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Gender: M Origin of Wilder: Surname or word name Wilder's Popularity in 2015: #964

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.

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
Wilder Frances Faison, daughter of Donald Faison & CaCee Cobb
Wilder Mountain Honey, daughter of US musician Michael Hurley
Wilder Helberg (b. 2014), son of American actor Simon Helberg
Wilder Grace Leonard (b.2016), daughter of Alison Pill and Joshua Leonard

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