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What does Othello mean?

Othello /oth-el-lo/ as a boys' name. Othello's name origin is Old German, and Othello means "wealth". Othello is a version of Otto (Old German) with the prefix Oth-.

Associated with: wealth


Othello has 1 alternative form via Otto: Otho.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Othelle, Othelos, ..

(female) Otheli, Othol, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent related forms of Othello (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Otto (#627 from current records) and Otho. These forms of Othello were favored as baby names 134 years ago (usage of 0.26%) and are now significantly less common (usage 0.02%, 92% less). Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Othello and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Otho, Otto in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Capello, Fidello, Odell, Onjello, Orvell (see Orville), Orvelle, Oswell, Otildo (see Odilo), Ottildo (see Odilo), Rafello, Raphello (see Raphael) and Ronello. These names tend to be more frequently used than Othello.