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Wilbur - Meaning of Wilbur

What does Wilbur mean?

Meaning of the name WilburWillieWillWilbertWilburnWilburgWilberBertWilburneBertieWilburtWilbartWillburWylburWylbertWilverWilly

[ 2 syll. wi-(l)bur, wil-b-ur ] The baby boy name Wilbur is pronounced as WIHL-Ber- †. Wilbur is mainly used in English and its language of origin is Germanic. It is a two-element name from the words 'wil' and 'burg' which are of the meanings will, desire and protection, fortress, castle respectively. The first name is derived from the relatively rare surname.

Wilbur is a variant form of the English and German name Wilbert.

The name Wilbart, the name Wilbert, the German Wilburg, the English Wilburn, the name Wilburne, the name Wilburt, the name Willbur, the name Wilver, and the name Wylbur are variant forms of Wilbur.

The contracted form Will (English), the diminutives Willie (English) and Willy (English), and the spelling variant Wilber (English) are other forms of the name.

See also the related categories, desire (heart), fortress (castle), protection, and germanic (german).

Wilbur is rare as a baby boy name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1913, 0.195% of baby boys were named Wilbur. It had a ranking of #91 then. The baby name has markedly slipped in popularity since then, and is today used on an infrequent scale. Out of the family of boy names directly related to Wilbur, Will was the most widely used in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Wilbur include Wilber, Wilbar, Wilburh, Willbur, Wilver, Wolfhere, Wulfhere, Wylbur, Wolfhear, Wolfheer, Wulfhear, and Wulfheer.

† Pronunciation for Wilbur: W as in "we (W.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"

A famous person named Wilbur is Inventor Wilbur Wright, born 16 April 1867 - 30 May 1912, Millville, Indiana.


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