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What does Fulbright mean?

Fulbright Pronunciation of Fulbright [ful-bright] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Fulbright is "very bright". See Filbert. The name has become famous through the Fulbright Scholar program, which sends (very bright) American graduate students to study abroad.

Associated with: bright, famous, scholar (philosopher).


Fulbright has 4 variants: Fulbert, Philbert, Philibert and Phillbert.

Creative forms:
(male) Fabright, Flanbright, ..

(female) Fulbia, Fulfri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fulbright Kolton (F.K.), ..

How popular is Fulbright?

Fulbright is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#9953 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Philbert is the only popular varying form of Fulbright (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. This relation of Fulbright was popular as a birth name during the years 1950-1959. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Philbert in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fulbright and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Albrecht, Elbrecht, Seabright, Ulbricht, Wainright and Wright. Like Fulbright, these names are not commonly used.

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