Ottis is an alternative spelling of Otis, which is an English name for baby boys that's been pretty popular over the last couple of centuries. It feels more like a “grandpa name” these days, but those old-fashioned names are trendy right now, so it could easily make a comeback. Ottis sounds great with both classic and unique middle names.

Meaning of the name Ottis:

English: Wealthy, son of Ote, Otto, or Ode

Origin of the name Ottis:

Ottis most likely started out as a patronymic name, which means it was given to the son of someone named Otto, Ote, or Ode. All of those names are derived from the Germanic word element “od,” which usually means “wealthy.”

Symbolism of the name Ottis:

Because of its meanings, new parents may find that Ottis has plenty of symbolism to offer. They may choose it for a new baby in hopes that he grows up to be wealthy. It might also be a good choice for the son of someone with a similar name, like Otto. The name could also be symbolic of people in history like musician Otis Redding or patriot James Otis.

Style of the name Ottis:


Gender of the name Ottis:

Ottis is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Ottis:


Number of syllables in the name Ottis:


Emotion evoked from the name Ottis:

The baby name Ottis evokes images of someone who is laid-back and pensive.

Alternative spellings for the name Ottis:

  • Otis 
  • Otus
  • Ottus
  • Otys
  • Ottys

Nicknames for the name Ottis:

  • Oat
  • Odie
  • Ottie
  • Otto
  • Ode

Popularity of the name Ottis:

According to the Social Security Administration, Ottis has never been a top 1,000 baby name in the United States.

Related names for the name Ottis:

Great middle names for Ottis and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Ottis:

  • Ottis Anderson (football player)
  • Ottis Gibson (cricketer and coach)
  • Ottis Steede (soccer player)

Ottis in popular culture: