Wilbur: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Wilbur

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.

Nicknames:

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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