Wilford name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Wilford

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Alt. Meaning

W is for wisdom, you acquire with age.

I is for incorruptible, always standing up for what is right

L is for little, the little things you do.

F is for favorite, everyone's best friend.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

R is for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

Notable Persons Named Wilford

Notable Persons Named Wilford

Wilford Brimley

Wilford Brimley is an actor. He was most prominent from 1969 to present. Wilford was given the name Anthony Wilford Brimley on September 27th, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. Wilford is also known as The Walrus".

Wilford Jones

Wilford was born on January 22nd, 1931. He passed away on March 17th, 2007.

Wilford White

Wilford was born on September 26th, 1928 in Mesa, Arizona. Wilford is also known as White, Wilford Parley; White, and Wizzer. He left this life on August 1st, 2013.

Wilford Leach

Wilford Leach was a theatre director, film director, screenwriter, and academic. Wilford was given the name Carson Wilford Leach on August 26th, 1929 in Petersburg, Virginia, USA. He left this life on June 18th, 1988.

Wilford Fawcett

Wilford was born on April 29th, 1885 in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. He left this life on February 7th, 1940.

Wilford F. Leibrook

Wilford was born on January 18th, 1903. Wilford is also known as Min. He breathed his last breath on June 8th, 1943.

  • Wilford Bacon Hoggatt
    6th GovernorofDistrict of Alaska
  • Wilford Riegle
    Riegle & Riegle Law
  • Wilford Taft Webb
  • Wilford William Whittle

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wilford

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wilford

Sara Wilford

Sara was born on March 13th, 1932 in Boston, U.S.

John Noble Wilford

John Noble Wilford is a science journalism journalist and author. John was born on October 4th, 1933 in Murray, Kentucky.

Derek Wilford

Michael Wilford

Michael Wilford is an architect. Michael was born in 1938 in Hartfield, East Sussex, United Kingdom.

Ernest Wilford

Ernest Wilford is a football player. He has been prominent since 2004. Ernest was born on January 14th, 1979.

Aron Wilford

Aron Wilford is a soccer player for the Oakleigh Cannons FC, Middlesbrough F.C., Scarborough F.C., Whitby Town F.C., York City F.C., Worksop Town F.C., Harrogate Town F.C., Lincoln City F.C., Clyde F.C., Stalybridge Celtic F.C., Barrow A.F.C., Blyth Spartans A.F.C., Guiseley A.F.C., and Dingley Sta. Aron was born on January 14th, 1982 in Scarborough, England.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wilford U.S.
  White 54.91% 64.26%
  African American 36.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wilford

People with the last name Wilford are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Wilford

  • How Popular is the name Wilford? Wilford is the 2,513th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wilford was the 11,279th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wilford have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,407 babies born with the first name Wilford in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wilford to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wilford? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Wilford first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wilford is Friday, May 14th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Wilford born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wilford was in 1926 with a total of 276 babies.
  • Random Wilford Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wilford ranks 102nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 11 babies in Utah have the same name in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Wilford: The name spelled backwards is Drofliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lofiwrd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wilford? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,801 people with the last name Wilford.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wilford? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Wilford as their last name since less than 1 person in 105k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Wilford name meaning

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