Othello
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Given Name OTHELLO
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Literature
PRONOUNCED: o-THEL-o (English)   [details]
Meaning & History
Perhaps an Italian diminutive of OTHO. Shakespeare used this name in his tragedy 'Othello' (1603), where it belongs to a Moor who is manipulated by Iago into killing his wife Desdemona.
Categories
diminutives, murderers, Shakespearian characters, uncertain etymology