Gender: Male Origin of Wilder: Surname or word name Wilder's Popularity in 2018: #523

Wilder Origin and Meaning

The name Wilder is a boy's name of English origin.

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 and is on its way to becoming one of the hottest baby names starting with W.

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fearlessfirefly Says:


I'm considering this as a first name for a boy. I love it! It's handsome and unique.