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Allison (girl)

What does Allison mean?

Allison Pronunciation of Allison [al-li-son] 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). Allison is also a variant of Alison (Old German). See also Allie.

Associated with: noble, exalted.


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.

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.

Creative forms:
(female) Adlison, Arlison, ..

(male) Alliso, Alliton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Allison Kathleen (A.K.), ..

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. Demographics)

Allison was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its top position of #30 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is presently at #39. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allison name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Alice (#87 last year), Allie (#255), Alison (#338), Allyson (#359), Alyson (#678), Alisson (#915), Alisha (#919), Alissa (#942), Alisa (#1037), Allisson, Allyssa, Alli, Alise, Allice and Allissa are the popular related forms of Allison (#39 last year). These relations of Allison reached the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 (median #1730) and have become much less conventional since (#1098, 58% less usage). Alice is more universally found than the rest, although Allie appears to be becoming a favorite too, while versions such as Allyssa have lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allison, Alice, Alisa, Alise, Alisha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alison, Alissa, Alisson, Alli, Allice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allie, Allissa, Allisson, Allyson, Allyssa, Alyson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Addeson, Addison, Addisyn, Addyson, Adison, Adisson, Adyson, Ailis, Ailish, Aillin, Aldis, Aleisha, Alisia, Alisse, Alista, Alldona (see Alida), Alleen, Allessa, Allia, Alliah, Allicia, Allida, Allidah, Allidia, Allina, Allinah, Alline, Allinor (see Eleanor), Allisa, Allisah, Allissah, Allix, Allona, Allyn, Allynn, Allysa, Allysah, Aloisa, Aloise, Aloisia, Aniston, Anniston, Arlise, Arliss, Arlissa, Aylin, Ellon, Jamison, Lison, Madison and Maison. These names tend to be less commonly used than Allison.

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