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What does Othello mean?

Othello Pronunciation of Othello [oth-el-lo] as a boys' name is an Old German name, and Othello means "wealth". Othello is a version of Otto (Old German).

Associated with: wealth.


1 alternative form via Otto: Otho.

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

(female) Otheli, Othol, ..

Middle name pairings:
Othello Lazarus (O.L.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Othello (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Otto (#543 from current records) and Otho. These forms of Othello were favored as baby names 135 years ago (usage of 0.26%) and are now significantly less common (usage 0.03%, 90% less). (2015 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.

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