Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage Spanish (Rare)
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Contributor Contrib.Jonquil on 6/29/2008
Origin uncertain, though it could be derived from the Roman name Hilarius or the Greek Hilarion, as suggested by Hanks and Hodges in 'A Dictionary of First Names' (they also go on to note a possible connection with Allyre, the name of a Gallo-Roman saint). Use of Alirio as a feminine name is probably inspired by Spanish lirio meaning "iris flower" or "lily" (Portuguese lírio).