What does Addison mean?
Addison /ad-di-son/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used more commonly as girls' 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.
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 popularity of Addison for boys. Addison entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #438 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Addison and corresponding names. Adam (#79 the previous year), Adan (#373) and Addie are the prominent alternative forms of Addison. Usage of these boy names was at its highest in the year 2004 (usage of 0.5285%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.387%, ▼26.8%), with the forms Addison and Addie becoming less in vogue. Adam (#79) and Adan (#373) are two of the more fashionable boy names in this list, with Adam having a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)