Origin of the name ILARION.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ILARION.
The same as Greek Hilarion
(q.v.), meaning "cheerful." Usage:
Bulgaria (Иларион), Greece,
Romania, Russia (Иларион),
The Ottoman government,
refusing to admit national distinctions among its subject races, refused
to grant the request; and when, in 1860, the Greek patriarch
excommunicated Ilarion (Hilary),
the Bulgarian bishop of Balat, Constantinople, for insubordination, the
Turkish government sent the bishop into exile. (Cyclopopedia of
Biblical, Theological, & Ecclesiastical Literature, McClintock, 1878)