Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. hee-LA-ree-oos  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Roman name derived from Latin hilaris meaning "cheerful". Alternatively, it could be derived from the Greek name Ἱλαρός (Hilaros) also meaning "cheerful" (the Greek word ἱλαρός was the source of the Latin word hilaris). Saint Hilarius was a 4th-century theologian and bishop of Poitiers. This was also the name of a 5th-century pope.

Related Names

Feminine FormHilaria
Other Languages & CulturesHilarion(Ancient Greek) Ilarion(Bulgarian) Hilary(English) Hillar(Estonian) Ilari, Lari(Finnish) Hilaire(French) Ilario(Italian) Ilarion(Macedonian) Ilariy, Illarion(Russian) Ellar(Scottish) Ealar(Scottish Gaelic) Hilario(Spanish) Ilar(Welsh)

People think this name is

classic   upper class   strange   comedic  

Name Days

Austria: January 13
Austria: February 29
Denmark: January 13


Entry updated April 5, 2022