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Wilder meaning and name origin
Wilder \wi(l)-der\ as a boy's name is of German origin, and the meaning of Wilder is "hunter". Occupational name for someone who traps or kills wild animals. Playwrights Thornton Wilder, Oscar Wilde.
Wilder has 2 variant forms: Wild and Wilde.
Baby names that sound like Wilder are Walder, Elder, Fielder and Walter.
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Popularity of Wilder
Wilder is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#848 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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