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What does Alanson mean?

Alanson Pronunciation of Alanson [alan-son] as a boys' name is of Old German derivation, and the name Alanson means "precious". Alanson is an alternate form of Alan (Old German): from Adal.


6 alternative forms via Alan: Alain, Aland, Alann, Alano, Allon and Alon.

Creative forms:
(male) Alannon, Alanon, ..

(female) Alanin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alanson Elias (A.E.), ..

How popular is Alanson?

Alanson is an unusual given name for males. Alanson is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Alan (#167 via latest list) and Alain are the prominent variation forms of Alanson (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Alanson was common among parents in the 1950s (median #944) and is now much diminished (#1083, 69%), with the version Alan going out of style. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alain, Alan in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adamson, Adamsson (see Adamson), Addeson, Addison, Adison, Adnon, Aeson, Alanso, Alanzo, Alastor, Albinson, Alfonso, Alison, Alisson, Allison, Allisoun, Allonso, Allson, Allyson, Almando, Almanzo, Alohnso (see Alonzo), Alonso, Alonzo, Alston, Amando, Andon, Annson, Anson, Anton, Babson, Blandon, Blanton, Branson, Bronson, Cannon, Canon, Cason, Channon, Claron, Claudon (see Claude), Claxton, Clinton, Danon, Dayson, Elison, Ellison, Elson, Gannon, Glennon, Hanson, Jacson, Jakson, Janson, Jansson, Jason, Jaxson, Jayson, Jenson, Johnson, Klayton, Landon, Masson, Nealson, Parson, Randon, Ronson, Sanson, Scanlon, Shandon, Shannon, Stanton, Swenson, Tanson and Tanton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alanson.

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