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What does Hillel mean?

Hillel \hi(l)-lel\ as a boys' 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.


Hillel has 1 feminine form: Halleli.


Hillel is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#136783 out of 150436, Top 91%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Hillel for boys. Hillel has yet to be listed in the Top 1000 so far. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hillel name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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