Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English (British)
Pronounced Pron. WHY-ld
Other Forms FormsWild, Wilde, Wildee, Wildes
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Contributor Contrib.ectosucc on 6/6/2019
It is a nickname for a person who was of wild or undisciplined character. Looking back even further, the name was originally derived from the Old English word "wilde," meaning "untamed" or "uncivilized."There may be a Norman connection in that some references refer the name as a variant of the French Le Sauvage.