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

The only version that works for boys anymore is the Latinate Hilario or Ilario. Better to look to Felix for a happy-meaning name.

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Famous People Named Hilary

Saint Hilary of Poitiers, French bishop
Saint Hilary of Arles, French bishop
Saint Hilary of Galeata, Italian hermit
Hilary, Bishop of Chichester, England
Hilary Minc, Polish politician
Hilary Whitehall Putnam, American philosopher
Hilary Knight, illustrator of the Eloise books

Pop Culture References for the name Hilary

Hilary Norman "Norm" Peterson, character on TV's "Cheers"
Hilary, youngest boy in "Five Children and It" by E. Nesbit
Hilary Becker, character on TV's "Primeval"
St Hilary's Day, January 12, traditionally the coldest day of the year

Hilliary, Hill, Hillary, Hil

Hilary's International Variations

Hillery, Ilar (Welsh) Hilaire (French) Hilarino, Hilario (Spanish) Ilario (Italian) Ilari (Russian) Hilarion (Greek)