Hilary - Meaning of Hilary
[ 3 syll. hi-la-ry, hil-ary ] The baby girl name Hilary is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is slightly more popular. It is pronounced HHIHL-aa-Riy- †. Hilary's language of origin is Latin and it is predominantly used in English. Hilary is a form of the English Hillary.
A form of the name is the English spelling variant Hillary.
Hilary is an uncommon baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1990, 0.059% of baby girls were named Hilary. It had a ranking of #232 then. The baby name has fallen from favor since then, and is of only irregular use today. Within all girl names in its family, Hilary was nevertheless the most widely used in 2018. Although Hilary is today somewhat more frequently used for baby girls, there was a period from 1902 to 1931 when more boys were given the name. After 1949, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys.
Baby names that sound like Hilary include Hilari, Hillari, Hillarie, Hillary, Hilleary, Hilleree, Hilleri, Hillerie, Hillery, Hillory, Hillyer, Hilaree, Hiliary, Hillaree, Hilliary, Hellar, Heller, Hilarie, and Hiller.
† Pronunciation for Hilary: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Hilary:
Actress Hilary Duff, born 28 September 1987, Houston, Texas.
Actress Hilary Swank, born 30 July 1974, Bellingham, Washington.