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Meaning and name origin

Alison \a-li-son\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Alison), is pronounced AL-ih-son. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Alison is "noble, exalted". Norman French diminutive form of Alice. May have originated as a surname, meaning "Alice's son". Common in medieval times, and revived in England in the 20th century with a strong Scottish flavor. Allie and Ally are pet forms. Actress Allison Janney.

Alison has 26 variant forms: Aili, Alie, Alisann, Alisanne, Alisoun, Alisun, Allcen, Allcenne, Allicen, Allicenne, Allie, Allisann, Allisanne, Allison, Allisoun, Allsun, Ally, Allysann, Allysanne, Allyson, Allysoun, Alysan, Alysann, Alysanne, Alyson and Alysoun.

For more information, see also the related girl name Alcinda.

Alison is also pronounced similarly to Alicen, Alisan and Allisun. Another suggested similar baby name is Adison.


Alison is a very popular first name for females (#347 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#41495 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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