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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Hilary

Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Hilary



Meaning & History
Medieval English form of HILARIUS or HILARIA. During the Middle Ages it was primarily a masculine name. It was revived in Britain at the beginning of the 20th century as a predominantly feminine name. In America, this name and the variant Hillary seemed to drop in popularity after Hillary Clinton (1947-) became the first lady.
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