Given Name PILAR

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Spanish
PRONOUNCED: pee-LAR   [details]

Meaning & History

Means "pillar" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María del Pilar, meaning "Mary of the Pillar". According to legend, when Saint James the Greater was in Saragossa in Spain, the Virgin Mary appeared on a pillar.

Categories

Marian titles, Spanish royal family
DIMINUTIVE: Pili
USER SUBMISSION: Pilár
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