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What does Addison mean?

Addison \a-ddi-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.


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.


Addison is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#1872 out of 88799, Top 2%). (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 Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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 rated in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names was at its highest in the year 2004 and has become much lower since, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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