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.
DIMINUTIVE: Pili
USER SUBMISSION: Pilár

Categories

Ernest Hemingway characters, Marian titles, Spanish royal family
Entry updated July 2, 2017