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What does Hillel mean?

Hillel Pronunciation of Hillel 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Hi-, -el, biblical, scholar (philosopher)





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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)

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

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

Similar Names

Hillel is alike in pronunciation to Hilal. Other recommended sound-alike 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.

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