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Gender: F Pronunciation: Ott-ill-ee, Oh-teh-lee Meaning of Ottilie: "prosperous in battle" Origin of Ottilie: Feminine variation of German OTTO,

Ottilie and its diminutive Ottiline are a pair of names heard among the British upper crust, but have rarely been seen here since the 1880's. Though it has German roots via Otto, Ottilie has a distinctively delicate French feel.

Ottilie does have a few cultural references: She is a key character in Goethe's Elective Affinities, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a poem called To Ottilie, Franz Kafka had a sister named Ottilie, and it is the name of the protagonist in the John Wyndom sci-fi story Random Quest.

Probably the best known Ottilie is the German journalist, abolitionist and feminist Ottilie Assing, who had a long involvement with fellow abolitionist Frederic Douglass.

Some attractive Ottilie relatives: Ottoline, Ottilia and Odile. And Ottilie has the adorable nicknames of Lottie and Tillie.

Famous People Named Ottilie

Ottilie Sutro - American pianist; sister of Rose Sutro
Ottilie Patterson - Irish jazz singer
Ottilie "Tilla" Durieux - Austrian actress
Ottilie "Ottla" Kafka - favourite sister of Franz Kafka

Pop Culture References for the name Ottilie

Ottilie's International Variations

Otilie (Czech) Otylia (Polish) Ottorina (Portuguese)