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Meaning and name origin

Ota \o-ta\ as a boy's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ota is "wealth". Ota is a variant of Otto (Old German): common in English-speaking countries until Otto von Bismarck's German armies became threateningly powerful in the early 20th century. A given name for baby boys that is rarely used.


Ota is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#19018 out of 88799, Top 21%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ota and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Otto (#627). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Otto in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Otto outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ota is also pronounced similarly to Itai. Other suggested similar baby names are Odo, Ohad, Ola, Ot, Otha and Otho. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ota.