Meaning and name origin
Addison \a-ddi-son\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Addison), is pronounced AD-ih-sun. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Addison is "son of Adam". 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.
There is 1 feminine form of Addison: Addie.
Addison is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1872 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Addison for boys. Addison reached its highest rank of #438 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Addison and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Adam (#79), Addison and Addie. (2014 statistics).