Gender: Female Pronunciation: VILL-dah Meaning of Wilda: "to strive" Origin of Wilda: Variation of the word wild or German

Wilda Origin and Meaning

The name Wilda is a girl's name of German origin meaning "to strive".

Wilda (or Wylda) has two widely divergent images. Pronounced vill-da, it feels like a cousin of Hilda: a sturdy and none-too-attractive prairie settler. But you can also think of her as wild-ah, as in the feminine of wild and wilder.

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ambercat Says:


I keep thinking about this name being paired with a surname like Best or Beast.

ElsaAnne Says:


I much prefer the Will-da pronunciation, to the Wild-a pronunciation