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What does Otis mean?

Otis Pronunciation of Otis 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, wealth


VARIANTS Oates, Otess, Ottis, Otys



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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)

Otis reached its peak position of #113 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is presently at #739. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Otis name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Ottis is the only other popular varying form of Otis (#739 IN 2018). These forms of Otis reached the height of their popularity in the 1900s (MEDIAN #361) and have become significantly less popular since, with forms like Otis becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Otis, Ottis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Otis and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Aris, Cris, Elis, Enis, Kris, Luis, Oaks, Obi, Obie, Ochs, Odie, Odin, Odis, Ofir, Olin, Orin, Orsis, Osip, Ostin, Ot, Ota, Otha, Otho, Otto, Ovid, Owin, Reis and Tris. These names tend to be less frequently used than Otis.

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