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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wizard

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Wiz"ard
  1. A wise man; a sage.(Obs)"See how from far upon the eastern road The star-led wizardsMagi] haste with odors sweet!" [Milton.]
  2. One devoted to the black art; a magician; a conjurer; a sorcerer; an enchanter."The wily wizard must be caught." [Dryden.]

Etymology: Probably from wise + -ard

adjective Wiz"ard
  1. Enchanting; charming.
  2. Haunted by wizards."Where Deva spreads her wizard stream." [Milton.]
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  2. One who practices magic or sorcery
  3. Possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers ("wizard wands" and "wizardly powers")

From Middle English wys (“wise”) +‎ -ard.

  1. A man who uses (or has skill with) magic, mystic items, and magical and mystical practices.
  2. One who is especially skilled or unusually talented in a particular field.
    He was a financial , capable of predicting the movements of the stock markets.
  3. (computing) A computer program or script used to simplify complex operations, often for an inexperienced user.
    Use the "Add Network Connection" to connect to a network in a series of simple steps.
  4. (Internet) One of the administrators of a multi-user dungeon.
  5. (obsolete) A wiseman; a sage.

Notable Persons Named Wizard

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Wizard

Weather Wizard is a comics character.


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Cheech Wizard is a comics character.


Bruno was born in 1950.


Fun Facts about the name Wizard

  • When was the first name Wizard first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Wizard is Thursday, September 7th, 1950.
  • How unique is the name Wizard? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Wizard. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Wizard: Your name in reverse order is Draziw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Zwdari. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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