Otto is a given name
Given name
A given name, in Western contexts often referred to as a first name, is a personal name that specifies and differentiates between members of a group of individuals, especially in a family, all of whose members usually share the same family name...

 of Germanic origin meaning wealthy.

Given name

  • Otto (mayor of the palace)
    Otto (mayor of the palace)
    Otto was the mayor of the palace of Austrasia briefly in the mid-seventh century.Otto was the son of a domesticus named Uro who served in the court of Dagobert I. Otto was raised with Dagobert's son Sigebert III and subsequently acted as Sigebert III's baiolos...

     (died 643 or 644), mayor of the palace of Austrasia briefly in the mid-seventh century
  • Otto I, Duke of Saxony
    Otto I, Duke of Saxony
    Otto , called the Illustrious by later authors, was the Duke of Saxony from 880 to his death. He was the younger son of Duke Liudolf of Saxony and his wife Oda of Billung, and succeeded his brother Bruno as duke after the latter's death in battle in 880...

  • the Ottonian
    The Ottonian dynasty was a dynasty of Germanic Kings , named after its first emperor but also known as the Saxon dynasty after the family's origin. The family itself is also sometimes known as the Liudolfings, after its earliest known member Liudolf and one of its primary leading-names...

    • Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
      Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
      Otto I the Great , son of Henry I the Fowler and Matilda of Ringelheim, was Duke of Saxony, King of Germany, King of Italy, and "the first of the Germans to be called the emperor of Italy" according to Arnulf of Milan...

    • Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor
      Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor
      Otto II , called the Red, was the third ruler of the Saxon or Ottonian dynasty, the son of Otto the Great and Adelaide of Italy.-Early years and co-ruler with Otto I:...

    • Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor
      Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor
      Otto III , a King of Germany, was the fourth ruler of the Saxon or Ottonian dynasty of the Holy Roman Empire. He was elected King in 983 on the death of his father Otto II and was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 996.-Early reign:...

  • Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor
    Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor
    Otto IV of Brunswick was one of two rival kings of the Holy Roman Empire from 1198 on, sole king from 1208 on, and emperor from 1209 on. The only king of the Welf dynasty, he incurred the wrath of Pope Innocent III and was excommunicated in 1215.-Early life:Otto was the third son of Henry the...

  • Otto Dowling
    Otto Dowling
    Otto Carl Dowling was an United States Navy Captain, and the 25th Governor of American Samoa from April 17, 1934 to January 15, 1936. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1903. Dowling served in World War I, before retiring...

     (1881-1946), 25th Governor of American Samoa
  • Otto of Freising
    Otto of Freising
    Otto von Freising was a German bishop and chronicler.-Life:He was the fifth son of Leopold III, margrave of Austria, by his wife Agnes, daughter of the emperor Henry IV...

     (c. 1114-1158), bishop and chronicler
  • Otto of Greece
    Otto of Greece
    Otto, Prince of Bavaria, then Othon, King of Greece was made the first modern King of Greece in 1832 under the Convention of London, whereby Greece became a new independent kingdom under the protection of the Great Powers .The second son of the philhellene King Ludwig I of Bavaria, Otto ascended...

     (1815-1867), King of Greece
  • Otto of Bavaria
    Otto of Bavaria
    Otto , was King of Bavaria from 1886 to 1913. He was the son of Maximilian II and his wife, Marie of Prussia, and younger brother of Ludwig II...

     (1848-1916), King of Bavaria
  • Otto Adler
    Otto Adler
    Otto Adler is the president of the Jewish Association of Romania, a Holocaust survivor and a polyglot. He can speak fluently in Romanian, Hebrew, English, French, German, Hungarian and Russian.-Early life:...

    , president of the Jewish Association of Romania
  • Otto Frank
    Otto Frank
    Otto Heinrich "Pim" Frank was a German-born businessman and the father of Anne Frank and Margot Frank...

     (1889–1980), father of Anne Frank
    Anne Frank
    Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank is one of the most renowned and most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Acknowledged for the quality of her writing, her diary has become one of the world's most widely read books, and has been the basis for several plays and films.Born in the city of Frankfurt...

  • Otto Freundlich
    Otto Freundlich
    Otto Freundlich was a German painter and sculptor of Jewish origin and one of the first generation of abstract artists.-Life:...

     (1878 1943), German painter and sculptor
  • Otto Graham
    Otto Graham
    Otto Everett Graham, Jr. was a professional American football and basketball player who played for the Cleveland Browns in both the All-America Football Conference and National Football League, as well as the Rochester Royals in the National Basketball League.-Early life:Born in Waukegan,...

     (1921-2003), professional American football and basketball player
  • Otto Graf Lambsdorff
    Otto Graf Lambsdorff
    Otto Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von der Wenge Graf Lambsdorff, known as Otto Graf Lambsdorff, was a German politician of the Free Democratic Party.- Biography :...

     (1926-2009), German politician
  • Otto Herschmann
    Otto Herschmann
    Dr. Otto Herschmann was a Jewish Austrian swimmer, fencer, lawyer, and sport official. He is one of only three athletes to have won Olympic medals in different sports.-Olympic swimming career:...

     (1877–1942), Austrian Olympic fencing and swimming medalist
  • Otto Klemperer
    Otto Klemperer
    Otto Klemperer was a German conductor and composer. He is widely regarded as one of the leading conductors of the 20th century.-Biography:Otto Klemperer was born in Breslau, Silesia Province, then in Germany...

     (1885-1973), German-born conductor and composer
  • Otto Lilienthal
    Otto Lilienthal
    Otto Lilienthal was a German pioneer of human aviation who became known as the Glider King. He was the first person to make well-documented, repeated, successful gliding flights. He followed an experimental approach established earlier by Sir George Cayley...

    , German aviator
  • Otto Peterson, American comedian (Otto & George
    Otto & George
    Otto & George is an adult-themed ventriloquist comedy team composed of comedian Otto Petersen and his dummy George Dudley. Petersen began performing with George as a street act in Manhattan and Brooklyn in the early 1970s...

     ventriloquism act)
  • Otto Preminger
    Otto Preminger
    Otto Ludwig Preminger was an Austro–Hungarian-American theatre and film director.After moving from the theatre to Hollywood, he directed over 35 feature films in a five-decade career. He rose to prominence for stylish film noir mysteries such as Laura and Fallen Angel...

     (1905-1986), Austro–Hungarian-born American film director
  • Otto Rehhagel
    Otto Rehhagel
    Otto Rehhagel is a German football coach and former football player. Along with Helmut Schön, Ottmar Hitzfeld, Udo Lattek and Hennes Weisweiler, he is considered one of the most successful German managers....

    , German football coach
  • Otto Scheff
    Otto Scheff
    Otto Scheff, born Otto Sochaczewsky was an Austrian freestyle swimmer, water polo player, lawyer, politician, and sports official who competed in the 1906 Summer Olympics, in the 1908 Summer Olympics, and in the 1912 Summer Olympics.Scheff was born in Berlin. He won a bronze medal in the 400 metre...

    , Austrian Olympic swimming champion
  • Otto Schmitt (field hockey)
    Otto Schmitt (field hockey)
    Otto Pablo Schmitt Schefelis is a male former field hockey goalkeeper from Argentina. He competed for his native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics, finishing in 8th place. He was succeeded as a first choice goalie by Emanuel Roggero....

    , Argentine field hockey goalkeeper
  • Otto Skorzeny
    Otto Skorzeny
    Otto Skorzeny was an SS-Obersturmbannführer in the German Waffen-SS during World War II. After fighting on the Eastern Front, he was chosen as the field commander to carry out the rescue mission that freed the deposed Italian dictator Benito Mussolini from captivity...

     (1908-1975), Austrian-born Waffen-SS
    The Waffen-SS was a multi-ethnic and multi-national military force of the Third Reich. It constituted the armed wing of the Schutzstaffel or SS, an organ of the Nazi Party. The Waffen-SS saw action throughout World War II and grew from three regiments to over 38 divisions, and served alongside...

  • Otto Soglow
    Otto Soglow
    Otto Soglow was an American cartoonist best known for his comic strip The Little King.Born in Yorkville, Manhattan, Soglow grew up in New York City, where he held various jobs as a teenager and made an unsuccessful effort to become an actor. His first job was painting designs on baby rattles...

    , American cartoonist
  • Otto Christian Archibald von Bismarck (1897-1975), German politician and diplomat
  • Otto von Bismarck
    Otto von Bismarck
    Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg , simply known as Otto von Bismarck, was a Prussian-German statesman whose actions unified Germany, made it a major player in world affairs, and created a balance of power that kept Europe at peace after 1871.As Minister President of...

     (1815-1898), Prussian/German statesman
  • Otto von Habsburg
    Otto von Habsburg
    Otto von Habsburg , also known by his royal name as Archduke Otto of Austria, was the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary from 1916 until the dissolution of the empire in 1918, a realm which comprised modern-day Austria, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia,...

     (1912-2011), head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine from 1922 to 2007
  • Otto Waalkes
    Otto Waalkes
    Otto Gerhard Waalkes is a Frisian comedian and actor. He became famous in the 1970s and 1980s in Germany with his shows, books and movies. His perhaps most famous trademark are the 'Ottifanten' , elephant-like comic characters of his own design...

     (born 1948), German comedian and actor
  • Otto Wahle
    Otto Wahle
    Otto Wahle was a Jewish Austrian swimmer who competed in the late 19th century and early 20th century.-Swimming career:...

     (1879-1963), Austrian-born American Olympic swimming medalist and Hall of Fame
  • Otto Dix
    Otto Dix
    Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix was a German painter and printmaker, noted for his ruthless and harshly realistic depictions of Weimar society and the brutality of war. Along with George Grosz, he is widely considered one of the most important artists of the Neue Sachlichkeit.-Early life and...

     (1891-1969), German painter and printmaker, noted for his ruthless and harshly realistic depictions of Weimar society and the brutality of war.

Fictional characters

  • Otto Flick, a character in the BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!
    'Allo 'Allo!
    'Allo 'Allo! is a British sitcom broadcast on BBC One from 1982 to 1992 comprising eighty-five episodes. It is a parody of another BBC programme, the wartime drama Secret Army, and was created by David Croft, who also wrote the theme music, and Jeremy Lloyd. Lloyd and Croft wrote the first 6...

  • Otto Maddox, a character in the movie Repo Man, played by Emilio Estevez
    Emilio Estevez
    Emilio Estevez is an American actor, film director, and writer. He started his career as an actor and is well-known for being a member of the acting Brat Pack of the 1980s, starring in The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire...

  • Otto Mann
    Otto Mann
    Otto Mann is a fictional character on the animated TV series The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. He is the school bus driver for Springfield Elementary School...

    , character on the animated
    Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images of 2-D or 3-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. The effect is an optical illusion of motion due to the phenomenon of persistence of vision, and can be created and demonstrated in several ways...

     TV series The Simpsons
    The Simpsons
    The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical parody of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by its family of the same name, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie...

  • Otto Meyer, a character in the 1963
    1963 in film
    The year 1963 in film involved some significant events.-Events:* June 12 - Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison and Richard Burton premieres at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City....

     movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American comedy film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 in stolen cash by a diverse and colorful group of strangers...

    , played by Phil Silvers
    Phil Silvers
    Phil Silvers was an American entertainer and comedy actor, known as "The King of Chutzpah." He is best known for starring in The Phil Silvers Show, a 1950s sitcom set on a U.S...

  • Otto Normalverbraucher, a home coming soldier in a 1948
    1948 in film
    The year 1948 in film involved some significant events.-Events:* Laurence Olivier's Hamlet becomes the first British film to win the American Academy Award for Best Picture.-Top grossing films : After theatrical re-issue- Awards :...

     movie played by Gert Fröbe
    Gert Fröbe
    Karl Gerhart Fröbe, better known as Gert Fröbe was a German actor who starred in many films, including the James Bond film Goldfinger as Auric Goldfinger, The Threepenny Opera as Peachum, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as Baron Bomburst, and in Der Räuber Hotzenplotz as Hotzenplotz.-Life:Born in...

    , is used in German to denote the average consumer (literally) or the small man on the street
  • Otto Octavius, fictional Marvel Comics
    Marvel Comics
    Marvel Worldwide, Inc., commonly referred to as Marvel Comics and formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, is an American company that publishes comic books and related media...

    A supervillain or supervillainess is a variant of the villain character type, commonly found in comic books, action movies and science fiction in various media.They are sometimes used as foils to superheroes and other fictional heroes...

     otherwise known as Doctor Octopus
    Doctor Octopus
    Doctor Octopus is a fictional character, a supervillain that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics since 1963. A highly intelligent mad scientist, Doctor Octopus is one of Spider-Man's greatest foes...

    . One of Spider-Man
    Spider-Man is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko. He first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15...

    's nemeses
    Nemesis may refer to:* Nemesis , in Greek mythology, a spirit of divine retribution against those who succumb to hubris* Archenemy, the principal enemy of a character in a work of fiction-Literature:...

  • Otto Rocket, the main character of Nickelodeon's Rocket Power
    Rocket Power
    Rocket Power is an American animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon.-Premise:Rocket Power involves the daily situations of a group of best friends named Oswald "Otto" Rocket, Regina "Reggie" Rocket, Maurice "Twister" Rodriguez, and Sam "Squid" Dullard, as they live in the fictional...

  • Otto the Dog, a dog belonging to one of the characters in the comic strip Beetle Bailey
    Beetle Bailey
    Beetle Bailey is an American comic strip set in a fictional United States Army military post, created by cartoonist Mort Walker. It is among the oldest comic strips still being produced by the original creator...

  • Otto the Gorilla, Dr Satan's fretful right hand man in Rob Zombie
    Rob Zombie
    Rob Zombie is an American musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. He founded the heavy metal band White Zombie and has been nominated three times as a solo artist for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.Zombie has also established a career as a film director, creating the...

    's satire
    Satire is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement...

    Comedy , as a popular meaning, is any humorous discourse or work generally intended to amuse by creating laughter, especially in television, film, and stand-up comedy. This must be carefully distinguished from its academic definition, namely the comic theatre, whose Western origins are found in...

     The Haunted World of El Superbeasto
    The Haunted World of El Superbeasto
    The Haunted World of El Superbeasto is a 2009 animated comedy exploitation film that also combines elements of horror and thriller films. It is based upon the comic book series created by Rob Zombie that follows the character of El Superbeasto and his sidekick sister, Suzi-X, voiced by Sheri...

  • Otto the Autopilot, the blow-up autopilot doll in Airplane!
    Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical comedy film directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and released by Paramount Pictures...

  • Otto West, a character in the 1988 movie A Fish Called Wanda
    A Fish Called Wanda
    A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 crime-comedy film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was directed by Crichton and an uncredited Cleese, and stars Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin. The film is about a jewel heist and its aftermath...



  • Otto GmbH
    Otto GmbH
    The Otto group, or Otto , is the world's largest mail order company, operating in more than 20 countries. The family of executive board chairman Michael Otto owns the majority of the company. The company is based in Hamburg, Germany...

    , a German mail-order company, also called the Otto Group
  • Otto Group
    Otto Group
    The Otto Group is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of waste-handling equipment with subsidiaries in more than 40 countries and factories on all continents. Founded in 1934, the group sprung from industrial origins...

    , a German waste-management company

See also

  • Operation Otto (1938), Nazi Germany's plan for the annexation of Austria
    The Anschluss , also known as the ', was the occupation and annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany in 1938....

  • Operation Otto
    Operation Otto
    Operation Otto was an Axis powers anti-partisan operation in Croatia in 1943. The objective was to destroy the Partisans operating out of the Grmeč Mountains in the Una-Sana bend area in West Bosnia southwest of the line Bosanski Novi - Prijedor....

    , Axis powers anti-partisan operation in Croatia in 1943, a German coaster
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