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What does Hilar mean?

Hilar Pronunciation of Hilar [hi-lar] as a name for boys is of Latin derivation, and the name Hilar means "cheerful, happy". Hilar is a version of Hilary (Latin): English version of Latin Hilarius.

Associated with: cheerful (happy).


Hilar has 1 variant: Hilaire.

16 more relations via Hilary: Helario, Hilaria, Hilarid, Hilarie, Hilario, Hilarion, Hilarius, Hill, Hillary, Hillery, Hilliary, Hillie, Hilly, Hilorio, Ilar and Ilari.

Creative forms:
(male) Halar, Hellar, ..

(female) Hilis, Himar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hilar Colby (H.C.), ..

How popular is Hilar?

Hilar is an unusual given name for men. Hilar is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Hillery, Hillary, Hill, Hilary and Hilario are the prominent alternative forms of Hilar (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Hilar was widespread a century ago (median #1598). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Hilar is pronounced similarly to Helier, Heller, Hiller, Hillier and Hillyer. Other suggested similar names are Adlar, Einar, Ellar, Hadar, Haidar, Halvar, Hamar, Hilal, Hildy, Hillard, Hiram, Homar, Jimar, Kylar, Millar, Nizar, Tilar, Tylar, Vidar and Wilmar. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hilar.

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