Otto

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Gender: M Meaning of Otto: "wealthy" Origin of Otto: German Otto's Popularity in 2015: #543

Cutting-edge parents have revived this German name a la Oscar: it was an on-the-rise choice in the US and UK in 2015

Like most German names, Otto fell out of favor during and after the two World Wars--it had been a Top 100 name in the years preceding. And there were some distinguished Ottos before the imperial image of Prussian Otto von Bismark colored the name. Otto the Great is generally considered the founder of the Holy Roman Empire and there were several German and Austrian royals with the name.

Othello is actually a diminutive of Otto.

Famous People Named Otto

Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck, 1st Chancellor of Germany
Otto von Habsburg, last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary
Otto I-IV, Holy Roman Emperors
Otto, King of Greece (Otto Friedrich Ludwig)
Otto, King of Bavaria (Otto Wilhelm Luitpold Adalbert Waldemar von Wittelsbach)
Otto Heinrich Frank, German-Swiss father of diarist Anne Frank
Otto Emil Plath, father of American writer Sylvia Plath
Otto Ludwig Preminger, Austrian-American film director
Otto Everett Graham, American NFL football player
Otto Jones, younger brother of American actor Angus T. Jones
Otto Scheff, German Olympic swimmer
Otto Klemperer, German-American conductor
Otto Gerhard Waalkes, German comedian and actor
Otto Wallach, German chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German physician; winner of the Nobel Prize
Otto Heinrich Warburg, German biochemist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Otto Loewi, German pharmacologist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Otto Stern, German physicist; winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics
Otto Hahn, German chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Otto Vogl, Austrian-American chemist

Pop Culture References for the name Otto

Otto Rocket, character on animated series "Rocket Power"
Otto Maddox, main character in film "RepoMan"
Otto Mann, bus driver on TV's "The Simpsons"
Otto Delaney, character on TV's "Sons of Anarchy"
Otto Klopp, character in Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan Series
Otto Octavius aka Doctor Octopus, villain in Spider-Man comics
Otto Osworth, character on the animated series Time Squad
Otto Flick, character on British TV series 'Allo 'Allo!
Otto Mann, character on the animated TV series The Simpsons.
Otto Meyer, character in the 1963 film "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
Otto, talking ferret in 2002 animated film "Barbie as Rapunzel"
Otto, Sarge's dog in comic strip "Beetle Bailey"
Otto the Gorilla, character in film "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto"
Otto the Autopilot, the blow-up autopilot doll in 1980 film Airplane!
Otto West, character in the 1988 film "A Fish Called Wanda"
Otto Malpense, the main character in the H.I.V.E. series by Mark Walden
Otto "Unbreakable" Zander, character in video game series X-COM Enemy Unknown[4]
Otto the Orange, mascot of Syracuse University
Otto Normalverbraucher, German name for an average man
Otto, character in the game "Minecraft Story Mode"

Otto's International Variations

Audr, Odo (Norwegian) Oto, Otman, Otilio, Tilo (Spanish) Otton, Oton, Tonek, Onek, Otek (Polish) Otho, Ottomar, Ottocar, Otfried (German) Ottone, Otello (Italian) Otik (Czech) Othon, Odon (French)