Heartoh-TILL-ee-eh, OT-ill-ee
German, French
"prosperous in battle"

Ottilie Origin and Meaning

The name Ottilie is girl's name of French origin meaning "prosperous in battle".
Ottilie is trending in the UK, where the pronounced T helps the name sound pretty and delicate, ala Amelie. Ottilie is less popular in the US, where many Americans pronounce it as a near-homonym for "oddly".

Ottilie and its diminutive Ottiline are a pair of names heard among the British upper crust, but have rarely been seen here since the 1880s. 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 Lottie and Tillie.

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Famous People Named Ottilie

  • Ottilie of KatzenelnbogenMargravine of Baden,Baden as wife of Christoph I
  • Ottilie Bondy (Jeitteles)Austrian suffragette, daughter of Alois Isidor Jeitteles
  • Ottilie Davida AssingGerman feminist, freethinker, and abolitionist
  • Ottilie Ethel Leopoldine Herbertbirth name of Tilly Losch, Countess of Carnarvon, Austrian,American dancer and actress
  • Ottilie WildermuthGerman children's author
  • Ottilie Grete AbrahamsNamibian activist, politician and educator
  • Ottilie MetzgerLattermann, German contralto
  • Ottilie Wilhelmine RoedersteinGerman,Swiss painter
  • Ottilie SutroAmerican pianist, sister of Rose Sutro
  • Ottilie "Tilla" DurieuxAustrian actress
  • Ottilie "Ottla" Kafkafavourite sister of Franz Kafka
  • Ottilie PattersonIrish jazz singer