Wilbur: baby boy name meaning and popularity


Derived from the Old English personal name Wilbeorht, meaning "bright and resolute." You'll definitely witness the "resolute" part come out when little Wilbur is a toddler and decides he doesn't want to get into his coat or his car seat.


Will, Willie.

Famous people named Wilbur:

Aviator Wilbur Wright; novelist Wilbur Addison Smith; U.S. Congressman Wilbur Mills; Nobel Prize winner Earl Wilbur Sutherland, Jr.

Fun fact:

Perhaps the most recognizable bearer of this name (outside of the Wright brothers) is Wilbur the pig from E.B. White's Charlotte's Web.

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