Wilde

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Wilde
Language(s) Old English
Origin
Region of origin England
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)[citation needed]
Other names
Variant(s) Whilde, Wylde, Wyldes, Weald, Weild, Weld, Welds, Wyeld, Wield
Footnotes: Frequency Comparisons[1]

Wilde is a surname. Notable people with the name include:

Real people[edit]

In arts and entertainment[edit]

In film, television, and theatre[edit]

In music[edit]

  • Andrew Wilde (pianist) (born 1965), English classical pianist
  • Danny Wilde (musician) (born 1956), American musician and founding member of The Rembrandts
  • David Wilde (born 1935), British pianist and composer
  • Jinian Wilde, British singer, part of Uniting Nations and other musical projects
  • Kim Wilde (born 1960), British pop singer and pop culture figure
  • Marty Wilde (born 1939), British rock and roll singer and actor; father of Kim and Ricky Wilde
  • Ricky Wilde (born 1961), British songwriter, musician, and record producer
  • Wilbur Wilde (born 1955), Australian saxophonist

In other arts[edit]

  • Eduardo Wilde (1844–1913), Argentine politician, writer, and physician
  • Jane Francesca Agnes, Lady Wilde (1821–1896), Irish political activist, poet, and folklorist; mother of Oscar Wilde
  • John Wilde (1919–2006), American painter associated with Magic Realism
  • Liz Wilde (born 1971), American radio personality
  • Nurit Wilde (born 1971), Israeli-born photographer, socialite, and occasional actress
  • Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Irish writer

In government, law, and politics[edit]

In sport[edit]

In other fields[edit]


See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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