What does Pilar mean?
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 (#32161 out of 150436, Top 21%). (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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)