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Meaning and name origin

Pilar \p(i)-lar\ as a girl's 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 popular first name for females (#1210 out of 4276, Top 28%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#42502 out of 88799, Top 48%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Pilar for girls. Pilar reached its highest rank of #942 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).

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

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