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What does Wilda mean?

Wilda /wil-da/ as a girls' name is of Old English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Wilda is "Untamed; willow tree".


Wilda has 3 variants: Awilda, Willda and Wylda.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Wilta, Wisda, ..

(male) Wilham, Wilwar, ..

How popular is Wilda?

Wilda is a very popular first name for females (#920 out of 4276, Top 21%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#50366 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Wilda for girls. Wilda reached its highest rank of #350 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilda name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wilda outside U.S.

Awilda is the only other prominent varying form of Wilda listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Wilda reached the top of their popularity 9 decades ago (usage of 0.03%), but now, the version Wilda has become less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilda, Awilda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wilda and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Wilda is alike in pronunciation to Alda, Aldea, Allda, Elda, Oleda, Walda, Wallda, Welda and Wellda. Other recommended names are Aida, Cinda, Gilda, Golda, Hilda, Hinda, Holda, Hulda, Hylda, Kelda, Lida, Linda, Milada, Minda, Nelda, Niada, Nilda, Nillda (see Nilda), Rida, Selda, Thilda, Tilda, Valda, Velda, Vida, Vieda, Wanda, Warda, Wenda, Willa, Willma, Willy, Wilma, Wilna, Wilona, Wina, Windy, Wonda, Wylma and Zelda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Wilda.