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.