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What does Hillyer mean?

Hillyer Pronunciation of Hillyer [hilly-er] as a boys' name is of Old German derivation, and Hillyer means "hard warrior; battle guard; yard on a hill". Hillyer is an alternate spelling of Hillard (Old German). Hillyer is also a variant of Hilliard (Old German, Old English): also a place name.

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


Hillyer has 2 variants: Hiller and Hillier.

3 more related forms via Hillard, Hilliard: Hillierd, Hillyard and Hillyerd.

Creative forms:
(male) Halyer, Hilyer, ..

(female) Hilher, Hilley, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hillyer Jairo (H.J.), ..

How popular is Hillyer?

Hillyer is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#11701 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Hillyer (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Hilliard and Hillard. Other forms, like Hiller, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Hillyer was at its highest during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.01%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Hillyer is pronounced similarly to Helier, Heller and Hilar. Other recommended names are Aillmer (see Aylmer), Ailmer (see Aylmer), Allger, Allmer, Ayllmer (see Aylmer), Collayer, Collier, Collyer, Ellger (see Alger), Ellmer, Fielder, Filmer, Fuller, Gilmer, Hallberg, Halldor, Halle, Hallem, Hallen, Halley, Hallie, Hallsey (see Halsey), Hallverd (see Halvard), Hallvor, Halver, Hildy, Hill, Hillary, Hillel, Hillery, Hilliary, Hillie, Hilly, Hjalmer, Keller, Loller, Miller, Muller, Myller (see Miller), Pallmer (see Palmer), Quiller, Silver, Tellfer (see Telford), Vollker, Waller, Wilber, Wilder, Willmer and Wilmer. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hillyer.

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