Otto Origin and Meaning

The name Otto is a boy's name of German origin meaning "wealthy".

Otto is cool again. Long a quintessential Old Man Name, Otto has been promoted to trending darling of adventurous baby namers.

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. Off the Top 1000 from the mid-1970s until 2011, Otto is now headed straight uphill.

Otto Frank was the father of Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl who wrote her famous diary during her family's years in hiding from the Nazis during World War II. She was killed in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945 and her father Otto typed and edited the diary himself to prepare it for publication.

Otto Hightower is a character in the Game of Thrones universe, played by Rhys Ifans in the HBO prequel House of the Dragon.

Feminine forms of Otto include Ottoline, Ottilie, Odilia and Odette, all fashionable in the UK along with Otto itself.

# 281 in the US

Otto Rank in US Top 1000

# 43 on Nameberry

Otto Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Otto Popularity

Famous People Named Otto

  • Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck1st Chancellor of Germany
  • Otto von Habsburglast Crown Prince of Austria,Hungary
  • Otto IIV, Holy Roman Emperors
  • Otto Friedrich LudwigKing of Greece
  • Otto Wilhelm Luitpold Adalbert Waldemar von WittelsbachKing of Bavaria
  • Otto Heinrich FrankGerman,Swiss father of diarist Anne Frank
  • Otto Emil Plathfather of American writer Sylvia Plath
  • Otto Ludwig PremingerAustrian,American film director
  • Otto Everett GrahamAmerican NFL football player
  • Otto Jonesyounger brother of American actor Angus T. Jones
  • Otto WoodAmerican drummer of the band Waterparks
  • Otto ScheffGerman Olympic swimmer
  • Otto KlempererGerman,American conductor
  • Otto Gerhard WaalkesGerman comedian and actor
  • Otto WallachGerman chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Otto Fritz MeyerhofGerman physician; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Otto Heinrich WarburgGerman biochemist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Otto LoewiGerman pharmacologist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Otto SternGerman physicist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Otto HahnGerman chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Otto VoglAustrian,American chemist
  • Otto PorterAmerican basketball player
  • Otto Warmbierlate American student held hostage in North Korea
  • Otto KilcherAmerican reality TV star on "Alaska: The Last Frontier"; uncle of singer Jewel
  • Otto Patrick Dunstan (b. 2013)son of Australian youtubers Rohan and Chloe Dunstan (Life with Beans)

Otto in Pop Culture

  • Otto Rocketcharacter on animated series "Rocket Power"
  • Otto Maddoxmain character in film "RepoMan"
  • Otto Mannbus driver on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Otto Delaneycharacter on TV's "Sons of Anarchy"
  • Otto Kloppcharacter in Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan Series
  • Otto Octavius aka Doctor Octopusvillain in Spider,Man comics
  • Otto Osworthcharacter on the animated series Time Squad
  • Otto Flickcharacter on British TV series 'Allo 'Allo!
  • Otto Meyercharacter in the 1963 film "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
  • Ottotalking ferret in 2002 animated film "Barbie as Rapunzel"
  • OttoSarge's dog in comic strip "Beetle Bailey"
  • Otto Chriekvampire photographer from the "Discoworld" series by Terry Pratchett
  • Otto the Gorillacharacter in film "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto"
  • Otto the Autopilotthe blow,up autopilot doll in 1980 film Airplane!
  • Otto Westcharacter in the 1988 film "A Fish Called Wanda"
  • Otto Malpensethe main character in the H.I.V.E. series by Mark Walden
  • Otto "Unbreakable" Zandercharacter in video game series X,COM Enemy Unknown[4]
  • Otto the Orangemascot of Syracuse University
  • Ottocharacter in the game "Minecraft Story Mode"
  • Otto the AutoAAA's education program for elementary school aged kids

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