What does Hillary mean?
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).
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)
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).
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.