Name: Hilary

Origin and Meaning of the Name Hilary

  • Meaning:
    Cheerful
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (HIL ah ree)
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Miscellaneous Info for Hilary

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Famous bearers of the name include former first lady and Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton and Academy award winning actress Hilary Swank.

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