Meaning and Origin of: Wilbur

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Bright desire
  • Teutonic : Bright resolve

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : variant spelling of Wilber.
  • Samuel Wilbur (also known as Wilbore and Wildbore) (c.1585–1656) is recorded in Boston, MA, before 1633 and purchased Boston Common in 1634. He and other religious exiles from MA purchased and settled Aquidneck Island (now RI) in 1637.