"resolute, brilliant"

Wilbur Origin and Meaning

The name Wilbur is a boy's name of German origin meaning "resolute, brilliant".

Wilbur is a stylish name in the UK whose merits are just starting to be discovered in the US. Wilbur, the loveable pig who Charlotte of the Web called Some Pig, is an inspirational hero. And Wilbur and Orville Wright were early aviationists.

# 915 in the US

Wilbur Rank in US Top 1000

Wilbur Popularity

Famous People Named Wilbur

  • Wilbur WrightAmerican aviator; brother of Orville Wright
  • Wilbur Daigh MillsU.S. Congressman from Arkansas
  • Wilbur Addison SmithSouth African novelist
  • (Warren) Wilbur ShawAmerican racing driver
  • Wilbur Bernard WareAmerican jazz double bassist
  • Wilbur Forrester WoodJr., American baseball pitcher
  • (Arley) Wilbur CooperAmerican baseball pitcher
  • Wilbur Bass aka Blaq PoetAmerican rapper
  • Richard WilburAmerican poet
  • Earl Wilbur SutherlandJr., winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Wilbur Silverton Heronson of Kate Silverton & Mike Heron
  • Wilbur SootBritish Youtuber

Wilbur in Pop Culture

  • Dr. Wilbur Larchcharacter in "The Cider House Rules"
  • Wilbur Post"Mister Ed" horse owner played by Alan Young
  • Wilbur the pighero of E.B. White's children's classic "Charlotte's Web"
  • Wilburdodo character in the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, brother of Orville
  • Wilburbaby from TV series "Nip/Tuck"
  • Wilbur Wonkafather of Willy Wonka of "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory"
  • Wilbur Robinsonson of Lewis "Cornelius" Robinson of "Meet The Robinsons"