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What does Wilmore mean?

Wilmore Pronunciation of Wilmore [wilmore] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the name Wilmore means "strong desire". Wilmore is an alternate form of Wilmer (Old German).

Associated with: strong.


Wilmore has 3 variants: Willmar, Willmer and Wylmer.

1 more alternative form via Wilmer: Wilmar.

Creative forms:
(male) Timore, Wilsor, ..

(female) Wilmona, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wilmore Will (W.W.), ..

How popular is Wilmore?

Wilmore is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#12539 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular related form of Wilmore (outside Top 2000) is Wilmer (#1575 from current records). This relation of Wilmore reached the apex of its popularity 105 years ago (#285) and has become much less common since (#1575, down 85%), with Wilmer becoming somewhat dated. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilmer in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Wilmore is alike in pronunciation to Ailmer and Elmore. Other suggested similar names are Ardmore, Balfore, Delmore, Dunmore, Fillmore, Filmore, Gillmore, Gilmore, Hilaire, Seamore, Seymore, Waldorf, Waldorp, Walford, Welborn, Welborne, Welford, Whitmore, Wilber, Wilbert, Wilbur, Wilburn, Wilburt, Wilde, Wilder, Wilford, Wilfred, Wilkie, Willard, Willerd, Willfred, Willie, Willkie, Wilmot, Wilmott, Wilson, Wilton, Winsor, Witmore and Wittemore (see Whitmore). These names tend to be more frequently used than Wilmore.

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