What does Otis mean?
Otis /otis/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old German and Old English origin, and the meaning of Otis is "wealth; son of Otto". Mostly American use, probably due to composer Otis Redding. Actor Otis Skinner.
How popular is Otis?
Otis is a very popular first name for males (#316 out of 1220, Top 26%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#4338 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Otis for boys. Otis reached its peak position of #121 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Ottis is the only other popular varying form of Otis. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.6065%) and have become significantly less popular since, with the forms Otis and Ottis becoming less trendy. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Otis and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Odis. Like Otis, this name is not frequently used.