What does Hilliard mean?
Hilliard [hilliard] as a boys' name is of Old German and Old English origin, and the meaning of Hilliard is "battle guard; yard on a hill". Also a place name. Football player Ike Hilliard.
Related boy name: Hillard.Creative forms:
(male) Haliard, Halliard, ..
(female) Hilhar, Hillia, .. Middle name pairings:
Hilliard Arius (H.A.), ..
How popular is Hilliard?
Hilliard is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#1675 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Hilliard entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #731 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent varying form of Hilliard is Hillard. These forms of Hilliard reached the apex of their popularity a century ago (median #910).
Hilliard is alike in pronunciation to Hallward and Halward. Other suggested similar names are Aliard, Allard, Ballard, Cillian, Ellard, Gaillard, Gaillhard (see Gaillard), Gallard, Galliard, Gillian, Hallford, Hallvard, Hallverd (see Halvard), Halvard, Halwerd, Hilaire, Hilar, Hilarid, Hilary, Hillary, Hillery, Hilliary, Hillie, Hillier, Hulbard (see Hulbert), Killian▲, Millar, Millard▼, Millerd, Millford (see Milford), Millward, Milward, Pollard, Villard, Villiers, Willard▼, Willerd, William▼, Williams and Willmar (see Wilmer). These names tend to be more commonly used than Hilliard.See names in meaning and etymology.