Gender / Sex: boy (Hilaire's also a girl name)
Meaning: cheerful, happy
Sounds Like: Hilarie, Hilar
Similar Names: Alaire, Blaire, Claire
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 19147
Hilaire \hi-lai-re\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Hilaire), is a variant of Hilary (Latin), and the meaning of Hilaire is "cheerful, happy".
The baby name Hilaire sounds like Hilarie and Hilar. Other similar baby names are Alaire, Blaire and Claire.
Hilaire is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#19147 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)