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What does Wild mean?

Wild Pronunciation of Wild [wild] as a name for boys has its root in German, and the meaning of the name Wild is "hunter". Wild is a variant form of Wilder (German): occupational name for someone who traps.

Associated with: hunter.


Wild has 1 variant: Wilde.

Creative forms:
(male) Walld, Welld, ..

(female) Wilo, Wily, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wild Josef (W.J.), ..

How popular is Wild?

Wild is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#4030 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Wilder (#964 from recent data) is the only popular variation form of Wild (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000. This form of Wild was at the apex of its popularity in 2015 (usage of 0.01%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilder in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Wild is alike in pronunciation to Aled, Ewald and Wald. Other suggested similar names are Bald, Field, Keld, Waldi, Waldo, Walid, Walt, Ward, Wick, Wil, Wilek, Wiley, Will, Willi, Wills, Willy, Wim, Win, Winn, Witold, Witt, Wole, Wolf and Wulf. These names tend to be more commonly used than Wild.

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