What does Addison mean?
Addison [ad-di-son] 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.
(male) Additon, Ardison, ..
(female) Addian, 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 #1203 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Addison and corresponding names. Adam (#73 from current records), Addie and Ad are the prominent alternative forms of Addison (#1203 from current records). Usage of these forms of Addison was widespread among parents 4 decades ago (usage of 1.06%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.29%, ▼72.7%), 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.See names in meaning and etymology.