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Otis

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How popular is the baby name Otis in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 88 0 88
1881 89 0 89
1882 116 0 116
1883 89 0 89
1884 107 0 107
1885 89 0 89
1886 99 0 99
1887 97 0 97
1888 116 0 116
1889 121 5 116
1890 119 0 119
1891 97 0 97
1892 133 7 126
1893 124 0 124
1894 129 0 129
1895 133 0 133
1896 124 0 124
1897 142 9 133
1898 187 8 179
1899 192 7 185 #94 boy name
1900 227 15 212
1901 127 0 127
1902 179 10 169
1903 173 5 168
1904 187 6 181
1905 221 5 216 #99 boy name
1906 191 7 184
1907 206 7 199
1908 251 8 243
1909 276 9 267 #100 boy name
1910 304 19 285
1911 311 9 302
1912 535 13 522
1913 571 14 557
1914 722 13 709
1915 917 16 901
1916 930 22 908
1917 926 14 912
1918 945 9 936
1919 950 19 931
1920 1,056 25 1,031
1921 1,028 27 1,001
1922 1,007 19 988
1923 917 13 904
1924 1,029 18 1,011
1925 975 14 961
1926 891 16 875
1927 933 32 901
1928 903 18 885
1929 813 17 796
1930 844 15 829
1931 745 15 730
1932 827 14 813
1933 768 14 754
1934 784 15 769
1935 741 13 728
1936 711 11 700
1937 696 15 681
1938 727 9 718
1939 737 9 728
1940 668 6 662
1941 744 9 735
1942 748 10 738
1943 756 13 743
1944 767 9 758
1945 719 11 708
1946 796 14 782
1947 884 16 868
1948 857 11 846
1949 827 12 815
1950 843 11 832
1951 821 0 821
1952 759 9 750
1953 769 6 763
1954 756 6 750
1955 734 12 722
1956 717 13 704
1957 668 6 662
1958 668 5 663
1959 624 6 618
1960 565 10 555
1961 558 14 544
1962 484 9 475
1963 519 7 512
1964 544 13 531
1965 472 0 472
1966 427 6 421
1967 421 7 414
1968 507 9 498
1969 539 6 533
1970 505 9 496
1971 423 7 416
1972 385 6 379
1973 380 9 371
1974 309 0 309
1975 330 0 330
1976 327 5 322
1977 301 0 301
1978 297 0 297
1979 329 0 329
1980 296 0 296
1981 269 0 269
1982 254 0 254
1983 205 0 205
1984 218 0 218
1985 203 0 203
1986 213 0 213
1987 194 0 194
1988 192 0 192
1989 192 0 192
1990 213 0 213
1991 184 0 184
1992 155 0 155
1993 149 0 149
1994 138 0 138
1995 114 0 114
1996 115 0 115
1997 111 0 111
1998 104 0 104
1999 84 0 84
2000 97 0 97
2001 115 0 115
2002 82 0 82
2003 78 0 78
2004 80 0 80
2005 104 0 104
2006 107 0 107
2007 111 0 111
2008 120 0 120
2009 131 0 131
2010 122 0 122
2011 143 0 143
2012 180 0 180
2013 176 0 176
2014 203 0 203
2015 263 0 263

Want to know about the popularity of the Otis baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 58,134 babies born with the name Otis in the United States. That's more than enough Otis to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 88 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Otis" was in 1920 with a total of 1,031 babies. (That's a lot of baby Otis)

According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Otis" ranks #55 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 112 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1921. Across the entire United States a total of 1,028 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Otis" mean? The list below shows the origins of Otis as well as things modernly associated with the name Otis such as celebrities named Otis.

Origin and Meaning of Otis

The name "Otis" is of English origin, and it means "Wealth". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖O"tis
A genus of birds including certain of the bustards.

Etymology: L., a kind of bustard, Gr. �

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Type genus of the Otididae: European bustard
  2. United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)

Otis Redding

Otis Redding is a singer-songwriter and musician specializing in soul and R&B music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1958 to 1967. Otis was born in 1941 as Otis Ray Redding, Jr. in Dawson, Georgia, U.S.

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Otis Sistrunk

Otis Sistrunk is a gridiron football person. Otis was born in 1946 in Columbus, Georgia, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Otis

Otis College Of Art And Design
Otis Elevator
Otis Jay Z
Otis Moss Iii
Otis Spunkmeyer
Otis Michigan
Otis Williams

Alternative Meanings

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

Your name in reverse order is "Sito". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Tios". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Otis born Jun 21, 1994

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 1325. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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