Traits associated with the name Otis:

Dogs named Otis tend to be loving, good-natured, strong-willed, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, intelligence, and friendship.

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

That you have a sense of humor and enjoy classic names. It could also suggest that you are a fan of the blues musician Otis Redding.

Is Otis a good dog name?

Otis has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Otis is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Otis is found in these categories:


  • Otis ranks #134 with users of PupNames.com.
  • Otis ranks #135 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Otis ranks #290 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

Otis is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Otis outranks the great majority of names.

In the past week, Otis was viewed 285 times, and liked 5 times.

Most popular breeds named Otis:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Pug
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Boxer
  5. Chihuahua

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Famous dogs named Otis:

  • film icon A pug named Otis played a role in the movie The Adventures of Milo and Otis.
  • film icon A jack russell terrier named Otis played a role in the movie Son of the Mask.

Dog names like Otis:

Short for barnacle.
Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
An electrician
Precious Gem
The Yew Tree Or Youth
Otis dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (2)

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Claudia Garcia (Bogota D.C., Colombia)
It is a beautiful and original name, that is the name of my puppy and coincidentally that is all that his name Otis means, he is cheerful, kind and original
June 21, 2023 ◆ Translated

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Anonymous1111 (Tennessee, United States)
Otis is good name. Great name. My golden retriever is named Otis, he is best boy and good boy.🐶🦴
December 07, 2022

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