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Fulbright meaning and name origin
Fulbright \ful-bright, fulbr(ig)-ht\ as a boy's 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.
Fulbright has 4 variant forms: Fulbert, Philbert, Philibert and Phillbert.
Popularity of Fulbright
Fulbright is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8486 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Fulbright for boys. (2010 statistics) Compare Fulbright with its variant forms and related boy baby names.