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Meaning and Name Origin

Wilbert \wi-lbe-rt, wil-bert\ as a boys' name is pronounced WIL-bert. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Wilbert is "bright will". Used occassionally in the 19th and 20th centuries.


Wilbert has 5 variants: Wilber, Wilberto, Wilbur, Wilburn and Wilburt.

For more information, see also the related boy name Bert.


Wilbert is a very popular first name for males (#402 out of 1220, Top 33%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#11927 out of 88799, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Wilbert for boys. Wilbert reached its highest rank of #190 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Wilbert name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wilbert outside U.S.

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Wilbert and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Wilbert listed in the Top 1000 are Wilburn, Wilbur, Wilber and Bert. Usage of these boy names was at its highest during 1880-1889 and is now significantly lower, with the versions Wilburn, Wilbur, Wilbert, Wilber and Bert falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bert, Wilber, Wilbert, Wilbur, Wilburn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Wilbert is alike in pronunciation to Ailbert, Albert and Elbert. Other recommended similar baby names are Dilbert, Filbert, Gilbert and Wolfert. These names tend to be less frequently used than Wilbert.