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What does Pilar mean?

Pilar Pronunciation of 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.


Creative forms:
(female) Philar, Pilara, ..

(male) Pilard, Pipar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pilar Journie (P.J.), ..

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)

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pilar name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Phila, Pia, Pier, Pima, Piper and Pola. These names tend to be less frequently used than Pilar.