GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: HIL-ə-ree   [key]
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.
Related Names
VARIANT: Hillary
OTHER LANGUAGES: Hilaria, Hilarius (Ancient Roman), Hillar (Estonian), Ilari, Lari (Finnish), Hilaire (French), Ilaria, Ilario (Italian), Ilari (Russian), Hilaria (Spanish), Ilar (Welsh)
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