Latin hilarius 'cheerful, lively, light-hearted'.
The name of a 3rd C saint and martyr, a 4th C doctor of the church, a 5th C pope, a 5th C saint, and a 6th C saint.
- Old French
- ● 1296 Alaire paris1296 p. 4
- Middle French
- ● 1588 Hilaire raymond1588 p. 568
- ● 1376 Illario (abl) DouGen1 p. 45
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Hilary". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Hilary.