Otto - boys name

Otto name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Otto name meaning:

The name Otto has Germanic origins and is derived from the Old High German word "Odo" or "Odoht" which means "wealth" or "fortune". It is also connected to the word "ot", which means "prosperity" or "riches". As such, the name Otto carries a meaning related to abundance and prosperity.

Historically, the name Otto has been borne by several notable figures, including Otto von Bismarck, the first Chancellor of Germany, and Otto Frank, the father of famous diarist Anne Frank. This has contributed to the name Otto being associated with qualities such as leadership, strength, and intelligence.

In addition to its meaning, the name Otto has gained popularity due to its simplicity and timeless appeal. It is a classic name that has stood the test of time, remaining relevant and beloved throughout the years. Overall, the name Otto carries a positive and auspicious meaning, symbolizing wealth, prosperity, and a sense of accomplishment.

Origin: German

Born eighth or wealthy.


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Overall UK ranking: 162 out of 4789

326 recorded births last year

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  • Scotland (605)

Historical popularity of Otto

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