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Gender: Male Meaning of Otto: "wealthy" Origin of Otto: German Otto's Popularity in 2017: #478

The name Otto is a boy's name of German origin meaning "wealthy". Otto is ranked #478 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Old Man Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia - with middles!".

From the experts:

Cutting-edge parents have revived this German name a la Oscar.

Like most German-Names">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 Eduard Leopold von Bismarck, 1st Chancellor of Germany
Otto von Habsburg, last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary
Otto I-IV, Holy Roman Emperors
Otto Friedrich Ludwig, King of Greece
Otto Wilhelm Luitpold Adalbert Waldemar von Wittelsbach, King of Bavaria
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 Wood, American drummer of the band Waterparks
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
Otto Hahn, German chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Otto Vogl, Austrian-American chemist
Otto Porter, American basketball player
Otto Warmbier, late American student held hostage in North Korea
Otto Kilcher, American 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)

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 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, character in the game "Minecraft Story Mode"
Otto the Auto, AAA's education program for elementary school aged kids

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)