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Meaning and name origin

Wilbert \wi-lbe-rt, wil-bert\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: 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 surname or last name for all people (#11927 out of 88799, Top 13%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Wilbert for boys (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Wilbert and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bert, Wilburn, Wilbur, Wilber and Wilbert. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Wilbert is also pronounced similarly to Ailbert, Albert and Elbert. Other suggested similar baby names are Dilbert, Filbert, Gilbert and Wolfert. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wilbert.