Otto Name Meaning & Origin

Otto

Pronunciation: AH-toh (key)

Origin of the name Otto:

From the Old High German Otho and Odo, which are derived from auda (rich). The name was borne by Otto I (912 - 73), a king of Germany and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. The older form of Odo is also bestowed, but it is much less common.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Ottomatic, Ottico, Ottomobile, Ott

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Famous real-life people named Otto

Otto Wood, drummer for pop punk band Waterparks
Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank.
Otto Preminger, Austrian-born film director.
Otto Klemperer, one of the leading conductors of the 20th Century
Otto von Bismarck, a statesman of moderation and balance who kept the peace in Europe

Otto in song, story & screen

Oswald "Otto" Rocket is the central character on "Rocket Power," a show that aired on Nickelodeon Aug. 16,1999.
Otto Bagman, character in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Otto Mann is the name of the bus driver on the TV series "The Simpsons."
Otto is the fish in the children's book "A Fish Out of Water" by P.D. Eastman
'Big' Otto Delaney is the name of the show creator Kurt Sutter's character in Sons of Anarchy
Otto Schmidlap in the TV show "The Life of Riley"

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