What does Allison mean?
Allison /al-li-son/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Allison) is of Old German derivation, and Allison means "noble, exalted". Allison is an alternate spelling of Alice (Old German) with the suffix -son. Allison is also a variant of Alison (Old German). See also Allie.
Allison▲ has 25 variants: Alicen, Alisan, Alisann, Alisanne, Alisoun, Alisson▼, Alisun, Allicen, Allicenne, Allisann, Allisanne, Allisoun, Allisson▼, Allisun, Allisunne, Allysann, Allysanne, Allyson▲, Allysoun, Allysson, Alysan, Alysann, Alysanne, Alyson▲ and Alysoun.
Allison▲ has 25 more different relations via Alice, Alison: Alais, Alaisa, Alis, Alisa▼, Alisah, Alise, Alisha▼, Alissa▼, Alisz, Allcen, Alles, Alless, Alli, Allice, Allicea, Allie▲, Allis, Alliss, Allissa, Allsun, Allys, Allyse, Allysia, Allyssa▼ and Ellissa.Kreatif forms: Allisonna, Allisonnou, Anlison. [more]
How popular is Allison?
Allison is a very prominent first name for females (#228 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#590 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Allison for girls. Allison was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #30 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is presently at #38. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Allison and affiliated names. Alice (#97 last year), Allie (#257), Alison (#289), Allyson (#329), Alyson (#595), Alissa (#855), Alisha (#895), Alisa (#936), Alisson (#938), Allisson and Allyssa are the popular related forms of Allison (#38 last year). These girl names reached the height of their popularity in 1990 (usage of 0.5603%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.3976%, 29% less), with forms such as Alissa, Allisson, Alisson, Alisha and Allyssa becoming somewhat outmoded. The trendier girl names in this list are Alice (#97), Allison (#38), Allie (#257), Alison (#289) and Allyson (#329), and there is also a revival in birth name popularity for Alice and Allie. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)