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Odo is a name typically associated with historical figures from the Middle Ages and before. Odo is etymologically related to the names Otho and Otto, and to the French name Odon and modern version Eudes, and to the Italian names Ottone and Udo; all come from the Germanic word ot meaning "possessor of wealth".



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Fictional characters[edit]

  • Odo (Star Trek), a shapeshifter in the science fiction series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Odo Proudfoot, a cousin of Bilbo Baggins from the fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings
  • Odo, founder of an anarchist political movement in Ursula K. Le Guin's science fiction novel The Dispossessed and her short story "The Day Before the Revolution"
  • Odo or Ooth, a name allegedly corrupted into Hood in the claim that Robert Fitzooth was Robin Hood
  • Odo the Hero, a wizard first mentioned in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; Professors Hagrid and Slughorn sing a sad song about Odo dying when they get drunk after the spider Aragog's funeral. The song is again sung by Charlie Weasley, Hagrid and a squat wizard during Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour's wedding in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. "And Odo the hero, they bore him back home/ To the place that he'd known as a lad,/ They laid him to rest with his hat inside out/ And his wand snapped in two, which was sad."
  • Odo the chimpanzee, in Yann Martel's The High Mountains of Portugal.

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