What does Alison mean?
Alison [al-i-son] as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' name Alison) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Alison is "son of the noble". More common as a girl's name, in spite of the -son ending.
(male) Abison, Anison, ..
(female) Alisonne, .. Middle name pairings:
Alison Gino (A.G.), ..
How popular is Alison?
Alison is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#30229 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. The only popular related form of Alison (outside Top 2000) is Allison. This form of Alison was popular as a birth name during 1890-1899. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Alison is pronounced similarly to Elison, Elisson, Ellison and Ellyson. Other suggested similar names are Addison▼, Adison, Adisson (see Addison), Aeson, Aimon, Alanson, Albinson, Albion, Aldon, Aleron, Alexan, Alin, Allon, Allston, Allton, Alon, Alsdon (see Alston), Alston, Alton▼, Annson, Anson▲, Ansson, Arion, Edison▲, Eliron, Eliso, Ellson, Elson and Jaison. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alison.See names in meaning and etymology.