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).
Hilly has 1 variant: Hillie.Creative 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.