Hillary

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30k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hillary

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. New Zealand mountaineer who in 1953 first attained the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (born in 1919)
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  1. A female given name ultimately derived from the Latin Hilaria.
  2. A male given name ultimately derived from the Latin Hilarius; a variant of Hilary.
  3. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Hillary

Hillary Rodham Clinton is a 67th United States Secretary of State, First Lady of the United States, First Lady of Arkansas, and List of Governors of Arkansas. Hillary was born on October 26th, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Hillary Scott is a country music and country pop singer-songwriter. She plays Vocals. She has been prominent since 2006. Hillary was given the name Hillary Dawn Scott on April 1st, 1986.

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Hillary Lindsey is a country music singing and songwriter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Hillary was born in Washington, Georgia, U.S.

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Hillary Brooke was an actress. Her career lasted from 1937 to 1960. Hillary was given the name Beatrice Sofia Mathilda Peterson on September 8th, 1914 in Astoria, New York, U.S. Hillary is also known as Hillary Brook. She died on May 25th, 1999.

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Hillary B. Smith is an actress. She was most prominent from 1981 to present. Hillary was given the name Hillary Bailey on May 25th, 1957 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Hillary Wolf is a judoka, actor, judo, and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to 1992. Hillary was born on February 7th, 1977 in Chicago.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hillary

Edmund was given the name Edmund Percival Hillary on July 20th, 1919 in Auckland. He breathed his last breath on January 11th, 2008.

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Peter was born on December 26th, 1954.

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Richard Hope Hillary is a military person. His military service ended in 1943.

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Barbara was born on June 12th, 1931.

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William Hillary was a soldier, author, and philanthropist. William was born on January 4th, 1771. He left this life on January 5th, 1847.

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Ira Hillary is a football player. He was most prominent from 1987 to 1993. Ira was born on November 13th, 1962 in Edgefield, South Carolina.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1888 6 0 6
1889 5 0 5
1890 5 0 5
1897 6 0 6
1898 9 0 9
1903 6 0 6
1907 7 0 7
1908 6 0 6
1909 7 0 7
1910 5 0 5
1911 9 0 9
1912 6 0 6
1913 10 0 10
1914 9 0 9
1915 18 0 18
1916 12 0 12
1917 15 0 15
1918 18 0 18
1919 15 0 15
1920 18 0 18
1921 21 0 21
1922 23 5 18
1923 19 0 19
1924 12 0 12
1925 20 0 20
1926 21 0 21
1927 24 0 24
1928 24 0 24
1929 15 0 15
1930 19 0 19
1931 14 0 14
1932 15 0 15
1933 13 0 13
1934 14 0 14
1935 7 0 7
1936 7 0 7
1937 15 0 15
1938 19 0 19
1939 18 0 18
1940 19 0 19
1941 18 0 18
1942 21 7 14
1943 21 13 8
1944 36 19 17
1945 35 19 16
1946 49 29 20
1947 65 51 14
1948 62 43 19
1949 61 48 13
1950 74 54 20
1951 58 40 18
1952 59 43 16
1953 77 57 20
1954 105 78 27
1955 94 71 23
1956 112 99 13
1957 105 88 17
1958 116 94 22
1959 94 83 11
1960 91 75 16
1961 128 111 17
1962 129 112 17
1963 166 148 18
1964 140 132 8
1965 126 111 15
1966 138 123 15
1967 163 155 8
1968 191 178 13
1969 212 198 14
1970 269 258 11
1971 264 251 13
1972 258 243 15
1973 258 251 7
1974 323 313 10
1975 333 323 10
1976 340 331 9
1977 454 442 12
1978 738 719 19
1979 934 921 13
1980 846 835 11
1981 749 735 14
1982 759 753 6
1983 701 696 5
1984 1,015 1,009 6
1985 1,059 1,047 12
1986 1,094 1,083 11
1987 1,089 1,079 10
1988 1,096 1,083 13
1989 1,298 1,284 14
1990 1,524 1,524 0
1991 1,794 1,789 5
1992 2,528 2,521 7
1993 1,071 1,064 7
1994 415 408 7
1995 310 310 0
1996 312 312 0
1997 294 294 0
1998 243 243 0
1999 259 254 5
2000 252 252 0
2001 259 259 0
2002 202 197 5
2003 230 224 6
2004 311 311 0
2005 285 285 0
2006 265 265 0
2007 282 282 0
2008 418 412 6
2009 200 200 0
2010 168 168 0
2011 166 166 0
2012 157 157 0
2013 154 154 0
2014 177 177 0
2015 137 137 0
2016 171 171 0

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Popularity of Hillary as a first name

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Popularity of Hillary as a last name

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Common last names for Hillary

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hillary U.S.
  White 56.63% 64.26%
  African American 37.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hillary

People with the last name Hillary are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Hillary

  • How Popular is the name Hillary? Hillary is the 1,362nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Hillary was the 22,559th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hillary have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,738 babies born with the first name Hillary in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hillary to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hillary? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Hillary first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hillary is Saturday, November 7th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Hillary born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hillary was in 1992 with a total of 2,521 babies. That's a lot of babies named Hillary!
  • Random Hillary Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hillary ranks 56th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 32 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Hillary: Your name in reverse order is Yrallih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yarihll. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hillary? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,139 people with the last name Hillary.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hillary? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hillary as their last name since less than 1 person in 256k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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