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What does Hillyard mean?

Hillyard Pronunciation of Hillyard [hill-yard] as a boys' name has the meaning "battle guard; yard on a hill". Hillyard is an alternate form of Hilliard (Old German, Old English): also a place name.

Associated with: battle (war), guard (defender), hill (mountain).


Hillyard has 2 variants: Hillierd and Hillyerd.

2 more related forms via Hilliard: Hiller and Hillyer.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Hillyard Deklan (H.D.), ..

How popular is Hillyard?

Hillyard is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#13513 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular varying form of Hillyard (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 is Hilliard. This form of Hillyard was favored as a baby name in the 1900s (#845). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hilliard in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hillyard and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Hillyard is pronounced similarly to Hallward, Halward and Hillard. Other suggested similar names are Allard, Ballard, Ellard, Gaillard, Gaillhard (see Gaillard), Gallard, Galliard, Hallford, Hallvard, Hallverd (see Halvard), Halvard, Halwerd, Hilar, Hilarid, Hilary, Hillary, Hillery, Hilliary, Hillier, Hilly, Hulbard (see Hulbert), Millar, Millard, Millerd, Millford (see Milford), Millward, Milward, Pollard, Pollyrd (see Pollard), Villard, Willard, Willerd and Willmar (see Wilmer). These names tend to be more commonly used than Hillyard.

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