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Wilbur Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Wilbur?

The rare name Wilbur was the 3,958th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

Wilbur, although not presently in the top 1000, did once enjoy higher rankings.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #91 in 1913.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1918 with 1,800 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Wilbur was 14 in 2012.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Wilbur occurred roughly during the years 1894-1898, 1905-1915, and 2012-2015, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1980-1983, 1988-1993, and 2002-2005.

Where is the name Wilbur popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

Wilbur's popularity has been moving downward for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Wilbur for their newborn has risen.

The name Wilbur is very unique but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Wilbur has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Wilbur (Girl)Wilbur (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 27 3,958
2017 < 5 -- 27 3,976
2016 < 5 -- 24 4,304
2015 < 5 -- 30 3,672
2014 < 5 -- 23 4,379
2013 < 5 -- 21 4,604
2012 < 5 -- 14 6,276
2011 < 5 -- 21 4,644
2010 < 5 -- 22 4,508
2009 < 5 -- 23 4,417
2008 < 5 -- 24 4,257
2007 < 5 -- 26 4,003
2006 < 5 -- 23 4,215
2005 < 5 -- 18 4,808
2004 < 5 -- 24 3,854
2003 < 5 -- 29 3,272
2002 < 5 -- 26 3,442
2001 < 5 -- 28 3,223
2000 < 5 -- 29 3,070
1999 < 5 -- 31 2,792
1998 < 5 -- 40 2,270
1997 < 5 -- 38 2,254
1996 < 5 -- 37 2,252
1995 < 5 -- 41 2,054
1994 < 5 -- 42 2,010
1993 < 5 -- 39 2,086
1992 < 5 -- 53 1,657
1991 < 5 -- 59 1,500
1990 < 5 -- 52 1,613
1989 < 5 -- 62 1,397
1988 < 5 -- 72 1,204
1987 < 5 -- 62 1,246
1986 < 5 -- 65 1,186
1985 < 5 -- 80 1,032
1984 < 5 -- 73 1,053
1983 < 5 -- 72 1,047
1982 < 5 -- 96 915
1981 < 5 -- 103 881
1980 < 5 -- 95 917
1979 < 5 -- 105 849
1978 < 5 -- 112 810
1977 < 5 -- 107 828
1976 < 5 -- 105 819
1975 < 5 -- 121 758
1974 < 5 -- 124 731
1973 < 5 -- 127 717
1972 < 5 -- 132 702
1971 < 5 -- 193 600
1970 < 5 -- 149 674
1969 < 5 -- 204 551
1968 < 5 -- 180 568
1967 < 5 -- 176 567
1966 < 5 -- 238 491
1965 < 5 -- 255 485
1964 < 5 -- 276 476
1963 < 5 -- 268 490
1962 < 5 -- 309 454
1961 < 5 -- 309 460
1960 < 5 -- 356 425
1959 5 7,177 353 424
1958 < 5 -- 354 417
1957 < 5 -- 382 396
1956 < 5 -- 402 369
1955 < 5 -- 434 346
1954 7 5,139 430 344
1953 5 6,486 438 335
1952 < 5 -- 413 343
1951 < 5 -- 437 329
1950 < 5 -- 489 306
1949 < 5 -- 487 309
1948 < 5 -- 537 297
1947 < 5 -- 595 283
1946 < 5 -- 523 281
1945 5 5,220 508 259
1944 5 5,231 586 232
1943 7 4,187 667 218
1942 < 5 -- 687 214
1941 < 5 -- 667 204
1940 6 4,334 705 193
1939 < 5 -- 702 190
1938 < 5 -- 842 173
1937 9 3,141 726 183
1936 11 2,685 780 173
1935 8 3,422 860 166
1934 6 4,275 920 162
1933 9 3,105 896 159
1932 5 5,077 1,016 152
1931 8 3,487 1,086 149
1930 9 3,338 1,213 141
1929 7 4,042 1,294 131
1928 10 3,157 1,401 127
1927 14 2,547 1,361 130
1926 17 2,253 1,510 122
1925 12 2,935 1,597 110
1924 10 3,382 1,667 106
1923 10 3,348 1,672 105
1922 15 2,473 1,716 102
1921 12 2,937 1,755 100
1920 14 2,583 1,741 98
1919 17 2,152 1,689 98
1918 9 3,505 1,800 97
1917 10 3,083 1,749 92
1916 8 3,542 1,680 94
1915 < 5 -- 1,685 92
1914 8 2,868 1,248 96
1913 5 3,692 1,044 91
1912 7 2,624 832 92
1911 < 5 -- 386 101
1910 < 5 -- 298 104
1909 < 5 -- 259 106
1908 < 5 -- 233 110
1907 < 5 -- 209 114
1906 < 5 -- 175 123
1905 < 5 -- 167 132
1904 < 5 -- 177 121
1903 < 5 -- 165 121
1902 < 5 -- 163 120
1901 < 5 -- 130 130
1900 < 5 -- 161 139
1899 < 5 -- 115 140
1898 < 5 -- 156 118
1897 < 5 -- 111 145
1896 < 5 -- 120 138
1895 < 5 -- 125 133
1894 < 5 -- 104 149
1893 < 5 -- 104 144
1892 < 5 -- 116 141
1891 < 5 -- 97 140
1890 < 5 -- 94 150
1889 < 5 -- 102 143
1888 < 5 -- 103 147
1887 < 5 -- 112 119
1886 < 5 -- 106 130
1885 < 5 -- 92 148
1884 < 5 -- 82 173
1883 < 5 -- 73 171
1882 < 5 -- 81 169
1881 < 5 -- 81 153
1880 < 5 -- 82 162

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.