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Hilary

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30k Hillary (Greek)
4k Hilario (Spanish)
< 1k Hilaire (French)

How popular is the baby name Hilary in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 7 0 7
1883 6 0 6
1887 7 0 7
1891 8 0 8
1896 6 0 6
1897 5 0 5
1898 5 0 5
1902 8 0 8
1904 5 0 5
1905 6 0 6
1907 5 0 5
1908 5 0 5
1909 7 0 7
1910 8 0 8
1911 12 0 12
1912 22 0 22
1913 23 0 23
1914 29 5 24
1915 36 0 36
1916 40 0 40
1917 44 0 44
1918 53 6 47
1919 44 9 35
1920 48 6 42
1921 37 0 37
1922 38 0 38
1923 57 6 51
1924 58 5 53
1925 32 0 32
1926 54 9 45
1927 48 8 40
1928 42 0 42
1929 53 5 48
1930 44 8 36
1931 51 6 45
1932 39 9 30
1933 44 6 38
1934 33 0 33
1935 50 11 39
1936 37 9 28
1937 40 12 28
1938 28 8 20
1939 37 8 29
1940 41 12 29
1941 50 24 26
1942 61 36 25
1943 62 27 35
1944 61 33 28
1945 73 45 28
1946 58 38 20
1947 104 62 42
1948 102 61 41
1949 120 86 34
1950 135 109 26
1951 131 103 28
1952 127 100 27
1953 154 114 40
1954 151 116 35
1955 173 138 35
1956 198 162 36
1957 204 173 31
1958 163 128 35
1959 178 146 32
1960 183 164 19
1961 231 207 24
1962 215 200 15
1963 273 249 24
1964 275 258 17
1965 260 247 13
1966 269 253 16
1967 249 234 15
1968 264 253 11
1969 359 347 12
1970 380 355 25
1971 361 349 12
1972 350 333 17
1973 385 375 10
1974 439 426 13
1975 461 452 9
1976 448 437 11
1977 593 579 14
1978 773 762 11
1979 893 883 10
1980 757 741 16
1981 637 625 12
1982 607 601 6
1983 669 655 14
1984 887 877 10
1985 1,067 1,054 13
1986 921 909 12
1987 881 873 8
1988 980 975 5
1989 1,042 1,027 15
1990 1,224 1,216 8
1991 1,154 1,149 5
1992 1,176 1,170 6
1993 349 343 6
1994 145 145 0
1995 125 125 0
1996 123 123 0
1997 107 107 0
1998 92 92 0
1999 81 81 0
2000 87 87 0
2001 84 84 0
2002 96 96 0
2003 110 110 0
2004 196 196 0
2005 219 219 0
2006 218 218 0
2007 164 164 0
2008 100 100 0
2009 87 87 0
2010 80 80 0
2011 79 79 0
2012 75 75 0
2013 66 66 0
2014 60 60 0
2015 53 53 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Hilary baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,066 babies born with the name Hilary in the United States. That's more than enough Hilaries to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Hilary" was in 1990 with a total of 1,216 babies. (That's a lot of baby Hilaries)

According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Hilary" ranks #100 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 8 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1990. Across the entire United States a total of 1,224 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Hilary popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Hilary" mean? The list below shows the origins of Hilary as well as things modernly associated with the name Hilary such as celebrities named Hilary.

Origin and Meaning of Hilary

The name "Hilary" is of Greek origin, and it means "Cheerful". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1993 to present. Hilary was born in 1987 as Hilary Erhard Duff in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank is an actress and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1990 to present. Hilary was born in 1974 as Hilary Ann Swank in Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.

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Hilary Rhoda

Hilary Rhoda is a model. Hilary was born in 1987 as Hilary Hollis Rhoda in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Hilary

Hilary Farr
Hilary Hahn
Hilary Knight
Hilary Mantel

Alternative Meanings

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yralih". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Haiylr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Hilary born Jul 19, 1936

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Scotland approximately on 850. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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