Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WIL-bər  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From an English surname that was originally derived from the nickname Wildbor meaning "wild boar" in Middle English. This name was borne by Wilbur Wright (1867-1912), one half of the Wright brothers, who together invented the first successful airplane. Wright was named after the Methodist minister Wilbur Fisk (1792-1839).


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Entry updated June 13, 2019