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Smart Baby Names: Dictionary of Baby Names, Meanings and Origins.

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Girl Name: Hillary

Name: Hillary
Pronunciation: \hi-lla-ry\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Hillary's also a boy name)
Meaning: cheerful, happy
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Hilliary, Hillery
Similar Names: Hilly, Mallary
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 788
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 23755


Hillary \hi-lla-ry\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Hillary), is a variant of Hilary (Latin), and the meaning of Hillary is "cheerful, happy".

The baby name Hillary sounds like Hilliary and Hillery. Other similar baby names are Hilly and Mallary.


Hillary is a very popular first name for women (#788 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#23755 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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