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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Otto

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ot"to
See Attar.
Wiktionary

From German Otto, short form of compound names beginning with Germanic od-,ot- "wealth, riches" (cognate of English Ed-).

  1. A male given name.

Otto was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Otto

Otto von Bismarck was a Chancellor of Germany, Minister President of Prussia, Chancellor of the North German Confederation, Foreign Minister of Prussia, List of Chancellors of Germany, and List of foreign ministers of Prussia. He holds the title Phonograph recording of Bismarck's voice. Otto was born on April 1st, 1815 in Schönhausen. He breathed his last breath on July 30th, 1898.

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Adolf Eichmann was a 25, obersturmbannführer, and 25px ss-obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel). Adolf was given the name Otto Adolf Eichmann on March 19th, 1906. Adolf is also known as Ricardo Klement. He passed away on June 1st, 1962.

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Otto Skorzeny is a military person. His military service ended in 1945.

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Otto von Habsburg was a Member of the European Parliament for Germany. He holds the title Crown Prince of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia, of Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Galizia, Lodomeria, and Illyria. Otto was born as the child of Charles I of Austria and Zita of Bourbon-Parma on November 20th, 1912 in Reichenau an der Rax. He passed away on July 4th, 2011.

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Otto Frank was a banker and spice merchant. Otto was given the name Otto Heinrich Frank on May 12th, 1889 in Frankfurt. He breathed his last breath on August 19th, 1980.

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He was most prominent from 962 to 973. Otto was born as the child of Henry the Fowler and Matilda of Ringelheim on November 23rd, 0912 in possibly Wallhausen, East Francia. He passed away on May 7th, 0973.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Otto

Miranda Otto is an actress and actor. Her ongoing career started in 1986. Miranda was born on December 16th, 1967 in Brisbane, Australia.

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Otto was royalty. He was most active from 1832 to 1862. Otto was born as the child of Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on June 1st, 1815 in Salzburg. He passed away on July 26th, 1867.

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Nikolaus August Otto was an engineer. Nikolaus was born on June 10th, 1832 in Holzhausen an der Haide. He passed away on January 26th, 1891.

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John Otto is a nu metal, alternative metal, alternative rock, and rap metal musician. He plays Drum kit, Percussion instrument, Synthesizer, Orange County Drum, Percussion, and Avedis Zildjian Company. His most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to 1994. John was born on March 22nd, 1977 in Edmonton.

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Rudolf Otto was a writer. Rudolf was born on September 25th, 1869 in Peine. He left this life on March 6th, 1937.

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Frei Otto was an architect. Frei was born on May 31st, 1925 in Siegmar, Germany. He died on March 9th, 2015.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 271 0 271 #63 boy name
1881 221 0 221 #69 boy name
1882 252 0 252 #69 boy name
1883 240 0 240 #66 boy name
1884 288 0 288 #65 boy name
1885 263 0 263 #69 boy name
1886 270 0 270 #68 boy name
1887 253 0 253 #67 boy name
1888 312 0 312 #66 boy name
1889 309 0 309 #65 boy name
1890 267 0 267 #68 boy name
1891 279 5 274 #65 boy name
1892 280 5 275 #74 boy name
1893 257 0 257 #73 boy name
1894 270 0 270 #74 boy name
1895 283 0 283 #69 boy name
1896 256 6 250 #80 boy name
1897 234 0 234 #78 boy name
1898 259 0 259 #80 boy name
1899 174 0 174
1900 199 0 199
1901 156 0 156
1902 192 0 192
1903 166 0 166
1904 161 0 161
1905 172 0 172
1906 173 0 173
1907 170 0 170
1908 177 0 177
1909 180 0 180
1910 200 0 200
1911 228 0 228
1912 398 0 398
1913 509 0 509
1914 605 7 598
1915 779 6 773
1916 725 6 719
1917 814 11 803
1918 733 5 728
1919 602 6 596
1920 640 6 634
1921 645 5 640
1922 628 0 628
1923 582 8 574
1924 606 0 606
1925 547 7 540
1926 486 0 486
1927 513 7 506
1928 469 0 469
1929 468 10 458
1930 438 0 438
1931 366 0 366
1932 355 0 355
1933 322 0 322
1934 318 0 318
1935 289 0 289
1936 277 0 277
1937 274 0 274
1938 271 0 271
1939 225 0 225
1940 227 0 227
1941 215 0 215
1942 229 0 229
1943 195 0 195
1944 174 0 174
1945 175 0 175
1946 181 0 181
1947 177 0 177
1948 173 0 173
1949 172 0 172
1950 150 0 150
1951 147 0 147
1952 150 0 150
1953 170 0 170
1954 149 0 149
1955 136 0 136
1956 160 0 160
1957 152 0 152
1958 147 0 147
1959 149 0 149
1960 141 0 141
1961 140 0 140
1962 122 0 122
1963 126 0 126
1964 119 0 119
1965 89 0 89
1966 112 0 112
1967 110 0 110
1968 86 0 86
1969 80 0 80
1970 92 0 92
1971 94 0 94
1972 85 0 85
1973 54 0 54
1974 72 0 72
1975 65 0 65
1976 63 0 63
1977 61 0 61
1978 60 0 60
1979 66 0 66
1980 51 0 51
1981 57 0 57
1982 61 0 61
1983 56 0 56
1984 45 0 45
1985 62 0 62
1986 60 0 60
1987 53 0 53
1988 67 0 67
1989 61 0 61
1990 73 0 73
1991 51 0 51
1992 52 0 52
1993 63 0 63
1994 62 0 62
1995 49 0 49
1996 70 0 70
1997 51 0 51
1998 73 0 73
1999 65 0 65
2000 61 0 61
2001 90 0 90
2002 91 0 91
2003 97 0 97
2004 115 0 115
2005 127 0 127
2006 134 0 134
2007 145 0 145
2008 136 0 136
2009 171 0 171
2010 180 0 180
2011 213 0 213
2012 288 0 288
2013 343 0 343
2014 417 0 417
2015 525 0 525
2016 558 0 558
2017 612 0 612

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Popularity of Otto as a first name

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Popularity of Otto as a last name

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Common last names for Otto

  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Schmidt
  • Smith
  • Anderson
  • Meyer
  • Schultz
  • Nelson
  • Mueller
  • Peterson
  • Brown
  • Weber
  • Wagner
  • Schneider
  • Schroeder
  • Hansen
  • Becker
  • Krueger
  • Fischer

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Otto U.S.
  White 92.73% 64.26%
  African American 2.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.18% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Otto

People with the last name Otto are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Otto

  • What name lists does Otto rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Otto? Otto is the 1,325th most popular name of all time. As a last name Otto was the 1,587th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Otto have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 32,046 babies born with the first name Otto in the United States. That's more than enough people named Otto to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Otto? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 271 new born babies.
  • When was Otto first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Otto is Wednesday, April 27th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Otto born? The highest recorded use of the first name Otto was in 1917 with a total of 803 babies.
  • Random Otto Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Otto ranks 80th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 22 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Otto: Your name in reverse order is Otto. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ttoo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Otto? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 22,558 people with the last name Otto.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Otto? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Otto as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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