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Gender: M Meaning of Otto: "wealthy" Origin of Otto: German Otto's Popularity in 2013: #696

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Cutting-edge parents have revived this German name a la Oscar: it was an on-the-rise choice for 2013.

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.

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Famous People Named Otto

Otto von Bismarck, 19th-century German politician
Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank
Otto Emil Plath, father of American writer Sylvia Plath
Otto Graham, former American football player
Otto, younger brother of American actor Angus T. Jones

Pop Culture References for the Name Otto

Otto Rocket from kids TV show "Rocket Power" and brother to Reggie Rocket
The main character from the '80s cult film "RepoMan" was a punk rocker named Otto.
Otto from "The Simpsons"
Otto from "Sons of Anarchy"
Otto Klopp from Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan Series

Otto's International Variations

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