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For other uses, see Wilde (disambiguation).
Family name
Meaning "high spirited, a leader"; "a person worth of high respect, dictator"; (descriptive)
"person who has attained a higher form"; "from an area of educated beings: a classist" (residential)
Region of origin England
Language(s) of origin Old English
Related names Whilde, Wylde, Wyldes, Weald, Weild, Weld, Welds, Wyeld, Wield
Footnotes: Frequency Comparisons[1]

Wilde is a surname, and may refer to:

In academia[edit]

In the arts[edit]


  • Eduardo Wilde (1844–1913), Argentine politician, writer, and physician
  • Fran Wilde (born 1948), New Zealand politician
  • John Wilde (1590–1669), English lawyer and politician
  • Louis J. Wilde (1865–1924), American banker and Republican politician

In sports[edit]

  • Jimmy Wilde (1892–1969), Welsh world boxing champion
  • Walter Wilde (1908–1968), Somerset cricketer
  • Erin Wilde (1992-current), Noranda Wolves Football Club Champion


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wilde Surname at Forebears". Forebears. Retrieved 2015-01-03.