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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.


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

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).

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

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

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).

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

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

Similar Names

Addison is also pronounced similarly to Eddison and Edison. These names tend to be more commonly used than Addison.