What does Hillary mean?
Hillary [hillary] as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' name Hillary) is a Latin name, and the meaning of the name Hillary is "cheerful, happy". Hillary is an American form of Hilary (Latin).
Associated with: cheerful (joy).
(female) Helary, Hillari, ..
(male) Hillare, Hilmar, .. Middle name pairings:
Hillary Lux (H.L.), ..
How popular is Hillary?
Hillary is a very prominent first name for females (#788 out of 4276, Top 18%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#22143 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Hillary was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #132 in the U.S. in 1992, and is at #1586 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Hilaria and Hilary are the prominent variation forms of Hillary (#1586 from current records) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Hilly, are seldom used. These relations of Hillary were favored in 1992 (average #788) and are now significantly less conventional, with versions like Hillary becoming less stylish.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Allfry (see Alfreda), Clary, Halley, Hally, Hella, Hilal, Hilda▼, Hildy, Hille, Hilma▼, Hollace, Holladay, Holley, Holly▼, Mallary, Mallery, Mallory, Vallery and Vallory. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hillary.See names in meaning and etymology.