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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Swedish (Hillén) : ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element + the adjectival suffix -én, from Latin -enius.
  • Dutch and North German : from the personal name Hillin, a derivative of a Germanic personal name formed with hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ as the first element.
  • Scottish and northern Irish : variant of Hilling.
  • English : variant of Hillian.

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