The name Wilda is a girl's name of German origin meaning "to strive". Wilda and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".
From the experts:
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.