Hilary
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Given Name HILARY
GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: HIL-ə-ree   [details]
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.
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history, male to female
Related Names
VARIANT: Hillary
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hilarion (Ancient Greek), Hilaria, Hilarius (Ancient Roman), Ilarion (Bulgarian), Hillar (Estonian), Ilari, Lari (Finnish), Hilaire (French), Ilaria, Ilario (Italian), Ilarion (Macedonian), Ilari, Illarion (Russian), Ealair, Ellar (Scottish), Ilar (Welsh)
USER SUBMISSION: Hilary
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