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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ott-till-ee Meaning of Ottilie: "prosperous in battle" Origin of Ottilie: Feminine variation of German OTTO,

The name Ottilie is a girl's name of French origin meaning "prosperous in battle". Ottilie and is often added to lists like Best Girl Names Starting with Vowels and discussed in our forums with posts like "Best name or combo from previous poster's signature!".

From the experts:

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.

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Popularity

Ottilie is #69 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Ottilie

Pop Culture References for the name Ottilie

Ottilie's International Variations

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

Comments

Renee5322 Says:

2019-05-23T20:10:05

Okay, I absolutely adore this name. It's much better than Kinsley, Tinley, Paislee, and all those other cutesy-poo names gaining popularity. I'm shocked this isn't in the top 1000 yet, but I'm sure it will be in the next couple years.

snowsbeloved Says:

2019-03-30T16:31:27

Otilia or Odette are options too. Same root, from Otto, but different images. Otilia is so romantic and feminine, in the Ophelia vein. Odette is more dainty and ballerina-like.

snowsbeloved Says:

2019-03-30T16:27:00

My grandma was born in Northern Mexico. Her name was Otilia (pronounced O-teel-yuh). But she went by Tila and sometimes Tillie/Tilly.

autumnreverie Says:

2018-02-15T18:51:05

What happened?

Starelli Says:

2017-12-27T18:03:19

I see Attila when I read this name. Like the Hun.

Mhill46 Says:

2017-02-08T19:55:08

The more I say this name, the more I fall in love with it. I can just imagine a little "Tilly" running around my house.

roseofjune Says:

2016-12-21T18:16:29

Space Ottilie by David Bowie

Fluffykitten101 Says:

2016-09-22T19:25:13

A new name crush! One of the few names that actually sounds better with my accent ...

abertawe Says:

2016-08-19T16:02:11

OTT uses a short ah sound, at least the way I say 'ah'. Rhyming with the 'a' sound in almond

lizway Says:

2016-08-05T06:27:21

I don't like this... Not my style, sadly, because the meaning is so cool.

ChantilleElla Says:

2016-04-14T04:54:47

I agree completely. I can't think of anyone except her when I hear Ottilie.

TulliaCicero Says:

2016-01-19T19:47:12

Pronunciation differs depending on what country/region one is from, I guess...I pronounce this name "Aht-ihl-ee." The O is a short O (I think)...does anyone pronounce this "Oht-ihl-ee"?

Impwood Says:

2015-12-04T21:01:39

I really love this name, but it's so stylish here.
Anyway, if I did ever use it, I would use the nn Tilie or Otter.

Impwood Says:

2015-12-04T21:00:35

But there's no ah sound. It's "OTT-il-ee".

CarolAnn Says:

2015-07-02T13:34:16

In central Europe, where we currently live, it's Otylie and pronounced Oh-teel-yuh (like Ophelia, but with a T). I love the name with that pronunciation!

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-30T09:33:02

Different

headintheclouds Says:

2015-06-21T22:10:37

Ottilie is one of the Nameberry obsessions I've never gotten on board with. It sounds like "Oh, Tilly!" to my ears, and reminds me of the word cotillion, probably because I imagine an Ottilie to be a snobbish type of finishing-school-attending rich spoilt princess. Better to just stick to the male version Otto.

Sorceress Says:

2015-03-20T10:57:52

Love Ottilie, but love Lottie more!

Sorceress Says:

2015-03-20T10:57:09

I loved Ottilie and her style inspired me. I started to like this name because of her... I still hope she wasn't troll.

steampunkleo Says:

2014-12-13T12:35:33

Australians tend to do this as well.

raevynstar Says:

2014-11-23T12:21:32

The former member of this site who was very controversial. Her username was Ottilie...so I can't like this name.

Catastroffy Says:

2014-11-23T11:41:51

This has a funny sound, but it is still intriguing to me. Ottilie. Huhm.

bluedahlia Says:

2014-10-14T20:42:04

Gorgeous name that is becoming quite hip in the UK

faithnamer Says:

2014-09-21T15:45:51

You must sound very English when you talk then, Theodora! ;)

ottertails Says:

2014-09-21T07:10:04

Love the name, especially with the Ott-ih-lee pronunciation.

SparkleNinja18 Says:

2014-09-20T19:49:10

Lol I don't. I still love this name. Great way to get to the nickname Tillie which I've been loving recently.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-09-20T17:13:54

I'm American, and I always take care to pronounce my Ts distinctly from my Ds.

helenlouise Says:

2014-09-20T16:38:47

that must be an american pronunciation then, with the Ts pronouced Ds? Because other than that I can't hear oddly. Its similar to how we have "nursery" here rather than "kindergarten", so hearing the latter pronounced in films means that EVERYONE here will pronounce it kindergarden.

faithnamer Says:

2014-09-18T22:07:59

Does anyone else hear the word "oddly" when they say this? I really want to like this name because it looks adorable, but that always trips me up..

The_Supernatural_Hufflepuff Says:

2014-09-18T21:33:46

Thank you :)

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-09-18T19:25:04

OTT-ih-lee. Short O, as in Otter

The_Supernatural_Hufflepuff Says:

2014-09-18T19:08:16

How is this name pronounced?

ldougie Says:

2014-08-24T21:27:26

I don't like the ah sound in a girl's name! That's just me though