English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Wylde Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Sutton Coldfield

Historical Forms

  • le Wylde 1537 CorpRec
  • le Wyle 1544–7 ECP
  • Wyld 1586 Recov
  • the Wild 1667 HT


Wylde Green is le Wylde 1537 CorpRec, le Wyle 1544–7 ECP, Wyld 1586Recov , the Wild 1667HT . The forms are too late for any certainty but we probably have a substantival use of the common adjective 'wild' to denote some wild area.