Both, Boy Names, Girl Names baby nameHilary

What does the name Hilary mean?

The meaning of the name “Hilary” is: “Cheerful”.

Additional information: The baby name Hilary is mostly used as a girl name, but also used as a boy name. It comes from the Latin 'hilarus', meaning "cheerful" which is the source of the English word 'hilarious'. Hilarius was a popular Latin name in Medieval period, mostly used as a boy name. A fifth century pope was named Hilarius, and also a theologian Saint in France, Saint Hilarius of Poitiers.
Hillary is a variation of the name Hilary.