- Hilarius, Saint.
- Also Hi·laire [hi-lair; French ee-ler] /hɪ lɛər; French iˈlɛr/. a male or female given name: from a Latin word meaning “cheerful.”
Examples from the Web for hilary
They mention that a former cia agent and someone who used to work for Hilary [sic] Clinton looked at the script.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say Studio Exec Picked Kim Jong-Un as the Villain of ‘The Interview’
December 19, 2014
The first was by someone who really should know better, Hilary Clinton.LeBron's Touchy Feely Protocol Breach
December 9, 2014
Cumming was once married to actress Hilary Lyon, and he also had a relationship with actress Saffron Burrows.Alan Cumming: The Truth About My Father
October 14, 2014
Author Hilary Mantel is under fire for writing a story about killing Margaret Thatcher.The Strange World of Political Assassination Fantasies
September 24, 2014
I talked with Hilary Levey Friedman, a sociologist and author of Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture.My Loser Kid Should Get a Trophy
August 22, 2014
"'Twould be like hunting for a pin in a haystack," said the Rev. Hilary Jones.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
Hilary shook his head vigorously to clear away the flood of recollections.
Hilary straightened sharply, poked his finger at the midriff of the giant.
Hilary frowned, then shook his head, and dropped down to his task again.
Hilary grinned as he slipped the weapon back into his blouse.
Word Origin and History for hilary
masc. proper name, from Late Latin Hilarius, literally "cheerful," from Latin hilaris (see hilarity). The name was more popular in France than in England. The woman's name (Middle English Hillaria) seems to be merged with this from Eulalia, name of the patron saint of Barcelona, a Latinization of Greek eulalos "sweetly speaking." The Hilary sessions of British High Court and universities (1577) are from St. Hilarius, Bishop of Poitiers, obit. C.E. 368, whose feast day is Jan. 13.