Also Estonian (albeit archaic):
You'll find numerous bearers from centuries past on the internet.
Frollein Gladys  7/28/2020
Not very pretty.
someone-  3/27/2020
In the U.S. Ottilie is likely to get the pronunciation, oh-TIL-ee in many regions.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2019
The name Ottilie is beautiful - how can you make such assumptions. The people that have a problem with this name are narrow-minded, unhappy and insecure, that take pleasure in bringing someone else down. The beautiful baby named Ottilie most likely also has wonderful, educated, classy parents that know that it is not worth a response to such negative comments. One can express an opinion without maliciousness.
― Anonymous User  10/3/2017
Makes me think of otters.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2016
Vomit. It's not at all a trendy or common name which increases my view upon the name all the more. Plus, there is a bit of an 'stuck-up' quality upon the name, Ottilie.
― Anonymous User  9/21/2015
Francesca to your comment I say that Francesca may be nice in the US but in Germany it would just look like you were trying to hard to make you child stand out and be posh by giving her an American name.
Sorry, my name's Ottilie I'm going to stand up for us all out there!
OttilieMaisie  4/4/2015
My names Ottilie-Maisie. I often get compliments about how nice it is but it's a pain having to tell people how it's pronounced. I say it OTT-ill-ee but so many people say it different ways. I just find it easier to tell people to call me Maisie which is a shame because Maisie is becoming common now (5 in my year) and I'm the only Ottilie in the school. It's also nice being called Ottili because it's a name from where I was born and from.
OttilieMaisie  4/3/2015
I love this name! My Grandmother's name is Otilia. She is from Puerto Rico, and explained that it is, or was a rather common name for girls in PR. Although, I have never met anyone that shared the same name. She has always gone by Tillie. I think Ottilie is a beautiful version has a slightly French sound to it, very feminine, happy, and melodic sound to it! Tillie is an adorable nickname for a little girl but, doesn't have to stick if she grows up and works in professional environment. I hope this name doesn't become too popular now that Millie has become more popular.
Fancy Franny needs to relax there is nothing more pretentious than writing with words like "bestowing".
― Anonymous User  6/2/2013
Love this name since I prefer Olli for a girl and now I found a name that can have this as a nick-name.
jazzycritique  5/18/2013
Clunky, pretentious, too much like "utterly"...
― Anonymous User  1/18/2013
Absolutely gorgeous name.
K.G Valentina  10/17/2011
Gorgeous, classy, feminine name. I love that it's non- American and yet its highest popularity was in the US in the 1860's.
bluedahlia  9/11/2011
Unless used in German context-- this name looks like something you cough up on a bad day, regrettably. That is also considering that most English-speakers will mispronounce it "Awt-Tilly"... gag-inducing, to be blatantly honest.

In Germany perhaps it is an acceptable name, but in the United States it would look as if the parents were trying too hard (and failing, miserably). I see it as a step below naming your child "FrooFroo Paris."
Unprofessional, seemingly uneducated, a name that sounds like it belongs on a bratty southern pageant-baby, attempted ornate, pompous, neither nice to-the-ear nor visually written, infantile, forever juvenile, and need I say it..? Ugly.

Put to thought the prospect career barriers bestowing this name would create, please.
Francesca  6/1/2011
Ottilie is a beautiful name. It invokes a sense of artistry and enlightenment. I would imagine a free spirited young girl who is captivated by the arts. For any parents considering this gem, it is by no means unprofessional. The name's bearer should be proud to wear such a name.

As for Francesca's comment, I wouldn't take it to heart considering what she deems as a "professional" name. Oh the irony.
― Anonymous User  4/1/2013
Ottilie Klimek was known as Tillie almost exclusively. She's a nice little morbid reference but only die-hard serial killer aficionados have heard of her. Ottilie Assing is more notable.

Ottilie is a spunky name. Pretty too. If I lived in England I might think twice about it given it seems to have a very posh, snooty, aristocratic vibe over there and that's not the image I like. I have the same reservations about Jemima and Rosamund.

Ottoline makes a fun nickname. You could also use Lily or Lottie.
― Anonymous User  1/12/2011
To offset the serial killer association a bit, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a poem called 'To Ottilie'. I love it, it's far softer and sweeter than most German girls names, but is still distinctly Germanic.
sjm1789  11/27/2010
My neighbors just had a baby and named her Ottilie, but they pronounce it AHT-i-lay. Personally, I prefer that pronunciation.
Firiel  6/12/2010
Ottilie Klimek was an American serial killer, convicted of poisoning all five of her husbands along with several neighbourhood children.
vomiting  12/23/2009
That is awful!

This name is gorgeous and I like both pronunciations.
― Anonymous User  9/27/2010
According to Oxford Dictionary of First names Ottilie is the "French derivative of the medieval Germanic given name Odila" thus Ottilie should be listed as French also.
utterlynameobsessed  2/29/2008
This is an extremely rare name in the United States, but I have seen different forms of it in obituaries and historical accounts for Bohemians and Germans from Russia who emigrated to North Dakota. The most usual form seems to be Otelia or Otelie. I've also seen the name Etalie, which I think might be another variant. I think it's a pretty name and it's a pity it isn't used more often. Tillie would make a nice nickname for people who aren't brave enough to use the full name.
bookworm8571  5/24/2007
Very sweet, classy and offbeat. Ottoline and Ottlia are nice too.
― Anonymous User  9/27/2006
Ottilia is a prettier version that was popular in the 1880s.
Fionafabulous  5/9/2006
This name seems to have found a limited comeback audience in the UK, among the "Rupert and Felicity" crowd in London, if that makes sense. The nickname Tillie softens it.
sara_anne  2/24/2006

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