Actress Ottilie "Tilly" Losch, Countess of Carnavon
Ottilie (oht-ee-lee, oht-il-ee) is a Germanic name with some French flair, from medieval Germanic Odila. There are several other forms of the name, such as Ottilia, Ottilina, Odilia, Odalys, Otylia, Odile, Odette, Oda, and Odelia. From the late German Otto, Ottilie could mean "wealth."
There are several namesakes in various forms, from German opera singers to Romanian actresses. Saint Odilia was an 8th century nun, who was supposedly born blind and began to see once she was baptized. Ottilie Godefroy, aka Tilla Durieux, was an Austrian actress at the beginning of the 20th century. Ottilia Adelborg was a children's book illustrator and artist in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Selma Ottilia
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a poem called "To Ottilie." She has also been a character in stories by John Wyndham, Truman Capote and Goethe.
Ottilie last ranked in 1904 at #930, the bottom of the charts. #416 was the highest it got, and that was in 1882, but there were only 20 girls given the name that year. Last recorded in 2009, there were 6 girls named Ottilie, but a drastic difference in what it takes to make the top 1000 (a name has to be given about 230 - 300 times a year to be at the very bottom of the list). Ottilia and Ottilina have not been used since the 20's and 30's.
Nicknames can vary from Ollie to Tillie to Otter.