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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 Scottish flavor. Allie and Ally are pet forms. Actress Allison Janney.


Variations

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.


Popularity

Alison is a very popular first name for females (#347 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#41495 out of 88799, Top 47%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Alison for girls. Alison reached its highest rank of #107 in the U.S. in 1980-1989. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alison name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alison outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alison and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Allison (#38), Alice (#97), Allie (#257), Alison (#289), Allyson (#329), Alyson (#595) and Ally (#736). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Allison, Alice, Allie, Alison, Allyson, Alyson, Ally in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Allison, Alice, Allie, Alison, Allyson outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alyson, Ally outside U.S.


Similar Names

Alison is also pronounced similarly to Alicen, Alisan and Allisun. Another suggested similar baby name is Adison. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alison.

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