Girl name origins & meanings
- French : Cheerful; version of Hillary
Girl name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- French : from an Old French personal name, a variant of Hilaire (see HilLary).
- An Allaire from Poitou, France, is recorded in Quebec city in 1662. Alexandre Allaire, a Huguenot refugee, brought the name to New Rochelle, NY, in 1680.