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Wilbur

Wilbur Meaning and Origin

The name Wilbur is a boy’s name meaning “wild boar” or “resolute” and is of English and German origin. The name Wilbur has been in use for centuries and has been borne by many notable individuals throughout history. One of the most famous bearers of the name is Wilbur Wright, who, along with his brother Orville Wright, invented and built the world’s first successful airplane in 1903. Another notable person with the name is Wilbur Smith, a bestselling author known for his adventure novels set in Africa. In popular culture, Wilbur is also the name of the lovable pig in E.B. White’s classic children’s novel, “Charlotte’s Web”.

Names similar to Wilbur:

  • Walter
  • Edgar
  • Gilbert
  • Clifford
  • Harold
  • Norman
  • Eugene
  • Chester
  • Stanley
  • Leroy

 

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