Last name origins & meanings:
- Catalan, Galician and Portuguese: habitational name from any of
the numerous places called Vilar, which are named from vilar
‘village’ or ‘(outlying) farmstead’, a derivative of vila
‘(outlying) farmstead’, ‘(dependent) settlement’; or topographic name
for someone who lived in a vilar.
- Slovenian (central Slovenia): from an agent noun
derived from vile ‘hayfork’, ‘dungfork’, either a nickname or
perhaps an occupational name for a fork maker. It may also be a
variant spelling of the surname Vilhar, a medieval derivative
of the German personal name Wilhelm.
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