What does Pilar mean?
Pilar [pi-lar] as a girls' name is pronounced pee-LAR. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Pilar is "pillar". In Catholic tradition, a reference to a marble pillar connected with an appearance of the Virgin Mary. Used mostly by Spanish-speaking parents.
Associated with: virgin.
(female) Pilarra, Pilarri, ..
(male) Pilard, Pilarre, ..
How popular is Pilar?
Pilar is a very prominent first name for women (#1210 out of 4276, Top 28%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#32161 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name history of Pilar for girls. Pilar was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #1332 in the U.S. in the year 1990, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Phila, Pia, Pier, Pima, Piper▲ and Pola. These names tend to be less frequently used than Pilar.