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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hillel

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  • According to a user from Massachusetts, United States, the name Hillel is of Arabic origin and means "It is the sliver of crecent moon just after the new moon.".
  • A user from New York, United States says the name Hillel is of Hebrew origin and means "Praised".

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  1. Palestinian rabbi and interpreter of Judaic law

Notable Persons Named Hillel

Hillel Slovak was a funk rock, punk rock, funk metal, and alternative rock musician. He plays Guitar, Talk box, Sitar, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul, and Vocals. His career lasted from 1980 to 1988. Hillel was born on April 13th, 1962 in Haifa. Hillel is also known as Slim, Pan Handle Slim, and The Israeli Cowboy. He left this life on June 25th, 1988.

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Hilly was given the name Hillel Kristal on September 23rd, 1931 in New York City. He left this life on August 28th, 2007.

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Hillel was born in Canada.

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Hillel was born in 1945.

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Hillel was born in 1961.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hillel

Shlomo was born on April 23rd, 1923 in Baghdad.

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Daniel was born in 1930.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1918 5 0 5
1924 5 0 5
1929 9 0 9
1930 7 0 7
1931 5 0 5
1933 7 0 7
1934 6 0 6
1935 5 0 5
1936 5 0 5
1937 5 0 5
1938 6 0 6
1941 7 0 7
1942 8 0 8
1943 5 0 5
1948 5 0 5
1949 8 0 8
1951 5 0 5
1952 9 0 9
1953 8 0 8
1954 10 0 10
1955 6 0 6
1956 8 0 8
1957 13 0 13
1958 6 0 6
1959 8 0 8
1960 6 0 6
1961 11 0 11
1963 8 0 8
1964 6 0 6
1965 5 0 5
1966 9 0 9
1967 11 0 11
1968 10 0 10
1969 11 0 11
1970 10 0 10
1971 8 0 8
1972 12 0 12
1973 8 0 8
1974 14 0 14
1975 10 0 10
1976 9 0 9
1977 11 0 11
1978 15 0 15
1979 18 0 18
1980 17 0 17
1981 17 0 17
1982 11 0 11
1983 15 0 15
1984 18 0 18
1985 17 0 17
1986 11 0 11
1987 17 0 17
1988 13 0 13
1989 14 0 14
1990 20 0 20
1991 19 0 19
1992 22 0 22
1993 10 0 10
1994 11 0 11
1995 19 0 19
1996 16 0 16
1997 12 0 12
1998 15 0 15
1999 17 0 17
2000 21 0 21
2001 22 0 22
2002 28 0 28
2003 19 0 19
2004 35 0 35
2005 24 0 24
2006 23 0 23
2007 22 0 22
2008 22 0 22
2009 32 0 32
2010 24 0 24
2011 26 0 26
2012 30 0 30
2013 27 0 27
2014 33 0 33
2015 26 0 26
2016 29 0 29
2017 28 0 28

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Popularity of Hillel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hillel U.S.
  White 84.17% 64.26%
  African American 8.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hillel

People with the last name Hillel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hillel

  • How Popular is the name Hillel? Hillel is the 9,689th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hillel was the 123,796th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hillel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,145 babies born with the first name Hillel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hillel to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hillel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hillel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hillel is Saturday, May 12th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Hillel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hillel was in 2004 with a total of 35 babies.
  • Random Hillel Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hillel is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 11 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Hillel: Your name in reverse order is Lellih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leillh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hillel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 139 people with the last name Hillel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hillel? Hillel is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
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