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Wilbur

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How popular is the baby name Wilbur in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 82 0 82
1881 81 0 81
1882 81 0 81
1883 73 0 73
1884 82 0 82
1885 92 0 92
1886 106 0 106
1887 112 0 112
1888 103 0 103
1889 102 0 102
1890 94 0 94
1891 97 0 97
1892 116 0 116
1893 104 0 104
1894 104 0 104
1895 125 0 125
1896 120 0 120
1897 111 0 111
1898 156 0 156
1899 115 0 115
1900 161 0 161
1901 130 0 130
1902 163 0 163
1903 165 0 165
1904 177 0 177
1905 167 0 167
1906 175 0 175
1907 209 0 209
1908 233 0 233
1909 259 0 259
1910 298 0 298
1911 386 0 386
1912 839 7 832 #92 boy name
1913 1,049 5 1,044 #91 boy name
1914 1,256 8 1,248 #96 boy name
1915 1,685 0 1,685 #92 boy name
1916 1,688 8 1,680 #94 boy name
1917 1,759 10 1,749 #92 boy name
1918 1,809 9 1,800 #97 boy name
1919 1,706 17 1,689 #98 boy name
1920 1,755 14 1,741 #98 boy name
1921 1,767 12 1,755 #100 boy name
1922 1,730 15 1,715
1923 1,683 10 1,673
1924 1,677 10 1,667
1925 1,610 12 1,598
1926 1,526 17 1,509
1927 1,376 14 1,362
1928 1,411 10 1,401
1929 1,300 7 1,293
1930 1,221 9 1,212
1931 1,094 8 1,086
1932 1,020 5 1,015
1933 906 9 897
1934 925 6 919
1935 868 8 860
1936 791 11 780
1937 735 9 726
1938 842 0 842
1939 702 0 702
1940 711 6 705
1941 667 0 667
1942 687 0 687
1943 674 7 667
1944 591 5 586
1945 513 5 508
1946 523 0 523
1947 596 0 596
1948 536 0 536
1949 487 0 487
1950 490 0 490
1951 436 0 436
1952 413 0 413
1953 443 5 438
1954 436 7 429
1955 435 0 435
1956 402 0 402
1957 384 0 384
1958 352 0 352
1959 358 5 353
1960 356 0 356
1961 309 0 309
1962 309 0 309
1963 268 0 268
1964 276 0 276
1965 255 0 255
1966 237 0 237
1967 176 0 176
1968 180 0 180
1969 204 0 204
1970 149 0 149
1971 193 0 193
1972 132 0 132
1973 127 0 127
1974 124 0 124
1975 122 0 122
1976 105 0 105
1977 107 0 107
1978 112 0 112
1979 105 0 105
1980 95 0 95
1981 103 0 103
1982 96 0 96
1983 71 0 71
1984 73 0 73
1985 80 0 80
1986 65 0 65
1987 62 0 62
1988 72 0 72
1989 62 0 62
1990 52 0 52
1991 59 0 59
1992 53 0 53
1993 39 0 39
1994 41 0 41
1995 41 0 41
1996 37 0 37
1997 38 0 38
1998 40 0 40
1999 30 0 30
2000 29 0 29
2001 28 0 28
2002 26 0 26
2003 29 0 29
2004 24 0 24
2005 18 0 18
2006 22 0 22
2007 26 0 26
2008 24 0 24
2009 23 0 23
2010 22 0 22
2011 21 0 21
2012 14 0 14
2013 21 0 21
2014 23 0 23
2015 29 0 29

Want to know about the popularity of the Wilbur baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 56,877 babies born with the name Wilbur in the United States. That's more than enough Wilburs to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 82 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Wilbur" was in 1918 with a total of 1,800 babies. (That's a lot of baby Wilburs)

According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Wilbur" ranks #100 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 93 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1926. Across the entire United States a total of 1,526 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Wilbur" mean? The list below shows the origins of Wilbur as well as things modernly associated with the name Wilbur such as celebrities named Wilbur.

Origin and Meaning of Wilbur

The name "Wilbur" is of English origin, and it means "Will fortress". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Inspirations for the Name Wilbur

Wilbur Chocolate
Wilbur Sargunaraj
Wilbur Curtis
Wilbur Ellis
Wilbur Mills
Wilbur Ross
Wilbur Smith
Wilbur Wood
Wilbur Wright

Alternative Meanings

W is for wanderlust, travel is near!

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

L is for love, everlasting.

B is for bounce, your ability to renew.

U is for uncanny, the way you know what to do.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

Your name in reverse order is "Rubliw". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Uriwbl". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Wilbur born Aug 10, 1924

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 1725. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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