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What does Hilaire mean?

Hilaire Pronunciation of Hilaire [hi-laire] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Hilaire) is of Latin derivation, and the name Hilaire means "cheerful, happy". Hilaire is a French form of Hilary (Latin): English variant of Latin Hilarius.

Associated with: cheerful (happy).


Hilaire has 1 variant: Hilar.

10 more relations via Hilary: Hilaria, Hilarid, Hilarie, Hilario, Hilarion, Hilarius, Hillary, Hillery, Hilliary and Hillie.

Creative forms:
(male) Halaire, Hillaire, ..

(female) Hilair, Hilairea, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hilaire Case (H.C.), ..

How popular is Hilaire?

Hilaire is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#20995 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Hilario, Hilary, Hillary and Hillery are the popular alternative forms of Hilaire (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Hilaire was well-received among parents during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.01%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hilario, Hilary, Hillary, Hillery in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hilaire and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Hilaire is pronounced similarly to Hiller and Hillier. Other suggested similar names are Adaire, Alaire, Blaire, Blayre, Claire, Clare, Clayre, Fiacre, Filmore, Gilmore, Guaire, Hairo, Hallie, Hilal, Hillard, Hilliard, Hillierd (see Hilliard), Macaire, Nazaire, Sinclaire and Wilmore. Like Hilaire, these names are not frequently used.

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