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Gender: M Origin of Wilder: Surname or word name Wilder's Popularity in 2016: #723

New to the US Top 1000 in 2015, 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, born in 2007, via son Oliver.

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

Wilder was one of the 10 fastest-rising boys' names of 2016.

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Famous People Named Wilder

Rose Wilder Lane, American writer
Gene Wilder, American actor
Christopher Bernard Wilder, an Australian serial killer active in the USA in the 1980s
Wilder Penfield, Canadian neurosurgeon
Wilder Brooks Hudson (b. 2007), son of actor Oliver Hudson; grandson of actress Goldie Hawn
Wilder Davidson (b. 2011), son of actors Mary Stuart Masterson and Jeremy Davidson; twin of sister Clio
Wilder Towne Helberg (b. 2014), son of actor Simon Helberg
Wilder Frances Faison (b. 2015), daughter of Donald Faison & CaCee Cobb
Wilder Grace Leonard (b.2016), daughter of Alison Pill and Joshua Leonard
Wilder Mountain Honey Hurley, daughter of singer-songwriter Michael Hurley

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