Otis - boys name

Otis name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Otis name meaning:

The name Otis is derived from the Old English word "óte" which means "wealth" or "riches". It has a strong and masculine feel to it, and conveys a sense of power and prosperity. Otis is a name that has stood the test of time and remains popular today.

People with the name Otis are often seen as confident and ambitious individuals. They have a natural talent for acquiring wealth and success, and are not afraid to take risks to achieve their goals. Otis has a strong presence and exudes a sense of authority, making it a suitable choice for parents who want to raise a strong and independent boy.

Overall, the name Otis carries with it a sense of prosperity and success. It is a name that suggests a strong and confident personality, and is perfect for parents who want to give their son a name that reflects these qualities.

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

  • England (82)
  • Scotland (297)

Historical popularity of Otis

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