Hilary (name)

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Hilary
Gender Unisex
Origin
Word/Name Greek and Latin
Meaning Cheerful
Other names
Related names Hillary
Alternative spelling: All pages beginning with "Hilary"

Hilary or Hillary is a given and family name, derived from the Latin hilarius meaning "cheerful", from hilaris, "cheerful, merry"[1] which comes from the Greek ἱλαρός (hilaros), "cheerful, merry",[2] which in turn comes from ἵλαος (hilaos), "propitious, gracious".[3] Ilaria is the popular Italian and Spanish feminine form, while Ilario is the Italian masculine one. Ilariana and Ylariana (/ˌlɑːriˈɑːnə/ eye-LAH--ree-AH-nə) are two very rare feminine variants of the name.

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  1. ^ hilaris, Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, on Perseus
  2. ^ ἱλαρός, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus
  3. ^ ἵλαος, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus