Ottilie Name Meaning & Origin
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We chose the name Ottilie for our daughter and it suits her completely. We read somewhere it meant 'Little Wealthy One' and I have seen other references to 'wealth' from German or possibly Czechoslovakian origins. It is always commented on as an unusual name and people in rural Ireland (where we currently live) often have difficulty pronouncing it correctly, variously arriving at 'Utterly' or 'Autelleh'. We shorten it to Otty or Otters and love the name as much as we love Ottilie herself.
W're naming our daughter Ottilie, nickname will be Lottie. Meaning is 'Prosperous' and 'Wealthy'. Pronounced OTT-ILL-EEE
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Whenever I meet a new person and tell them my name, they always comment on how unusual it is. It is always a talking point!
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Lee-Lee, Otto, Lottie, Tilla, Tilly, Ottie, and Ottoline which is frequently misunderstood to be the more formal of the two. Ottoline has been used as a full name e.g Lady Ottoline (Violet Anne) Morrell. English patroness/hostess.
- Meanings and history of the name Ottilie: | Edit
A female version of Otto, From the Old High German Otho and Odo, which are derived from auda (rich).
In English, it is pronounced oh-tee-LEE-eh, ott-TILL-ee, or OTT-ih-lee. The German pronunciation is ot-TEEL-yeh. The French oh-till-LEE.
Otterly is a variation of Ottilie.
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In the 1950's, there was a famous jazz singer named Ottilie Patterson
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Ottilie Harsham is a character in a 1971 film called 'Quest for Love', played by Joan Collins.
'Ottilie' is the first name of a female character in one of Truman Capote's stories, 'House Of Flowers' (1958).
Ottilie Wade in Susan Lewis book No child of mine.