What does Wilber mean?
Wilber /wil-ber/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of Wilber is "bright will". Wilber is a variant transcription of Wilbert (Old German). Wilber is also a derivative of Wilbur (Old German): last name of unknown meaning.
Wilber▼ has 1 variant: Willbur.more]
How popular is Wilber?
Wilber is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1070 out of 1220, Top 88%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#5348 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Wilber for boys. Wilber was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #409 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Wilber and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Wilber are Wilburn, Wilbur and Wilbert. Usage of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.6893%) and has become significantly lower since, with the versions Wilber, Wilbert, Wilbur and Wilburn becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)