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Wilbur

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Origin: Anglo Saxon
Meaning: Beloved Stronghold

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Wilbur

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Wilbur in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Wilbur:

  • Records indicate that 55,259 boys in the United States have been named Wilbur since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 1,803 people in the U.S. were given the name Wilbur. Those people are now 98 years old.

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  • "Elmer the Patchwork Elephant of many colours has a cousin called Wilbur, who is the black and white elephant." Jun. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The 96th most popular name for American baby boys at its peak of popularity in 1910 when the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, were around, but subsequently declined and dropped out of the U.S. boys' top 1,000 after the 1970s. I think E.B. White's novel 'Charlotte's Web' with Wilbur the Pig ruined this name for eternity. It's one of them ultimate geeky names alongside Mortimer, Elmer, Adolph, Melvin, and Lester - not to mention the female names Beulah, Hortense, Eunice, Irma, and Ethel, which I think are terminally old ladyish." May. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate



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