What does Othello mean?
Othello /oth-el-lo/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name. Othello's name origin is Old German, and Othello means "wealth". Othello is a version of Otto (Old German). Otwell is a conventional last name.
How popular is Othello?
Othello is an uncommon first name for men. Othello is an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Prominent related forms of Othello (not ranked) listed in the Top 1000 are Otto (#627 the previous year), Ottis, Otho, Otha and Odis. Variants like Odo are seldom used. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5166%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.0746%, 85.6% less), with the versions Odis, Otha, Otho, Ottis and Otto becoming somewhat dated. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Othello and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)