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Meaning and name origin

Hillel \hi(l)-lel\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hillel is "greatly praised". Sometimes used as homage to the first-century Jewish scholar Rabbi Hillel.

There is 1 feminine form of Hillel: Halleli.


Hillel is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Hiller. Like Hillel, this name is not commonly used.