Alternatives for Hilary

Hello berries!

[name_u]Hilary[/name_u] is family name and I’m after a modern take on it! Any suggestions? I’m open to historical and international inspiration!

Your help is much appreciated!

Similar names:
[name_f]Hilaria[/name_f]
[name_f]Ilaria[/name_f]
[name_f]Elara[/name_f]
[name_f]Lara[/name_f]
[name_f]Hilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Larissa[/name_f]/[name_f]Laryssa[/name_f]
[name_f]Pilar[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]

Names meaning “cheerful” , “happy(ness)” or “joy(ful)”:
[name_f]Alaia[/name_f]
[name_f]Allegra[/name_f]
Abigai
[name_f]Aliza[/name_f]
[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]/[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] - “blessed, happy” is one of the accepted meanings
[name_f]Blythe[/name_f]
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f]
[name_f]Kalea[/name_f]
[name_f]Letitia[/name_f]/[name_f]Leticia[/name_f]
[name_f]Makenna[/name_f]
[name_f]Priti[/name_f]
[name_f]Rowena[/name_f]

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Behind the Name says [name_u]Ellery[/name_u] is a descendant—definitely a modern upgrade! I also like [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f].

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Thank you!

More possibilities than I thought! I like [name_f]Hilaria[/name_f] and [name_f]Hilda[/name_f]. And I have never considered [name_f]Blythe[/name_f], but I love it!

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[name_f]Felicity[/name_f] also has a similar meaning as does [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] or [name_f]Joy[/name_f]

[name_f]Tilly[/name_f], [name_f]Hilda[/name_f], [name_f]Lara[/name_f], [name_f]Eleri[/name_f], [name_f]Hildie[/name_f], [name_f]Lily[/name_f], [name_u]Harper[/name_u] and [name_f]Aria[/name_f] have similar sounds

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[name_f]My[/name_f] first thought was [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f] which is the Italian equivalent.

There’s also a Hebrew name [name_f]Hila[/name_f] meaning “halo”.

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Some names from [name_u]Hilary[/name_u]:

[name_f]Aria[/name_f]
[name_f]Lila[/name_f]
[name_u]Ari[/name_u]
[name_f]Isla[/name_f]
[name_u]Riley[/name_u]
Iree
[name_f]Raylee[/name_f]

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