Meaning and name origin
Allison \a-lli-son\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Allison), is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Allison is "noble, exalted". Allison is a variant of Alice (Old German): variant of the Old French name Adeliz, from Adelaide. Also a variant of Alison (Old German): Norman French diminutive form of Alice. See also Allie.
Allison▲ has 23 variant forms: Alicen, Alisan, Alisann, Alisanne, Alisoun, Alisun, Allicen, Allicenne, Allisann, Allisanne, Allisoun, Allisun, Allisunne, Allysann, Allysanne, Allyson▲, Allysoun, Allysson, Alysan, Alysann, Alysanne, Alyson▲, Alysoun.
Allison is a very popular first name for females (#228 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#495 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Allison for girls. Allison reached its highest rank of #30 in the U.S. in 2009. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Allison and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Allison (#38), Alice (#97), Allie (#257), Alison (#289), Allyson (#329) and Alyson (#595). (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Allsun. This name tends to be less commonly used than Allison.