Meaning and name origin
Othello \o-thello, oth(el)-lo\ as a boy's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Othello is "wealth". Othello 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. Not consistently used as a given name.
Othello is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Othello and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Otto (#627). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).