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Subject: Wilder
Author: Nanaea   (Authenticated as Nanaea)
Date: February 26, 2002 at 5:55:39 AM
Reply to: add this name by Robin
Wilder is mostly seen as a surname, and is still quite rare as a first name in the U.S. (there were only 21 boys given that name in the year 2000, according to the Social Security Administration).

The name can imply either of two meanings:

1) "a violent and undisciplined character, from the Middle English word "wild", meaning uncontrolled ("wilde" in Old English)."

2) "a person who lives on a patch of uncultivated land left in a state of nature".

-- Nanaea

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