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Hillary (boy)

What does Hillary mean?

Hillary Pronunciation of Hillary [hillary] as a boys' name (also used more commonly as girls' name Hillary) is of Latin derivation, and Hillary means "cheerful, happy". Hillary is an alternate spelling of Hilary (Latin): English version of Latin Hilarius.

Associated with: cheerful (happy).


Hillary has 7 variants: Helario, Hilaria, Hilarie, Hilario, Hillery, Hilliary and Hilorio.

6 more different relations via Hilary: Hilaire, Hilar, Hilarid, Hill, Hillie and Hilly.

1 feminine form: Hilary.

Creative forms:
(male) Halary, Helary, ..

(female) Hillari, Hillase, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hillary Valentino (H.V.), ..

How popular is Hillary?

Hillary is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#22143 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Hillary reached its peak position of #1337 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Hilario, Hilary, Hill and Hillery are the popular variation forms of Hillary rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Hilaire, are uncommon. These relations of Hillary were popular with parents during the years 1920-1929 (average #1598).

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cleary, Ellary, Ellery, Hallam, Halley, Hallsey (see Halsey), Hallsy, Hallvard, Hallward, Halvar, Halvard, Halward, Heller, Hilal, Hildy, Hillard, Hillel, Hiller, Hilliard, Hillier, Hillierd (see Hilliard), Hillyard, Hillyer, Hillyerd (see Hilliard), Hulbard (see Hulbert), Mallery, Mallory, Millar, Millard, Villard and Willard. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hillary.

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