The name Pilar is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "pillar". Pilar and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".
From the experts:
The fact that this Spanish classic, which honors the Virgin Mary, does not end in the conventional letter 'a' gives it a special sense of strength, elegance, and style, making it a worthy choice.
The name originated in the legend of the miracle of the Virgin Mary's appearance over a marble pillar. It also is an allusion to her as a pillar of the church.
Pilar is remembered as the valiant heroine of Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls.
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