Gender Feminine
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. pee-LAR
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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.

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Depiction of Saint James adoring the Virgin of the Pillar by Francisco Goya (1780)Depiction of Saint James adoring the Virgin of the Pillar by Francisco Goya (1780)

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Entry updated July 2, 2017