What does Wilber mean?
Wilber /wil-ber/ as a name for boys is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of Wilber is "bright will". Wilber is a variant form 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 history 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 Names, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the statistics of the boy name Wilber and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Wilber are Wilburn, Wilbur and Wilbert. Usage of these forms of Wilber was at its apex about 9 decades ago (adoption of 0.69%) and has become significantly lower since.
Thinking of names?
Wilber▼ is pronounced similarly to Elber. Other suggested similar baby names are Ailbert, Ailmer, Dilbert, Filbert, Filmer, Gilbert▼, Gilbey, Gilmer, Hiller, Miller▼, Silver, Walder, Walker▲, Waller, Walter▼, Weber, Welbey, Welborn, Welburn, Wilde, Wilder, Wilek, Wiley▼, Wilford▼, Wilfred▼, Wilkes, Willem, Willerd, Willes, Willet, Willey, Willmer, Wilmar, Wilmer▼, Winter, Wister, Wolfert, Wyler and Wylmer. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wilber.