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What does Wilde mean?

Wilde Pronunciation of Wilde [wilde] as a name for boys is of German derivation, and the name Wilde means "hunter". Wilde is a variant form of Wilder (German): occupational name for someone who traps.

Associated with: hunter.


Wilde has 1 variant: Wild.

Creative forms:
(male) Welde, Wolde, ..

(female) Wildet, Wildy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wilde Jaxson (W.J.), ..

How popular is Wilde?

Wilde is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#3210 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Wilder (#964 last year) is the only prominent varying form of Wilde (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this form of Wilde was widespread in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Wilde is alike in pronunciation to Wald. Other recommended names are Gide, Wade, Walden, Walder, Waldi, Waldo, Warde, Wayde, Welden, Wil, Wilber, Wilek, Wiley, Wilkes, Wilkie, Will, Willem, Willes, Willet, Willey, Willi, Willie, Wills, Willy, Wilmer, Wole, Wolfe, Wulfe and Wylie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Wilde.

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