GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
PRONOUNCED: HIL-ə-ree [key]
Meaning & History
Medieval English form of HILARIUS
. During the Middle Ages it was primarily a masculine name. It was revived in Britain at the beginning of the 20th century as a predominantly feminine name. In America, this name and the variant Hillary
seemed to drop in popularity after Hillary Clinton (1947-) became the first lady.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Hilaria, Hilarius (Ancient Roman), Hillar (Estonian), Ilari, Lari (Finnish), Hilaire (French), Ilaria, Ilario (Italian), Ilari (Russian), Ealair, Ellar (Scottish), Hilaria (Spanish), Ilar (Welsh)
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