Wilbur - boys name

Wilbur name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 91%

Wilbur name meaning:

The name Wilbur is of English origin and has a rich history. It is derived from the Old English name Willa-beorht, which means "resolute, brilliant." The name is composed of two elements: "willa," meaning "will, desire," and "beorht," meaning "bright, shining." Wilbur is a name that exudes strength, determination, and intelligence.

Wilbur gained popularity in the 19th century and has remained a classic name for boys. It is associated with characters known for their perseverance and unwavering character, such as Wilbur Wright, one of the Wright brothers who invented and built the world's first successful airplane.

The name Wilbur has a timeless charm and a sense of dependability. It carries a sense of purpose and a desire to shine brightly in whatever one sets their mind to. Parents who choose the name Wilbur for their son hope to instill qualities of resilience, brilliance, and unwavering determination, setting them up for success in their future endeavors.

Origin: German

Form of Gilbert. Trusted.

Related names

Gilbert , Gib, Gilbertine, Gilberto, Wilbur

Other boys names beginning with W


Overall UK ranking: 450 out of 4789

92 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Wilbur

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