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Meaning and Origin

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  1. Of or relating to a hair
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pilar (“pillar”); from an epithet of the Virgin Mary, María del Pilar, said to have appeared on a pillar in Zaragoza.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Pilar

Pilar was born on September 3rd, 1928 in Paita.

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Pilar Rubio is a presenter, actress, and model. She was most active from 1990 to present. Pilar was given the name Pilar Rubio Fernández on March 17th, 1978 in Torrejón de Ardoz.

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Ailyn Giménez is a gothic metal, symphonic metal, and pop music singer-songwriter. She has had major accomplishments since 2002. Ailyn was given the name Pilar Giménez García on May 29th, 1982 in Barcelona. Ailyn is also known as Ailyn Giménez.

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Pilar Bardem is an actress and actor. She has been prominent since 1965. Pilar was given the name María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz by her parents Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro on March 14th, 1939 in Seville, Spain.

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Pilita Corrales is a pop music, soul music, manila sound, and music of the philippines singer-songwriter, actor, comedian, and presenter. Her ongoing career started in 1958. Pilita was given the name Pilar Garrido Corales on August 22nd, 1937 in Sampaloc, Manila.

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Pilar Seurat was a film and television actress. She was most active from 1959 to 1972. Pilar was given the name Rita Hernandez on July 25th, 1938 in Manila. She breathed her last breath on June 2nd, 2001.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Pilar

Marcelo H. del Pilar was a writer, lawyer, and journalist. Marcelo was given the name Marcelo Hilario del Pilar y Gatmaitán on August 30th, 1850 in Bulakan. He breathed his last breath on July 4th, 1896.

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Infanta Pilar is royalty. She holds the title Infanta of Spain; Duchess of Badajoz and Dowager Viscountess de la Torre. Infanta was born as the child of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, and Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies on July 30th, 1936 in Cannes.

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Václav Pilař is a soccer player for the FC Viktoria Plzeň, FC Hradec Králové, VfL Wolfsburg, SC Freiburg, Czech Republic national under-18 football team, Czech Republic national under-19 football team, and Czech Republic national under-21 football team. Václav was born on October 13th, 1988 in Chlumec nad Cidlinou.

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She holds the title Princess Pilar of Bavaria. Princess was born as the child of Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria and Infanta María de la Paz of Spain on March 13th, 1891 in Munich. She died on January 29th, 1987.

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Ivo Pilar was a scientist in the fields of history, geopolitics, and law. Ivo was born on June 19th, 1874 in Zagreb. He died on September 3rd, 1933.

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Gladys Del Pilar is a singer, dancer, and musical artist. She was most active from 1989 to present. Gladys was given the name Eva Gladys del Pilar Werner on October 11th, 1967.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1896 5 5 0
1898 5 5 0
1901 7 7 0
1907 5 5 0
1908 7 7 0
1909 9 9 0
1910 9 9 0
1911 10 10 0
1912 13 13 0
1913 23 17 6
1914 13 13 0
1915 30 15 15
1916 29 20 9
1917 27 22 5
1918 36 23 13
1919 19 12 7
1920 41 23 18
1921 37 25 12
1922 50 36 14
1923 42 26 16
1924 53 38 15
1925 33 20 13
1926 37 26 11
1927 22 12 10
1928 36 28 8
1929 33 27 6
1930 26 20 6
1931 29 20 9
1932 24 17 7
1933 24 16 8
1934 27 19 8
1935 32 20 12
1936 19 13 6
1937 21 14 7
1938 19 13 6
1939 22 13 9
1940 13 8 5
1941 26 19 7
1942 12 12 0
1943 21 10 11
1944 23 12 11
1945 19 12 7
1946 24 12 12
1947 20 9 11
1948 43 26 17
1949 26 19 7
1950 33 24 9
1951 56 34 22
1952 25 13 12
1953 26 17 9
1954 34 23 11
1955 30 25 5
1956 32 20 12
1957 36 30 6
1958 35 27 8
1959 38 31 7
1960 57 49 8
1961 58 43 15
1962 55 46 9
1963 54 47 7
1964 56 46 10
1965 61 56 5
1966 64 56 8
1967 69 63 6
1968 63 55 8
1969 77 67 10
1970 87 78 9
1971 90 79 11
1972 64 58 6
1973 80 73 7
1974 65 59 6
1975 74 69 5
1976 71 65 6
1977 58 51 7
1978 52 46 6
1979 48 48 0
1980 70 63 7
1981 70 62 8
1982 84 75 9
1983 61 53 8
1984 46 46 0
1985 67 53 14
1986 45 38 7
1987 42 42 0
1988 58 49 9
1989 103 92 11
1990 130 121 9
1991 76 69 7
1992 71 64 7
1993 73 67 6
1994 62 55 7
1995 77 71 6
1996 74 69 5
1997 73 67 6
1998 76 69 7
1999 108 108 0
2000 116 116 0
2001 106 100 6
2002 110 110 0
2003 109 109 0
2004 134 128 6
2005 145 137 8
2006 98 98 0
2007 85 85 0
2008 131 125 6
2009 90 90 0
2010 84 84 0
2011 74 74 0
2012 80 80 0
2013 81 81 0
2014 63 63 0
2015 50 50 0
2016 43 43 0
2017 56 56 0

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Popularity of Pilar as a first name

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Popularity of Pilar as a last name

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Common last names for Pilar

  • Garcia
  • Rodriguez
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Lopez
  • Sanchez
  • Rivera
  • Fernandez
  • Perez
  • Hernandez
  • Ramirez
  • Torres
  • Flores
  • Ortiz
  • Cruz
  • Gonzales
  • Gomez
  • Pacheco

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pilar U.S.
  White 18.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 27.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 51.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pilar

People with the last name Pilar are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Pilar

  • How Popular is the name Pilar? Pilar is the 3,414th most popular name of all time. As a last name Pilar was the 27,604th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Pilar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,870 babies born with the first name Pilar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Pilar to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pilar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Pilar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pilar is Monday, October 12th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Pilar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pilar was in 2005 with a total of 137 babies.
  • Random Pilar Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Pilar is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Pilar: Your name in reverse order is Ralip. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arilp. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pilar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 872 people with the last name Pilar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pilar? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Pilar as their last name since less than 1 person in 333k 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).
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