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What does Wilbert mean?

Wilbert Pronunciation of Wilbert [wilbert] 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.

Associated with: bright, 19th century, 20th century (modern).


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

Affiliated boy name: Bert.

Creative forms:
(male) Webert, Welbert, ..

(female) Wilnet, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wilbert Ricardo (W.R.), ..

How popular is Wilbert?

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 (#10355 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Wilbert reached its highest rank of #171 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilbert name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Wilbert are Wilburn, Wilburt, Wilbur, Wilber and Bert. Usage of these relations of Wilbert was widespread among parents a century ago (average #577), but now, versions such as Wilbert have gone out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilbert, Bert, Wilber, Wilbur, Wilburn, Wilburt 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 names are Calbert, Colbert, Culbert, Dalbert, Delbert, Dilbert, Eilert, Filbert, Filberte, Filberto, Fulbert, Gilbert, Gilberto, Gilburt, Guilbert, Halbert, Hulbert, Philbert, Talbert, Welborn, Welburn, Wilder, Wilford, Willbur, Willerd, Willet, Willett, Wilmer and Wolfert. These names tend to be less frequently used than Wilbert.

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