What does Allison mean?
Allison \a-lli-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 a variation of Alice (Old German). 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 forms 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.
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%, down 29%), 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)