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Gender of Wilbur.

Wilbur is a name usually given to males.

In a sample of all names from the US Census during the years 1890 to 2006, all of the children named Wilbur were boys.

Although Wilbur is male, why is it sometimes used for girls? Often a name is taken from a neutral concept with no implied gender. Sometimes the name can be derived from two different sources, one male and one female. Names sometimes change gender over time!


Meanings of the name Wilbur.

Closely related variants of the name Wilbur have the following meanings:

  • Trusted
  • Hostage

Origins of Wilbur.

One origin of Wilbur is German.

The origins of names associated with Wilbur are: English and Spanish.

Names related to Wilbur.

Some names related to Wilbur are: Gilbert and Gilberto.

Lucky numbers for Wilbur.

Number 2 playing card;©V.H.Smith

The numerological number for the name Wilbur is 2.

Some two digit lucky numbers for Wilbur are: 11 20 29 38 47 56 65 74 83 92.

What does this mean? If you believe in numbers having mystical powers, it could be something very important. You could look for a spouse with the same numerological number and choose your house or the date of an important even based on it. For most of us it is just a bit of fun. See if you have the same numerological number as any special person in your life.

How do you work out your numerological number? You use a special alphabet which gives a value to each of letters and then add the values of the letters in your name. You can see excactly how we calculated two as the lucky number for Wilbur here: Calculating lucky numbers for Wilbur.


Name Days for Wilbur.

Name days are different in different countries and for different religions. They are often the memorial date of a saint who has the same name.

Often there are many saints with they same name, so you have a wide choice of name days!

A name day for Wilbur is:

  • August 22 (Germany).

Popularity of Wilbur.

Graph of popularity of Wilbur

Wilbur was most popular in the year 1913, where it was at position ninety-one for the whole of the USA.

The most popular decade for the name Wilbur was from 1910 to 1919.

The last time that the name was in the top 1000 names in the USA census data was in 1982, where it was at position nine hundred and fifteen.


Writers

There are fifteen Writers called Wilbur.

Here are the first ten. See Writers who have the name Wilbur for the full list.

  • Richard Wilbur

    Richard Wilbur is a Writer... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Richard Wilbur)

  • Wilbur Schwandt

    Wilbur Schwandt (28 June 1904, Manitowoc, Wisconsin – 23 July 1998, Miami, Florida) is credited for the music to the song "Dream a Little Dream of Me" with Fabian Andre.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Schwandt)

  • Wilbur Smith

    Wilbur Smith is a Writer... (extract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Smith)

  • Todd Wilbur

    Todd Wilbur is an American author of the Top Secret Recipe series of cook books. The books showcase knock-offs of famous foods, like McDonald's Big Mac.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Todd Wilbur)

  • Marcia Wilbur

    Marcia Wilbur is an American writer, author of The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (Writers Press, 2000)DMCA, Linux Essentials (2003) [http://www.aries.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Marcia Wilbur)

  • Wilbur J. Cohen

    Wilbur J. Cohen is a Writer... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Wilbur J. Cohen)

  • George Wilbur Peck

    George Wilbur Peck is a Writer... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on George Wilbur Peck)

  • Wilbur Cortez Abbott

    Wilbur Cortez Abbott (1869–1947) was an American historian and educator, born at Kokomo, Ind., and graduated from Wabash College in 1892.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Cortez Abbott)

  • Wilbur Schramm

    Wilbur Lang Schramm (August 5, 1907 – December 27, 1987) is sometimes called the "father of communication studies," and had a great influence on the development of communication research in the United States, and the establishing of departments of communication studies in US universities.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Schramm)

  • Wilbur Underwood

    Wilbur Underwood (1874-1935) was an American poet of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. His work, especially the 1906 volume, A Book of Masks, had deep affiliations with the decadent movement in literature.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Underwood)

Judges

There are six Judges called Wilbur.

  • Curtis D. Wilbur

    Curtis D. Wilbur is a Judge... ( from the wikipedia article on Curtis D. Wilbur)

  • Wilbur Jackett

    Wilbur Jackett is a Judge... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Jackett)

  • Wilbur Kingsbury Miller

    Wilbur Kingsbury Miller (October 9, 1892, Owensboro, Kentucky - January 24, 1976) was an American jurist who served as a Kentucky state court judge and as a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Kingsbury Miller)

  • Wilbur F. Booth

    Wilbur Franklin Booth (August 22, 1861 – July 7, 1944) was a United States federal judge.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur F. Booth)

  • Wilbur Dawson Owens Jr.

    Wilbur Dawson Owens Jr. (born 1930) is a United States federal judge.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Dawson Owens Jr.)

  • Wilbur Frank Pell Jr.

    Wilbur Frank Pell Jr. (December 6, 1915 – September 25, 2000) was a United States federal judge.... ( from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Frank Pell Jr.)

Actors

There are six Actors called Wilbur.

  • George P. Wilbur

    George Peter Wilbur is a professional stuntman and actor.... (extract from the wikipedia article on George P. Wilbur)

  • Crane Wilbur

    Crane Wilbur was an American writer, actor and director for stage, radio and screen. He was born on 17 November 1886 in Athens, New York.... ( from the wikipedia article on Crane Wilbur)

  • Wilbur Higby

    Wilbur Higby (21 August 1867 – 1 December 1934) was an American actor of the silent era. He appeared in 72 films between 1914 and 1934.... ( from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Higby)

  • Wilbur Fitzgerald

    Wilbur Fitzgerald is an American television actor. He played the role of Bruce Bennett on the television show Prison Break.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Fitzgerald)

  • Wilbur Mack

    Wilbur Mack (July 29, 1873 - March 13, 1964) was an American film actor and early vaudeville performer from the 1920s through the 1960s. His film acting career began during the silent film era.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Mack)

  • Wilbur Evans

    Wilbur "Wib" Evans (August 5, 1905 - May 31, 1987) was an American actor and singer who performed on the radio, in opera, on Broadway, in films, and in early live television.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Evans)

Racing Car Drivers

There are three Racing Car Drivers called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur Shaw

    Warren Wilbur Shaw (October 31, 1902 - October 30, 1954) was a noted American racing driver and president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1945 until his death.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Shaw)

  • Wilbur D'Alene

    Wilbur D'Alene (25 October 1884 Center Township, Indiana – December 1966 Fort Myers, Florida) was an American racecar driver. His real name may have been Ed Wilbur Aleon.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Wilbur D'Alene)

  • Wilbur Rakestraw

    Wilbur Rakestraw (born June 6, 1928) is a retired automobile racer from Dallas, Georgia. He was born into a family racers.... ( from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Rakestraw)

Baseball Players

There are three Baseball Players called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur Good

    Wilbur Good is a Baseball Player... (extract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Good)

  • Wilbur Huckle

    Wilbur Huckle is a former baseball prospect for the New York Mets, who achieved "fan favorite" status, despite never actually making the team. Wilbur's reputation — presumably developed from spring training dispatches and broadcasts, and augmented by the assonance of his name — was such that fans began appearing at Shea Stadium, during the building's inaugural season of 1964, wearing "Wilbur Huckle for President" pins.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Huckle)

  • Wilbur Murdoch

    Wilbur Edwin Murdoch (March 14, 1875 - October 29, 1941) was a backup outfielder in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the St. Louis Cardinals during the season.... ( from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Murdoch)

Basketball Players

There are three Basketball Players called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur Johns

    Wilbur Johns was a college men's basketball coach. He was the head coach of the University of California, Los Angeles from 1939 to 1948, guiding them to a 93-120 record.... ( from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Johns)

  • Wilbur Holland

    Wilbur Holland is a Basketball Player... ( from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Holland)

  • Wilbur Wade Card

    Wilbur Wade "Cap" Card (October 29, 1873 - September 3, 1948) was an American baseball player, coach and athletic director at Duke University. He initially introduced college basketball to the state of North Carolina and became the university's first men's coach of that program from 1906 to 1912 as well as being Duke's first athletic director from 1902 to 1948.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Wade Card)

Chemists

There are two Chemists called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur Scoville

    Wilbur Lincoln Scoville (1865 – 1942) was an American chemist and is best known for his creation of "The Scoville Organoleptic Test", now standardized as the Scoville scale. He devised the test and scale in 1912 while working at the Parke-Davis pharmaceutical company to measure piquancy, or "hotness", of various chile peppers.... ( from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Scoville)

  • Wilbur Olin Atwater

    Wilbur Olin Atwater (May 3, 1844, Johnsburg, New York — September 22, 1907, Middletown, Connecticut) was an American chemist known for his studies of human nutrition and metabolism.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Olin Atwater)

Conductors

There are two Conductors called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur Sweatman

    Wilbur C. Sweatman (Brunswick, Missouri, February 7, 1882 - New York City, March 9, 1961) was an African-American ragtime and dixieland jazz composer, bandleader, and clarinetist.... ( from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Sweatman)

  • Wilbur de Paris

    Wilbur de Paris (January 11, 1900 – January 3, 1973) was a trombone player and band leader, especially known for mixing New Orleans jazz style with Swing.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur de Paris)

Journalists

There are two Journalists called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur J. Cohen

    Wilbur J. Cohen is a Journalist... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur J. Cohen)

  • Wilbur H. Ferry

    Wilbur H. Ferry (December 17, 1910—September 30, 1995) was an American activist and philanthropist.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur H. Ferry)

Presidents

There are two Presidents called Wilbur.

  • Ray Lyman Wilbur

    Ray Lyman Wilbur (April 13, 1875 – June 26, 1949) was a medical doctor, the third president of Stanford University, and the 31st United States Secretary of the Interior.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Ray Lyman Wilbur)

  • Curtis D. Wilbur

    Curtis D. Wilbur is a President... (extract from the wikipedia article on Curtis D. Wilbur)

Poets

There are two Poets called Wilbur.

  • Richard Wilbur

    Richard Wilbur is a Poet... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Richard Wilbur)

  • Wilbur Underwood

    Wilbur Underwood (1874-1935) was an American poet of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. His work, especially the 1906 volume, A Book of Masks, had deep affiliations with the decadent movement in literature.... ( from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Underwood)

Trade Unionists

There is one Trade Unionist called Wilbur.

  • Iorwith Wilbur Abel

    Iorwith Wilbur Abel (August 11, 1908 – August 10, 1987), also known as I.W.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Iorwith Wilbur Abel)

Tennis Players

There is one Tennis Player called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur Coen

    Wilbur Coen is a Tennis Player... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Coen)

Spies

There is one Spy called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur Crane Eveland

    Wilbur Crane "Bill" Eveland (1918 - January 2, 1990) was a World War II veteran, a CIA station chief, and critic of US foreign policy in the Middle East. His autobiographical book, Ropes of Sand (1980), details the many failures of the CIA vis-a-vis the Middle East during the Cold War.... ( from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Crane Eveland)

Soccer Players

There is one Soccer Player called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur Cush

    Wilbur W. "Billy" Cush (10 June 1928 – 28 July 1981) was a former Northern Ireland footballer.... ( from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Cush)

Playwrights

There is one Playwright called Wilbur.

  • Crane Wilbur

    Crane Wilbur was an American writer, actor and director for stage, radio and screen. He was born on 17 November 1886 in Athens, New York.... ( from the wikipedia article on Crane Wilbur)

Physicists

There is one Physicist called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur Norman Christiansen

    Wilbur Norman Christiansen (1913, Melbourne, Australia – April 26, 2007) was a pioneer Australian radio astronomer.... ( from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Norman Christiansen)

Physicians

There is one Physician called Wilbur.

  • Cornelia B. Wilbur

    Cornelia B. Wilbur (1908-1992) was an American psychiatrist best known for her work with Shirley Ardell Mason.... ( from the wikipedia article on Cornelia B. Wilbur)

Phychiatrists

There is one Psychiatrist called Wilbur.

  • Cornelia B. Wilbur

    Cornelia B. Wilbur (1908-1992) was an American psychiatrist best known for her work with Shirley Ardell Mason.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Cornelia B. Wilbur)

Philosophers

There is one Philosopher called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur Marshall Urban

    Wilbur Marshall Urban (1873–1952) was an American philosopher of language, influenced by Ernst CassirerErnst Cassirer. He wrote also on religion, axiologyAxiological Idealism is a name referring to such philosophies as those of Wilbur M.... ( from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Marshall Urban)

Olympic Medalists

There is one Olympic Medalist called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur Thompson

    Wilbur Marvin "Moose" Thompson (born 6 April 1921 in Frankfort, South Dakota)Biography ar sports-reference.com was an American athlete who competed mainly in the shot put.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Thompson)

Nobel Prize Winners

There is one Nobel Prize Winner called Wilbur.

  • Earl Wilbur Sutherland, Jr.

    Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr. (November 19, 1915 – March 9, 1974) was an American pharmacologist and biochemist.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Earl Wilbur Sutherland, Jr.)

Naturalists

There is one Naturalist called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur Howard Duncan

    Wilbur Howard Duncan (October 15, 1910–March 25, 2005) was a botany professor at the University of Georgia for 40 years where he oversaw an expansion in the school's herbarium collection and described three new plant species. Duncan also authored several books on plant species of the Eastern and Southeastern United States.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Howard Duncan)

Motorbike Racers

There is one Motorbike Racer called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur Lamoreaux

    Wilbur Lamoreaux (born 26 February 1907 in Roseville, Illinois, USA - died 11 May 1963) was a former interntional motorcycle speedway rider who qualified for three Speedway World Championship finals and never finished lower than fifth place.Buck, B (2007) Brummies Legends, Pendragon Books.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Lamoreaux)

Astronomers

There is one Astronomer called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur Norman Christiansen

    Wilbur Norman Christiansen (1913, Melbourne, Australia – April 26, 2007) was a pioneer Australian radio astronomer.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Norman Christiansen)

Film Directors

There is one Film Director called Wilbur.

  • Crane Wilbur

    Crane Wilbur was an American writer, actor and director for stage, radio and screen. He was born on 17 November 1886 in Athens, New York.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Crane Wilbur)

Criminals

There is one Criminal called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur Crane Eveland

    Wilbur Crane "Bill" Eveland (1918 - January 2, 1990) was a World War II veteran, a CIA station chief, and critic of US foreign policy in the Middle East. His autobiographical book, Ropes of Sand (1980), details the many failures of the CIA vis-a-vis the Middle East during the Cold War.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Crane Eveland)

Cricket Players

There is one Cricket Player called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur Slabber

    Wilbur Slabber (born December 2, 1980) was a Namibian cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm offbreak bowler.... ( from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Slabber)

Bishops

There is one Bishop called Wilbur.

  • Wilbur Wong Yan Choy

    Wilbur Wong Yan Choy is a retired Bishop of the United Methodist Church, elected in 1972. He is the first Asian American elected a U.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Wilbur Wong Yan Choy)

Wilbur

Gender: usually male

Meaning: Trusted and Hostage

Origin: German

Lucky Number: Two

Popularity: Position 91 in 1913

Famous people

Fifteen Writers

Six Judges

Six Actors

Three Racing Car Drivers

Three Baseball Players

Three Basketball Players

Two Chemists

Two Conductors

Two Journalists

Two Presidents

Two Poets

One Trade Unionist

One Tennis Player

One Spy

One Soccer Player

One Playwright

One Physicist

One Physician

One Psychiatrist

One Philosopher

One Olympic Medalist

One Nobel Prize Winner

One Naturalist

One Motorbike Racer

One Astronomer

One Film Director

One Criminal

One Cricket Player

One Bishop