Hillary: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Hillary | Girls
Origin of the name Hillary:
Taken from the Latin Hilaria, which is derived from hilaris (cheerful, noisy, merry).
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Historically (in America), the spelling Hilary has generally been used for men and Hillary for women. In modern times it has drastically declined in popularity as a name for men.
This spelling of the name plummeted in popularity after it became strongly identified with Hillary Clinton; ironically the name Monica had a similar fate after the Lewinsky scandal.
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- Nicknames for Hillary: | Edit
Hill, Hills, Hillsy, Ry, Hilly,
- Meanings and history of the name Hillary: | Edit
From Latin, meaning "merry, joyful"
- Famous real-life people named Hillary: | Edit
Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator and former First Lady, currently Secretary of State
Hillary Brooke, American actress
Hillary Howard, American reporter
Hillary Raphael, American novelist
Hillary B. Smith, American actress
Hillary Tuck, American actress
- Hillary in song, story & screen: | Edit
"Hillary's Eyebrows" by Phranc
"Hillary's Theme" by Kenny G
Global Popularity of the Name Hillary
- #715 in United States