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Meaning and Name Origin

Pilar \p(i)-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.


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 (#42502 out of 88799, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Pilar for girls. Pilar was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its top rank of #942 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Pilar name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Pilar outside U.S.