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Wylder fierce and fearless baby name for boys. Although it originated as a topographical surname, Wylder has undergone a breakthrough as an ultra-modern given name. It has also retained its use as a place name. Wylder is the name of a commune in the region of Nord, France, and Wylder is also the name of an indie music group based in the Washington metropolitan region of the United States. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Wylder:

English: Untamed, wild, trapper, hunter

Origin of the name Wylder:

Wylder is a variation of the surname Wilder. This surname originated from the Middle English term wilde (meaning “untamed”). It was a topographical surname for people who lived near uncultivated land. In addition, surnames Wylder and Wilder are both related the English place names (such the towns named Wyld located in Berkshire and Dorset). The place name Wyld descends from the Old English element wil (meaning “trap” or “ensnare”). In this context, Wylder was an occupational surname for people who worked as trappers or lived near hunting grounds.

Symbolism of the name Wylder:

Wylder is an alternative spelling of Wilder (meaning “untamed”). In England, Wylder was a topographical surname for people who lived near uncultivated land or worked as trappers or hunters. The quintessential symbol for people with this topographical and occupational surname was the beaver hat.

Style of the name Wylder:

Modern

Gender of the name Wylder:

Wylder is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Wylder:

WIEL-dər

Number of syllables in the name Wylder:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Wylder:

The name Wylder evokes feelings of willpower and self-worth.

Alternative spellings for the name Wylder:

Nicknames for the name Wylder:

  • Wylde
  • Wild
  • Wylie

Popularity of the name Wylder:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Wylder was the 1,215th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Wylder:

Great middle names for Wylder and their meanings:

  • Anders (masculine, manly, strong)
  • Axel (my father is peace)
  • Connor (wise hunter, friend of hounds)
  • Ennis (island, first choice)
  • Floyd (grey-haired, wise)
  • Grayson (son of the steward)
  • Julien (youthful, downy)
  • Mike (who is like God)
  • Ryan (little king
  • Toby (God is good)
  • Zane (grace, beauty)

Famous people with the name Wylder:

  • Wylder Follett (reality television personality)
  • Wylder Keane (musician and son of composer Brian Keane)
  • Wylder Tallman (biologist)
  • Wylder Thames (actor)
  • Wylder Tomlinson (animator)

Wylder in popular culture:

  • Wylder (commune in the region of Nord, France)
  • Wyldermusic group originating in the DMV region of the United States)