What does Otis mean?

United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)

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How is Otis pronounced?


What does it say about you to have a cat named Otis?

Otis is a common name for a cat. It may say something about you if you like cats or if you have a soft spot for animals in general.

Is Otis a good cat name?

Otis has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. Otis isn't one of the most common cat names, so your kitty will make waves! If you love the name, you should pick it!

Otis is found in these categories:

badass cat names

Echoes tough characters like Otis Redding and Otis from Superman.

musical cat names

Redding, legendary soul singer, shares this catchy moniker.


Based on likes, Otis ranks #326 with users of MeowNames.com.

Naming your cat Otis isn't unheard of, but our data suggests that it's a pretty niche choice.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Otis was, over the past 30 days, the 266th ranked cat name for views on MeowNames.com.

As of May 2024, Otis is a name that's increasing in popularity with new kitten owners. According to our stats, it's more fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a bit of variance in rank for this name. That might suggest its popularity is based on seasonal factors or perhaps pop culture events.

In the past week, Otis was viewed 45 times, and liked 0 times.

Cat names like Otis:

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