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Gender: F Meaning of Hilary: "cheerful, happy" Origin of Hilary: Latin from Greek

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Hilary (also spelled with two 'l's) is a hot potato of a name, so closely identified with Sen. Clinton that it's hard for most parents to see it as a baby name. A pity, really, as it's got so much going for it: the popular, rhythmic three-syllable structure, the fact that it's strong but light, proper but jaunty, with an irresistible meaning -- having the same root as hilarious.

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Famous People Named Hilary

Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State and former First Lady of the U.S.
Hilary Swank, American actres
Hilary Erhard Duff, American singer/actress/author
Hilary Rhoda, American supermodel
Hilary Mantel, English author

Pop Culture References for the Name Hilary

Hilary Banks, character on the TV show "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air".

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Hilary's International Variations

Hilaire (French) Ilaria (Italian)