Name Hilary Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Hilary


Hilary is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Hilary thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Hilary?

Hilary is a Medieval English variant of the names Hilaria and Hilarius, which are of Latin origin. First, Hilary was primarily a masculine name, but today it is predominantly a girl’s name.

What does the name Hilary mean?

Hilary means “cheerful” (from Latin “hilarus”).

Pronunciation of Hilary

Popularity of the name Hilary

The name Hilary is ranked #6833 overall.

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