What does Allison mean?
Allison [al-li-son] as a name for boys (also used more regularly as girls' name Allison) is of Old English derivation, and the name Allison means "son of the noble". Allison is a variant form of Alison (Old English): more common as a girl's name.
(male) Alliso, Arlison, ..
(female) Allian, Allilan, .. Middle name pairings:
Allison Creed (A.C.), ..
How popular is Allison?
Allison is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#590 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Allison entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #743 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Allison is alike in pronunciation to Elison, Elisson, Ellison and Ellyson. Other suggested similar names are Abelson, Adamson, Addeson, Addison▼, Adison, Adisson (see Addison), Adrion, Aileron, Ailin, Aimon, Alanso, Alanson, Albin▼, Albinson, Albion, Albis, Aldin, Aldis, Aldivin (see Aldous), Aldon, Aleron, Alfio, Algis, Alin, Allain, Allan▼, Allcot (see Alcott), Allen▼, Allie▼, Allin, Allon, Allonso, Allston, Allton, Allyn, Aloin, Alois▼, Aloisio, Alon, Alpin, Alston, Alton▼, Aluin, Aluino, Alvin▼, Alvise, Alwin, Alwis, Anson▲, Ansson, Arion, Arliss, Colson, Davison, Eddison, Eliron, Ellson, Ellston, Ellton, Gellion, Gillion, Gillson, Gilson, Jaison, Jamison▲, Nelson▼, Nilson, Nilsson, Williston, Willson and Wilson▼. These names tend to be more frequently used than Allison.See names in meaning and etymology.