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What does Willbur mean?

Willbur Pronunciation of Willbur [will-bur] as a boys' name is an Old German name. Willbur is an alternate form of Wilbur (Old German): last name of unknown meaning.


Willbur has 1 variant: Wilber.

Creative forms:
(male) Walbur, Wallbur, ..


Middle name pairings:
Willbur Elliott (W.E.), ..

How popular is Willbur?

Willbur is a rare first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#93006 out of 150436, Top 62%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Willbur (outside Top 2000) are Wilber and Wilbur. Adoption of these forms of Willbur reached its most widespread in the 1910s (adoption of 0.2%), but now, forms such as Wilber have become less trendy. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilber, Wilbur in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Gillmour (see Gilmore), Gilmour, Millburn, Waller, Welburn, Wellbey (see Welby), Wellborn, Wellbourn (see Welborne), Wellburn (see Welborne), Wellby, Wilbert, Wilburn, Wilburt, Wilder, Will, Willard, Willem, Willerd, Willes, Willess, Willet, Willets, Willett, Willey, Willi, William, Willie, Willis, Williss, Willkes, Willkie, Willmar (see Wilmer), Willmer, Wills, Willson, Willy, Wilmar and Wilmer. These names tend to be more commonly used than Willbur.