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Gender: M Meaning of Otis: "wealthy" Origin of Otis: German

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Otis has a double image: it's cool and bluesy a la Otis Redding, but also an upscale, high-society name of the past. Otis has real appeal for parents attracted to its catchy O initial and combination of strength and spunk.

Otis originally came into use as a tribute to the Revolutionary hero James Otis, and would be familiar to kids via the Disney film The Adventures of Milo and Otis.

Though well used at the turn of the last century, Otis has been off the charts since 1995, and now sounds like a fresh choice--it ranks at Number 104 on Nameberry. Celebs who have picked it include Tobey Maguire and Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis.

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Famous People Named Otis

Otis Redding, iconic American singer
Otis Williams, original member of The Temptations
Clark Otis Marsden, son of actor Jason Marsden
Otis Tobias Maguire, son of actor Tobey Maguire
Otis Elmer Monroe, grandfather of Marilyn Monroe
Otis Akio Shinoda, son of Linkin Park member Mike Shinoda
Otis Alexander Sudeikis, (b. 2014) son of actress Olivia Wilde and actor Jason Sudeikis

Pop Culture References for the Name Otis

Milo and Otis, movie
Otis, cow on Back at the Barnyard
Otis "Bad" Blake, from the movie "Crazy Heart"
Otis, Patricia's husband from The Walking Dead
Otis Hefter, from movie "Deep Impact"
Otis Campbell, town drunk on The Andy Griffith Show