Meaning and name origin
Wilbur \wi(l)-bur\ as a boy's name is of Old German origin. Surname of unknown meaning. Literary: Wilbur the Pig is the protagonist in "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White. Aviator Wilbur Wright.
Wilbur▼ has 2 variant forms: Wilber▼ and Willbur.
For more information, see also the related boy name Wilbert.
Wilbur is a very popular first name for males (#341 out of 1220, Top 28%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2977 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Wilbur for boys. Wilbur reached its highest rank of #96 in the U.S. in 1910-1919. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Wilbur and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Wilbur, Wilbert and Wilber. (2014 statistics).
Suggested similar baby names are Welburn, Wilburn and Wilburt. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wilbur.