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Wilbur

First Name
57k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
10k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Wilbur mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Wilbur

User Submitted Origins

English
67%
German
13%
African
7%
Scottish
4%
Sanskrit
2%
Fiction
2%
American
2%
African American
2%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Maryland, U.S., the name Wilbur is of English origin and means "'Tall British Man'. Wilby, a nickname for Wilbur, means the same".
  2. According to a user from Oregon, U.S., the name Wilbur means "A tall british man".
  3. A submission from Canada says the name Wilbur means "Extremely tall man".
  4. A submission from Netherlands says the name Wilbur means "Tall man".
  5. A submission from Illinois, U.S. says the name Wilbur means "He is tall".
  6. According to a user from Georgia, U.S., the name Wilbur is of English origin and means "Man of conflict, insane but victor in the end".
  7. A user from Canada says the name Wilbur is of English origin and means "Strong, difficult to take down".
  8. A user from Colorado, U.S. says the name Wilbur is of Sanskrit origin and means "Sanskrit".
  9. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Wilbur is of Fiction origin and means "Smart".
  10. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Wilbur is of English origin and means "Wise".
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Wiktionary

From an Old English female given name Wilburh, from wil (“will”) + burh (“fortress”).

  1. A matronymic surname​.
  2. (chiefly US) A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Wilbur

Notable Persons Named Wilbur

Wilbur Ross

Wilbur Ross is an owner of wl ross & corp., owner of international steel group, vice chairman of bank of cyprus, and bank of cyprus. Wilbur was born on November 28th, 1937 in Weehawken, New Jersey.

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Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith is a natural, adventure, and nature writer. Wilbur was born on January 9th, 1933 in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia.

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Wilbur Fitzgerald

Wilbur Fitzgerald is an actor and television actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to present. Wilbur was born on September 15th, 1948.

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Wilbur Mills

Wilbur Mills was a Chairperson of the House Ways, Means Committee, and Chairperson of theHouse Ways. Wilbur was born on May 24th, 1909 in Kensett, Arkansas. He died on May 2nd, 1992.

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Wilbur Schramm

Wilbur Schramm was a journalist, writer, and academic. Wilbur was given the name Wilbur Lang Schramm on August 5th, 1907 in Marietta, Ohio. He died on December 27th, 1987.

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Wilbur Glenn Voliva

Wilbur was born on March 10th, 1870. He left this life on October 11th, 1942.

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  • Wilbur Scoville
    Pharmacist
  • Buck Clayton
    Musician
  • Wilbur Bestwick
    Military Person
  • Wilbur Clark
    Businessman
  • Wilbur L. Creech
    Military Person
  • Wilbur J. Cohen
    Office Holder
  • Wilbur Olin Atwater
  • Wilbur P. Thirkield
  • Wilbur Evans
  • Wilbur Daniel Steele
  • Wilbur Cooper
    Baseball Player
  • Wilbur Norman Christiansen
  • Wilbur Dick Nesbit
  • Wilbur Wade Card

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wilbur

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wilbur

Richard Wilbur

Richard Wilbur is a poetry and children's literature writer. Richard was given the name Richard Purdy Wilbur on March 1st, 1921 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Paul Wilbur

Paul Wilbur is a contemporary worship music singing, songwriter, and contemporary worship. He plays Acoustic guitar and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1991. Paul was given the name Paul Robert Wilbur on January 18th, 1951. Paul is also known as Paul Wilbur.

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Curtis Dwight Wilbur

Curtis Dwight Wilbur was a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge of theUnited States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Curtis was born on May 10th, 1867 in Boone, Iowa. He passed away on September 8th, 1954.

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Ray Lyman Wilbur

Ray Lyman Wilbur was an office holder. Ray was born on April 13th, 1875 in Boone, Iowa. He breathed his last breath on June 26th, 1949.

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Claire Wilbur

Claire was born on June 8th, 1933. She left this life on May 20th, 2004.

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Crane Wilbur

Crane Wilbur was an actor, writer, and director. His career lasted from 1915 to 1962. Crane was given the name Irwin Crane Wilbur on November 17th, 1886 in Athens, New York, U.S. Crane is also known as Irwin Crane Wilbur and Irwin Crane. He passed away on October 18th, 1973.

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Common last names for Wilbur

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Wright
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Clark
  • Thomas
  • Anderson
  • White
  • Hall
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Jackson
  • Moore
  • Young

Common first names for Wilbur

  • William
  • Mary
  • John
  • Charles
  • George
  • James
  • Helen
  • Dorothy
  • Donald
  • Margaret
  • Richard
  • Harry
  • Ruth
  • Harold
  • Elizabeth
  • Walter
  • Alice
  • Earl

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wilbur U.S.
  White 90.23% 64.26%
  African American 2.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.98% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wilbur

People with the last name Wilbur are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Wilbur

  • What name lists does Wilbur rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Wilbur? Wilbur is the 950th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wilbur was the 3,719th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wilbur have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 57,005 babies born with the first name Wilbur in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wilbur to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wilbur? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 82 new born babies.
  • When was Wilbur first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wilbur is Friday, November 9th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Wilbur born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wilbur was in 1918 with a total of 1,800 babies. That's a lot of babies named Wilbur!
  • Random Wilbur Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wilbur ranks 71st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 24 babies in Nebraska have the same name in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Wilbur: The name spelled backwards is Rubliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lribuw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wilbur? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,527 people with the last name Wilbur.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wilbur? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Wilbur as their last name.
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