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Boy Name: Hilary

Name: Hilary
Pronunciation: \hi-la-ry\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Hilary's also a girl name)
Meaning: cheerful, happy
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Alaire, Ellery
Sounds Like: Hiller, Helier, Heller, Hillyer, Hillier
Variant forms: Helario, Hilaire, Hilar, Hilarid, Hilarie, Hilario, Hilarion, Hilarius, Hillary, Hillery, Hilliary, Hilorio, Ilario, Illario

Description

Hilary \hi-la-ry\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Hilary), is pronounced ee-LAH-ree. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Hilary is "cheerful, happy". From the same root as "hilarious". The name of more than 30 saints. Nowadays, more common as a girl's name.

Hilary has 14 variant forms: Helario, Hilaire, Hilar, Hilarid, Hilarie, Hilario, Hilarion, Hilarius, Hillary, Hillery, Hilliary, Hilorio, Ilario and Illario.

For more information, see also related names Alaire and Ellery.

Baby names that sound like Hilary are Hiller, Helier, Heller, Hillyer and Hillier.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Hilary.

Popularity

Hilary is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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