What does Hillel mean?
Hillel [hil-lel] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hillel is "praise". Biblical name. Sometimes used as homage to the first-century Jewish scholar Rabbi Hillel, the Elder of Babylon.
1 feminine form: Halleli.Creative forms:
(male) Halel, Hallel, ..
(female) Hilhel, Hilley, .. Middle name pairings:
Hillel Jasiah (H.J.), ..
How popular is Hillel?
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. Demographics)
Hillel has yet to be listed in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Hillel is alike in pronunciation to Hilal. Other recommended names are Airel, Airyel, Bille, Dillen, Fidel, Gillen, Gilles, Gilley, Hagley, Hale, Halen, Halle, Hallem, Hallen, Halley, Hallsey (see Halsey), Hallsy, Halten (see Halton), Hamel, Hamlen, Haniel, Hanlee, Hansel, Hanyel, Hanzel, Harlea, Harley▼, Harrel, Haskel, Havel, Hawley, Hayley, Hedley, Helier, Heller, Henlee, Heshel (see Hershel), Hevel, Hilar, Hildy, Hill, Hiller, Hillery, Hillie, Hillier, Hillierd (see Hilliard), Hilly, Hillyer, Hillyerd (see Hilliard), Hilton▼, Hollis, Holmes, Howel, Howlen, Hulme, Huxlea, Huxley▲, Kimbel, Lindel, Lionel▲, Michel▼, Mikael, Mikel, Mikkel, Millen, Miller▲, Niel, Nikhel, Videl, Villem, Willem, Willes, Willet and Willey. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hillel.See names in meaning and etymology.