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Wilbur is the pig in "Charlotte's Web."
breakofday  12/16/2005
Great for a dog's name, okay-ish for a person's name.
bschoer10  5/18/2006
Wilbur Wright was one of the Wright Brothers who made the first airplane.
― Anonymous User  10/29/2006
Wilbur Robinson from Meet the Robinsons bears the same name. Cool name should be more popular.
LadyShelle  4/8/2007
Wilbur was among the top 1,000 for boys in the United States from the 1880s to the 1970s, with its peak of popularity being in 1910 (96th position). I don't really like this name, to be honest, and I cannot see it making a comeback any time soon. It looks like E. B. White was right to give this name to the pig (in its literal meaning) in his novel Charlotte's Web, which may have contributed to its unpopularity in recent decades.  7/25/2007
Not really a fan of this mainly American but now old-fashioned name. I think it's uncool.  8/30/2007
WILBUR ROBINSON! from the movie "Meet the Robinsons". Yayy! I love him so much!
libbygirl  1/19/2008
Wilbur is the title character in William Joyce's book, "A Day with Wilbur Robinson;" the book upon which the Disney film "Meet the Robinsons" is based.
Atarah Derek  2/29/2008
This sounds like a great-grandfather name. Very dated indeed. I don't really like the second syllable.
slight night shiver  5/13/2008
To me this name sounds country and goosish. It also reminds me of a simple old guy - not that I have anything against old guys. If we're fortunate we'll all live to a ripe old age. It just sounds so dated. I can't believe it was in the top 1,000 in the 70's. Well, differences are what add variety and spice to the world, so if you like this name ok.
KayeKiLa  8/13/2008
This name can also be spelled Wilber, as in Wilber Pan, a Chinese R&B singer.
LMS  11/23/2008
This name is so hideous! I'm glad E. B. White used it on the pig in Charlotte's Web! A human child would be teased with this name.
bananarama  5/2/2010
I love this name and it's cute but sounds like a pig from Charlotte's Web.
― Anonymous User  5/18/2013
I will always associate this name as a surname WAY more than a first or middle since it happens to be my surname! (Spelled wilber though.)

Wilber/Wilbur does have that vintage feel to it though.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2014
Could also be spelled as Wilber

Wilbur: meaning wild boar.
Wilber: the same thing?
ThatMazerunnerfan  7/13/2014
My surname, only spelled as 'Wilber' instead

Wilbur means 'wild boar' (:
ThatMazerunnerfan  9/11/2014
The name of Lewis' son from Meet the Robinsons. :) It has such a cute and innocent feel to it, and it's so much better than the popular Jayden or Braden!
lilpimpteller  4/23/2015
I won't deny that the name looks nice written out, but... this is one dated, old-guy name in the United States. It will take a long time before this name shakes that association!

Which is a shame, because it's a nice alternative to the nice, but overused, William.
erb816  8/31/2015
The name Wilbur was given to 29 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
Wilbur Ross is an American investor who is the United States Secretary of Commerce since February 28, 2017. He has some experience buying bankrupt companies and later selling them after improving their operations.
― Anonymous User  10/6/2017
This is a very cute and underrated boy's name!
thezenithofnadir  4/13/2018

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