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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wilde, Oscar Wilde, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wildenoun

    Irish writer and wit (1854-1900)


  1. Wildenoun

    A variant of Wild.

  2. Etymology: wilþijaz, whence also Old High German wildi, Old Norse villr


  1. Wilde

    Wilde is a surname.


  1. wilde

    Wilde is a surname of Irish origin, most famously associated with Oscar Wilde, a 19th-century writer and poet known for works like "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and "The Importance of Being Earnest." The term "wilde" itself does not have a common, general definition; its significance lies primarily in its association with specific individuals or entities.


  1. Wilde

    Wilde is a 1997 British biographical film directed by Brian Gilbert with Stephen Fry in the titular role. The screenplay by Julian Mitchell is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1987 biography of Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. WILDE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wilde is ranked #3332 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Wilde surname appeared 10,766 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Wilde.

    94.6% or 10,189 total occurrences were White.
    2.3% or 252 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 126 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 72 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 69 total occurrences were Black.
    0.5% or 58 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. wield

  2. wiled

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wilde in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wilde in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Wilde in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    Oscar Wilde: "I wish I had said that." Whistler: "You will, Oscar; you will.

  2. Perry Brass:

    Oscar Wilde said that the gods punish us in two ways: first, they don’t give us what we want, then, they do. He forgot the third way: we finally see the cost of getting it.

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    • A. articulate
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