Meaning & History
Medieval English form of HILARIUS or HILARIA. 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 & CulturesHilarion(Ancient Greek) Hilaria, Hilarius(Ancient Roman) Ilarion(Bulgarian) Hillar(Estonian) Ilari, Lari(Finnish) Hilaire(French) Ilaria, Ilario, Ilary(Italian) Ilarion(Macedonian) Ilari, Illarion(Russian) Ealair, Ellar(Scottish) Hilario(Spanish) Ilar(Welsh)
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