Otis, meaning “one who hears well,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are independent. Find out more about dogs named Otis.


Name: Otis

Meaning: “One who hears well”

Personality: Independent

About This Name: An adventurous young pug played the part of Otis in the 1989 movie Milo and Otis. In the 2005 film Son of the Mask, a mixed-breed dog named Otis stumbles upon Loki’s mask. Inspirational icon and musician Otis Redding is considered one of the greatest singers in American history. A Texas inventor, Otis Boykin, was responsible for devising a control unit for the pacemaker. In the Superman franchise, supervillain Lex Luthor had an associate named Otis.

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