Ottilie

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Gender: F Pronunciation: ott-till-ee 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 of Katzenelnbogen, Margravine of Baden-Baden as wife of Christoph I
Ottilie Bondy (Jeitteles), Austrian suffragette, daughter of Alois Isidor Jeitteles
Ottilie Davida Assing, German feminist, freethinker, and abolitionist
Ottilie Ethel Leopoldine Herbert, birth name of Tilly Losch, Countess of Carnarvon, Austrian-American dancer and actress
Ottilie Wildermuth, German children's author
Ottilie Grete Abrahams, Namibian activist, politician and educator
Ottilie Metzger-Lattermann, German contralto
Ottilie Wilhelmine Roederstein, German-Swiss painter
Ottilie Sutro, American pianist, sister of Rose Sutro
Ottilie "Tilla" Durieux, Austrian actress
Ottilie "Ottla" Kafka, favourite sister of Franz Kafka
Ottilie Patterson, Irish male jazz singer

Pop Culture References for the name Ottilie

Ottilie's International Variations

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