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What does Hill mean?

Hill Pronunciation of Hill [hill] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Hill) is of Old English origin. Place name referring to an ancestor who lived in or near a hill (hyll). It may also be a short form of Hilton.

Affiliated boy name: Hilary.

Associated with: old english, hill (mountain).


Creative forms:
(male) Hiell, Holl, ..

(female) Hile, Hiley, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hill Kanon (H.K.), ..

How popular is Hill?

Hill is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#41 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Hill reached its highest position of #1299 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Hill are Hilton and Hilary. Adoption of these relations of Hill was common among parents 105 years ago (average #1216), but now, the form Hilton has become somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hill, Hilary, Hilton in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Hill is pronounced similarly to Hal, Hale, Hall, Halle, Hayle, Howel, Howell and Hywel. Other recommended names are Axill, Bell, Bill, Byll, Chill, Coll, Dell, Gaill, Gall, Gill, Haily (see Haley), Hali, Hamill, Heli, Hi, Hilal, Hilar, Hildy, Hillel, Hiller, Hillie, Hilly, Hiro, Holt, Kell, Neill, Niall, Noll, Pall, Pell, Poll, Sill, Till, Ull, Vaill and Will. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hill.