What does Wilbur mean?
Wilbur /wil-bur/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' 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.
Affiliated boy name: Wilbert.Kreatif forms: Walbur, Welbur, Wilbor. [more]
How popular is Wilbur?
Wilbur is a very popular first name for men (#341 out of 1220, Top 28%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#3363 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Wilbur for boys. Wilbur reached its peak rank of #96 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Wilbur and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Wilbur listed in the Top 1000 are Wilbert and Wilber. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.7117%) and have become significantly less popular since, with the versions Wilber, Wilbert and Wilbur becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)