Wilburn

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wilburn

"Wilburn" is a name of German origin, and it means "Willful: bright". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Wilburn

Wilburn was born on May 12th, 1922 in Strunk, Kentucky.

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Stranger Cole is a ska, rocksteady, and reggae musician. He plays Vocals. He was most prominent from 1962 to 1962. Stranger was given the name Wilburn Theodore Cole on June 26th, 1945 in Kingston, Jamaica. Stranger is also known as StrangeJah Cole.

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Wilburn L. Snyder was a baptist clergyman, baptists, and baptistclergyman. Wilburn was born on January 23rd, 1923 in Plain Dealing, Louisiana. He breathed his last breath on May 13th, 2008.

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Wilburn was born on January 12th, 1892 in Georgetown, Tennessee. He left this life on March 14th, 1979.

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Wilburn was born on November 12th, 1940 in Pontotoc County, Mississippi.

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His military service ended in 1861. Wilburn was born on June 10th, 1839 in Culloden, Georgia. Wilburn is also known as King and Wilburn H.. He breathed his last breath on December 12th, 1910.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Wilburn

Future is a hip hop music and trap music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. Future was given the name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn on November 20th, 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

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Mary was born on May 17th, 1883 in Southwark. She left this life on July 29th, 1987.

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Laron Wilburn is an alternative hip hop rapping. He plays Vocals and Rapping. He was most active from 1988 to 1988. Laron was born on December 8th, 1970.

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Leila was born in 1885 in Macon, Georgia. She died in 1967.

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Barry Wilburn is a football player. Barry was born on December 9th, 1963 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Ken Wilburn is a basketball player for the Trenton Colonials, New York Nets, Denver Rockets, Minnesota Pipers, Allentown Jets, Lancaster Red Roses, and Chicago Bulls. He was most prominent from 1966 to 1979. Ken was born on June 8th, 1944 in River Rouge, Michigan. Ken is also known as Wilburn and Ken.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 0 16
1881 14 0 14
1882 21 0 21
1883 11 0 11
1884 13 0 13
1885 13 0 13
1886 11 0 11
1887 12 0 12
1888 17 0 17
1889 11 0 11
1890 17 0 17
1891 12 0 12
1892 11 0 11
1893 15 0 15
1894 11 0 11
1895 9 0 9
1896 14 0 14
1897 15 0 15
1898 16 0 16
1899 13 0 13
1900 23 0 23
1901 13 0 13
1902 19 0 19
1903 21 0 21
1904 17 0 17
1905 27 0 27
1906 20 0 20
1907 27 0 27
1908 30 0 30
1909 27 0 27
1910 43 0 43
1911 49 0 49
1912 89 0 89
1913 116 0 116
1914 133 0 133
1915 196 0 196
1916 226 0 226
1917 227 0 227
1918 270 5 265
1919 274 0 274
1920 269 0 269
1921 304 0 304
1922 247 0 247
1923 302 0 302
1924 286 0 286
1925 279 0 279
1926 316 0 316
1927 268 0 268
1928 258 0 258
1929 232 0 232
1930 254 0 254
1931 249 5 244
1932 220 0 220
1933 206 0 206
1934 234 5 229
1935 195 0 195
1936 192 0 192
1937 178 0 178
1938 214 0 214
1939 189 0 189
1940 184 0 184
1941 168 0 168
1942 146 0 146
1943 149 0 149
1944 144 0 144
1945 113 0 113
1946 134 0 134
1947 139 0 139
1948 144 0 144
1949 111 0 111
1950 84 0 84
1951 79 0 79
1952 100 0 100
1953 80 0 80
1954 87 0 87
1955 97 0 97
1956 83 0 83
1957 68 0 68
1958 70 0 70
1959 68 0 68
1960 55 0 55
1961 66 0 66
1962 60 0 60
1963 58 0 58
1964 68 0 68
1965 53 0 53
1966 50 0 50
1967 48 0 48
1968 49 0 49
1969 39 0 39
1970 32 0 32
1971 41 0 41
1972 33 0 33
1973 41 0 41
1974 32 0 32
1975 22 0 22
1976 34 0 34
1977 18 0 18
1978 23 0 23
1979 24 0 24
1980 27 0 27
1981 17 0 17
1982 6 0 6
1983 10 0 10
1984 14 0 14
1985 14 0 14
1986 17 0 17
1987 8 0 8
1988 12 0 12
1989 15 0 15
1990 6 0 6
1991 13 0 13
1992 10 0 10
1993 5 0 5
1994 6 0 6
1995 9 0 9
1997 6 0 6
1998 9 0 9
1999 5 0 5
2002 6 0 6
2004 6 0 6
2008 6 0 6

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Popularity of Wilburn as a first name

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Popularity of Wilburn as a last name

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Common last names for Wilburn

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Johnson
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Jackson
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Walker
  • Clark
  • Anderson
  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wilburn U.S.
  White 67.45% 64.26%
  African American 26.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.71% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wilburn

People with the last name Wilburn are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Wilburn

  • How Popular is the name Wilburn? Wilburn is the 2,412th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wilburn was the 2,428th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wilburn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,332 babies born with the first name Wilburn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wilburn to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wilburn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Wilburn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wilburn is Sunday, January 17th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Wilburn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wilburn was in 1926 with a total of 316 babies.
  • Random Wilburn Factoid: According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wilburn is not a popular baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1967.
  • Weird things about the name Wilburn: Your name in reverse order is Nrubliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wlirnub. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wilburn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,928 people with the last name Wilburn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wilburn? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Wilburn as their last name.

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