What does Hilly mean?
Hilly [hilly] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Hilly) is of Hebrew and Latin origin, and the name Hilly means "greatly praised; cheerful, happy". Hilly is an alternate spelling of Halleli (Hebrew): feminine of Hillel. Hilly is also a derivative of Hilary (Latin).
ASSOCIATED WITH cheerful (joy)
VARIANT HillieCREATIVE FORMS
(female) Hely, Hinly, ..
(male) Hilah, Hilley, .. MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
Hilly Mary (H.M.), ..
How popular is Hilly?
Hilly is a rare given name for women. Hilly is also a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Hillary (#1586 LAST YEAR) and Hilary are the popular related forms of Hilly (NOT RANKED). These relations of Hilly were at the height of their popularity in the year 1992 (AVERAGE #182) and have become much less widespread since (#1793, DOWN 97.2%), with versions such as Hilary becoming somewhat outmoded. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)
Hilly is pronounced similarly to Gila, Haeley, Haely, Hailea, Hailee, Hailey, Hailie▼, Haillie, Hala, Halah, Halea, Halia, Halie▼, Hallie, Hally, Hayley▼, Helia, Hella, Hellee, Hellia, Holley, Holli, Hollie▼, Holly▼ and Hollye. Other suggested similar names are Ally, Bailly, Billy, Cally, Cilly, Colly, Delly, Dolly▼, Eily, Elly, Emilly, Gilly, Hadly, Halle▼, Harly, Hedly, Helle, Hilal, Hilda▼, Hilde, Hildi, Hildy, Hille, Hilma▼, Hitty, Holle, Jilly, Jully, Kally, Kelly▼, Lally, Lilly▲, Lily▲, Lolly, Mally, Melly, Milly, Molly, Nelly, Philly, Polly▼, Reilly▼, Sally▼, Tally, Tilly, Tully, Vally, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hilly.See names in meaning and etymology.