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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wilford

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Alt. Meaning

W is for wisdom, you acquire with age.

I is for incorruptible, always standing up for what is right

L is for little, the little things you do.

F is for favorite, everyone's best friend.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

R is for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

Notable Persons Named Wilford

Wilford Brimley is an actor. He was most prominent from 1969 to present. Wilford was given the name Anthony Wilford Brimley on September 27th, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. Wilford is also known as The Walrus".

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Wilford was born on January 22nd, 1931. He passed away on March 17th, 2007.

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Wilford was born on September 26th, 1928 in Mesa, Arizona. Wilford is also known as White, Wilford Parley; White, and Wizzer. He left this life on August 1st, 2013.

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Wilford Leach was a theatre director, film director, screenwriter, and academic. Wilford was given the name Carson Wilford Leach on August 26th, 1929 in Petersburg, Virginia, USA. He left this life on June 18th, 1988.

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Wilford was born on April 29th, 1885 in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. He left this life on February 7th, 1940.

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Wilford was born on January 18th, 1903. Wilford is also known as Min. He breathed his last breath on June 8th, 1943.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Wilford

Sara was born on March 13th, 1932 in Boston, U.S.

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John Noble Wilford is a science journalism journalist and author. John was born on October 4th, 1933 in Murray, Kentucky.

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Michael Wilford is an architect. Michael was born in 1938 in Hartfield, East Sussex, United Kingdom.

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Ernest Wilford is a football player. He has been prominent since 2004. Ernest was born on January 14th, 1979.

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Aron Wilford is a soccer player for the Oakleigh Cannons FC, Middlesbrough F.C., Scarborough F.C., Whitby Town F.C., York City F.C., Worksop Town F.C., Harrogate Town F.C., Lincoln City F.C., Clyde F.C., Stalybridge Celtic F.C., Barrow A.F.C., Blyth Spartans A.F.C., Guiseley A.F.C., and Dingley Sta. Aron was born on January 14th, 1982 in Scarborough, England.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 18 0 18
1881 18 0 18
1882 25 0 25
1883 20 0 20
1884 16 0 16
1885 20 0 20
1886 12 0 12
1887 13 0 13
1888 17 0 17
1889 11 0 11
1890 16 0 16
1891 20 0 20
1892 15 0 15
1893 28 0 28
1894 28 0 28
1895 18 0 18
1896 18 0 18
1897 22 0 22
1898 15 0 15
1899 11 0 11
1900 24 0 24
1901 15 0 15
1902 17 0 17
1903 18 0 18
1904 18 0 18
1905 25 0 25
1906 29 0 29
1907 31 0 31
1908 38 0 38
1909 31 0 31
1910 39 0 39
1911 69 0 69
1912 92 0 92
1913 123 0 123
1914 169 0 169
1915 240 0 240
1916 225 0 225
1917 232 0 232
1918 271 0 271
1919 238 0 238
1920 249 0 249
1921 271 0 271
1922 268 0 268
1923 223 0 223
1924 257 0 257
1925 257 5 252
1926 276 0 276
1927 232 0 232
1928 249 0 249
1929 215 0 215
1930 211 0 211
1931 207 0 207
1932 169 0 169
1933 139 0 139
1934 193 0 193
1935 153 0 153
1936 158 0 158
1937 164 0 164
1938 150 0 150
1939 145 0 145
1940 143 0 143
1941 122 0 122
1942 151 0 151
1943 143 0 143
1944 144 0 144
1945 128 0 128
1946 125 0 125
1947 129 0 129
1948 128 0 128
1949 132 0 132
1950 118 0 118
1951 132 0 132
1952 113 0 113
1953 113 0 113
1954 110 0 110
1955 116 0 116
1956 101 0 101
1957 93 0 93
1958 95 0 95
1959 80 0 80
1960 70 0 70
1961 68 0 68
1962 67 0 67
1963 64 0 64
1964 63 0 63
1965 58 0 58
1966 50 0 50
1967 44 0 44
1968 63 0 63
1969 51 0 51
1970 52 0 52
1971 37 0 37
1972 48 0 48
1973 26 0 26
1974 43 0 43
1975 43 0 43
1976 37 0 37
1977 37 0 37
1978 32 0 32
1979 34 0 34
1980 25 0 25
1981 20 0 20
1982 37 0 37
1983 24 0 24
1984 26 0 26
1985 11 0 11
1986 22 0 22
1987 18 0 18
1988 20 0 20
1989 25 0 25
1990 15 0 15
1991 18 0 18
1992 14 0 14
1993 15 0 15
1994 7 0 7
1995 14 0 14
1996 9 0 9
1997 10 0 10
1998 8 0 8
1999 17 0 17
2000 14 0 14
2001 13 0 13
2002 5 0 5
2003 5 0 5
2004 8 0 8
2005 9 0 9
2006 5 0 5
2007 5 0 5
2008 8 0 8
2010 15 0 15
2011 10 0 10
2012 7 0 7
2013 9 0 9
2014 11 0 11
2015 10 0 10
2016 8 0 8
2017 10 0 10

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Popularity of Wilford as a first name

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Popularity of Wilford as a last name

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Common last names for Wilford

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  • Harris
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  • Miller
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  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Morgan
  • Hill

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wilford U.S.
  White 54.91% 64.26%
  African American 36.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wilford

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

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Fun Facts about the name Wilford

  • How Popular is the name Wilford? Wilford is the 2,436th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wilford was the 11,279th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wilford have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,401 babies born with the first name Wilford in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wilford 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 Wilford? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Wilford first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wilford is Friday, May 14th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Wilford born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wilford was in 1926 with a total of 276 babies.
  • Random Wilford Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wilford ranks 94th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 14 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Wilford: Your name in reverse order is Drofliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iroflwd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wilford? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,801 people with the last name Wilford.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wilford? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Wilford as their last name since less than 1 person in 105k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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