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Meaning and Origin of: Hill

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Cheer
  • German : Battle sword

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English and Scottish : extremely common and widely distributed topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, Middle English hill (Old English hyll).
  • English : from the medieval personal name Hill, a short form of Hilary (see Hillary) or of a Germanic (male or female) compound name with the first element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.
  • German : from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing Germanic hild as the first element.
  • Jewish (American) : Anglicized form of various Jewish names of similar sound or meaning.
  • English translation of Finnish Mäki (‘hill’), or of any of various other names formed with this element, such as Mäkinen, Heinämaki, Kivimäki.

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