Hillary Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Hillary has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Hillary to other names.


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Related Names

Hillary is a variant spelling of Hilary.

Variants of the name Hillary include Ellery.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Hillary Clinton, Hillary Noble.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

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

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Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.