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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.


Addison has 6 variants: Ad, Addeson, Addie, Addy, Adison and Adisson.

Addison has 22 more related forms via Adam, Addie: Adamo, Adams, Adan, Adao, Addam, Addams, Addem, Addis, Ade, Adem, Adham, Adhamh, Adi, Adim, Adnet, Adnon, Adnot, Ado, Adom, Atim, Atkins and Edom.

Addison has 2 feminine forms: Addie and Anniston.

Kreatif forms: Additon, Adodison, Adoson. [more]

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 reached its apex position of #438 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Addison name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Addison outside U.S.

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%, down 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Addison, Adam, Adan, Addie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Adam outside U.S.

Similar Names

Addison is alike in pronunciation to Eddison and Edison. These names tend to be more commonly used than Addison.