What does Addison mean?
Surname used as a given name. The surname was derived from Addie or Adie, a medieval (and occasional modern) pet form of Adam. The English poet and essayist Joseph Addison was popular and influential through the 18th century.
(male) Additon, Ardison, ..
(female) Addilo, Addisia, ..
How popular is Addison?
Addison is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#2019 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Addison for boys. Addison entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #439 in the U.S. then, and is at #1331 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Addison and corresponding names. Adam (#79 from current records), Addie and Ad are the prominent alternative forms of Addison (#1331 from current records). Usage of these forms of Addison was widespread among parents 3 decades ago (usage of 1.06%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.29%, ▼73.2%), with forms like Adam going out of style.
Addison▼ is alike in pronunciation to Eddison and Edison▲. Other suggested similar names are Abelson, Adamson, Adamsson (see Adamson), Addamson, Adin, Adiran, Adlin, Admon, Adon, Adriaan, Adrian▲, Adrien▲, Adrin, Adrino (see Adrian), Adrion, Adron, Aeson, Aimon, Alanson, Albinson, Albion, Aldin, Aldis, Aldivin (see Aldous), Aldon, Alison, Alisson, Allison, Allisoun, Allson, Allyson, Anderson▲, Andino, Andon▼, Annson, Anson▲, Ansson, Ardian, Ardin, Ardon, Arion, Aydin▲, Davison, Denison, Dodgson, Edson, Elison, Ellison, Hodgson, Hudson▲, Jaison, Jamison▲, Judson, Maddison, Madison▼, Madisson, Madyson and Odilon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Addison.