Its source is a Spanish expression meaning "Pillar."
This girl's name is used in English and Spanish.
The name Pilar ranked 1210th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Derived from Nuestra Señora del Pilar (''Our Lady of the Pillar''), a name given by Spanish-speaking Roman Catholics to the Virgin Mary. It refers specifically to a manifestation of the Holy Mother to St. James in Saragossa.
Arts and Music
Pilar Teresa Cayetana
Posed for many of Francisco Goya''s paintings (see list of Artists' Models)