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What does Ilar mean?

Ilar Pronunciation of Ilar [ilar] as a name for boys is of Latin derivation, and the name Ilar means "cheerful, happy". Ilar is a Welsh form of Hilary (Latin): English transcription of Latin Hilarius.

Associated with: cheerful (happy).


6 alternative forms via Hilary: Hilar, Ilari, Ilaria, Ilario, Ilarion and Illario.

Creative forms:
(male) Ilira, Imar, ..

(female) Ilaru, Ilil, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ilar Alan (I.A.), ..

How popular is Ilar?

Ilar is an unusual first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#101157 out of 150436, Top 67%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular related form of Ilar (not in Top 2000) is Hilary. Other variants, like Ilaria, are seldom used. Adoption of this relation of Ilar reached its most widespread a century ago. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Ilar is pronounced similarly to Alair, Alaire, Ellair, Ellar and Wyler. Other recommended names are Adar, Adlar, Algar, Alvar, Bar, Bear, Czar, Dar, Elgar, Elmar, Ezar, Ian, Idan, Ifan, Ifor, Igor, Ihab, Ilan, Ilia, Ilias, Ilie, Ilja, Ilon, Ilya, Ilyas, Imad, Iman, Inar, Ira, Isa, Isac, Isak, Isam, Itai, Ivair, Ivan, Ivar, Iver, Ivor, Iwan, Iyar, Iyyar, Izak, Kylar, Mar, Omar, Par, Tilar, Tsar, Tylar, Ulmar, Umar and Yaar. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ilar.

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