Otis - boys name

Otis name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Otis name meaning:

Origin: German

The name Otis has a couple of possible origins. The most commonly cited is from Old German where it is taken to mean 'wealthy'.

Another derivation is from the Greek, where otis refers to the ear. From here the meaning has been expanded to 'having a good ear' - whether that be for advice or for music.

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Overall UK ranking: 81 out of 4789

737 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (297)

Historical popularity of Otis

The graph below shows the popularity of the boys's name Otis from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Otis in 2023