Meaning:War-fortress; Ditch
Wilberforce is a unique and interesting boy’s name. With Old English origins, Wilberforce is both a surname and given name made up of the name Wilburh, meaning “war-fortress,” and foss, meaning “ditch.” Feeling somewhat wild and untamed, this original choice is sure to help baby feel right at home whether they are playing in the mud or in a stately home. Most notably, this name is associated with the British philanthropist and politician William Wilberforce, who was a leader in the movement to abolish the slave trade in the 1700s.

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