What does Hilliard mean?
Hilliard /hil-liard/ [3 sylls.] 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.Kreatif forms: Heliard, Hilliardde, Holiard. [more]
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Hilliard for boys. 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 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
The only other prominent varying form of Hilliard is Hillard. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.1345%) and have become less popular since, with the form Hilliard becoming less stylish. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Hilliard and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)