The name Hilary is a girl's name of Greek, Latin origin meaning "cheerful, happy". Hilary and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Happy and discussed in our forums with posts like "Three Strikes, You're Out -- Girls".
From the experts:
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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16 names similar to Hilary
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