US Popularity:4978
Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Cheerful, happy
We are sure that the day baby arrived was one of the happiest you have ever experienced! So, why not honor the joy baby brings to your life with the name Hilary? This gender-neutral name has origins in Latin and Greek, and fittingly means “cheerful” or “happy.” Sometimes spelled Hillary or Hilarie, this moniker has been used both as a given name and a surname. Notable namesakes for this particular version include Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank and American philosopher Hilary Putnam.

Hilary Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Hilary is currently #4978 in U.S. births
Girl:Hilary is currently #2819 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 671
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data

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