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Wilbur Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Wilbur is of English origin.

The meaning of Wilbur is "wall fortification".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 4350 in baby name popularity for boys with 23 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Wilbur Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Wilbur has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Wilbur to other names.


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Some famous bearers of this name include: Wilbur Wright.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Wilbur in American Sign Language?

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Be creative with the name Wilbur.

Just for fun, see the name Wilbur in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.