The variant spelling Allison is the most common form in the United States. Other variants include Alisson, Allisson, Allyson, Allysson, Alyson, Alysson, Alicen, and Alycen, nicknamed Allie, Alley, Alie, Ali, Ally, Aly, Al, Aley, and Alli.
Meaning of Allison
Alison and all its variations come from Alicen, a feminine French diminutive of Alice. However, the name is also derived from a masculine English matronym, meaning “son of Alice”. Alice derives from the Greek “aletheia” which means “truth”. Allison can mean “Little Alice”.
According to Social Security Agency data, Allison has been consistently popular, only recently dropping from the top 50 where she was from 2000-2016. Despite this decline, Allison still remains in the top 100. It is the 26th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.
Allison is a surname of English and Scottish origin. It was a patronymic, probably indicating the son of Allen in most cases, but possibly Ellis, Alexander, or the female given name Alice/Alise in other cases. Alison, variant of Alison, is a surname of French origin.
How common is the name Allison for a baby born in 2021? Allison was the 82nd most popular girl name and the 10736th most popular boy name. In 2021 there were 3,129 little girls and only 6 little boys named Allison. 1 in 569 little girls and 1 in 310,108 little boys born in 2021 will be named Allison.
Allison is used exclusively for girls, while Alison is gender neutral, mainly in Europe. It is a diminutive of Alice and a close cousin of Alicia. While Alison is second only to Allison in terms of popularity, the One-L version was the first to make it onto the baby name charts in the 1930s.
1. Allison is a Christian girl name and the meaning of this name is “Exalted Nature, Son of Alice“.
French. Origin. Meaning. “Alice’s son” or “little Alice”
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In English baby names, the name Allison means: Of nobility. From German Adalheidis, meaning nobility, and French Adeliz, which is a form of Adelaide.
When people hear the name Allison, they perceive you as someone who is alive, uplifting, inspirational, and even charming. You are the life of the party with your lively, intelligent and witty personality. Others find you strikingly attractive and like to be the center of attention.
Allison has seen most of her success over the past 20 years; The name peaked in 2009 when it peaked at number 30 nationally.