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Addison

Origin: Liberia
gender-female
Region Origin: Western Africa

Addison is an Old English given name that has its etymological meaning as "son of Adam". The name has strong origins in 1600's Scotland and was initially a masculine name. However, since the 1990s, Addison has increasingly become a feminine name in the United States, while it remains strictly masculine in Latin and German-speaking countries. The name Addison is a gender-neutral baby name of British origin. It is a variation of the names Addyson and Adamson, and ironically means "son of Adam". The name has also been translated from Hebrew, meaning "Earth". Although it was originally a boy's name, Addison has gained popularity as a girl's name in recent years. The name is associated with strength, leadership, and authority.

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