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Gender: M Origin of Wilder: Surname or word name

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Though it hasn't yet appeared in the Top 1000, Wilder is on many parents' possibility lists, one of the new generation of bad boy names growing in popularity. Wilder got a big boost in interest through Goldie Hawn's grandson via son Oliver, born in 2007.

Wilder is more familiar as a surname, borne by such notables as authors Laura Ingalls and Thornton, composer Alec, director Billy, actor Gene, and Douglas Wilder, the first African-American to be elected Governor of Virginia.

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Famous People Named Wilder

Wilder Penfield, Canadian neurosurgeon
Gene Wilder, American actor
Wilder Hudson, grandson of Goldie Hawn and son of Oliver Hudson
Laura Ingalls Wilder, American writer
Wilder Towne Helberg, son of American actor Simon Helberg

Pop Culture References for the Name Wilder

Jack Wilder, illusionist from the movie 'Now You See Me'
Wilder, from the movie "The Accidental Husband"
Zelos Wilder, a redheaded ladies' man in video game Tales of Symphonia
Wilder, A psionic character class in Dungeons and Dragons