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Gender: female/male
Meaning: noble kind, of the noble short, noble
Related Names: Ali, Alice, Alisanne, Alison, Alisoun, Alisson, Alli, Allicen, Allie, Allissa, Allson, Ally, Allyson, Alsun, Alysanne, Alyson, Alysoun, Alyssa, Alysson, Ellison

Length: 7 Gender: {{#if female/male



Rank in 2000s: 44


Name: allison Origin: [[Origin::origin:Germanic]], [[Category:origin:Germanic Names]], [[Category:origin:Germanic Given Names]], [[Origin::origin:French]], [[Category:origin:French Names]], [[Category:origin:French Given Names]], English,, Meaning (no case): noble kind, of the noble short, noble

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Allison or Alison is derived from Alice, and English name meaning “exalted nature.” Originally, Allison was a surname, meaning “Alice’s son.” Although family names usually originated with a male ancestor, as with the names Johnson or Anderson, if a woman was the head of the household, her name might be used. This exception could occur if the woman owned the family property, or if the husband had died or abandoned the family. [1]

As a first name, Alison was originally a medieval French/Norman pet name for Alice. It was used almost exclusively in Scotland until it became popular again in the 20th century. [1]


The name Allison has seen a steady rise in popularity over the past sixty years. In 1945, it did not rank in the top 1000 names for girls in the United States; since 1974, however, it has ranked in the top 100 names.

  • 2006: Rank = 46
  • 2005: Rank = 45
  • 2004: Rank = 40
  • 2003: Rank = 46
  • 2002: Rank = 44
  • 2001: Rank = 44
  • 2000: Rank = 44
  • 1999: Rank = 40 [1]


  • Since 1963, the spelling Allison has been more popular than Alison in the United States. [1]
  • Allison is a common surname, ranking 495th in the 1990 United States Census.[1]


  • Allison, Iowa
  • Allison, Pennsylvania
  • Allison, Texas
  • Allison, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Allison Park, Pennsylvania
  • Allisonville, Ontario, Canada
  • Allison Hawkins – character on the television show Jericho
  • Allison Sugarbaker – character on the television sitcom Designing Women
  • Allison Cameron – character on the television drama House M.D.
  • Allison Dubois – main character on the television show Medium
  • Allison Gottlieb – character on the television drama L.A. Law
  • Allison Lowell – character on the television sitcom Kate & Alley
  • Allison Parrish – character in the film Meet Joe Black
  • Allison Reynolds – character in the film The Breakfast Club
  • Allison Page – character in the film Beverly Hills Ninja




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Author: Samantha Bell

Facts about AllisonRDF feed
Gender female/male  +
Length 7  +
Meaning noble kind, of the noble short, noble  +
Meaningnc noble kind, of the noble short, noble  +
Name allison  +
Origin English  +
Popularity 1  +
Rank in 2000s 44  +
Related Ali  +, Alice  +, Alisanne  +, Alison  +, Alisoun  +, Alisson  +, Alli  +, Allicen  +, Allie  +, Allissa  +, Allson  +, Ally  +, Allyson  +, Alsun  +, Alysanne  +, Alyson  +, Alysoun  +, Alyssa  +, Alysson  +, and Ellison  +
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