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What does Hilliard mean?

Hilliard Pronunciation of 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. Also form of Hillard.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, battle (war), guard (defender), hill (mountain)


VARIANTS Hiller, Hillierd, Hillyard, Hillyer, Hillyerd



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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, 2018)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hilliard outside U.S.

Which version is better?

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).

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

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

Similar Names

Hilliard is alike in pronunciation to Hallward and Halward. Other suggested similar-sounding 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.

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