Allison

Pronunciation: a-hlle-e-so-hn
Origin: Scotland
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Europe

Allison, a gender-neutral name of Scottish origin, means "noble". It is a variation of the name Alison and has been used as both a masculine and feminine name throughout history. In the early 1200s, Allison was a popular surname in counties and towns like Berwickshire, Yorkshire, and Durham, meaning "son of Alan," "son of Alexander," or "Alice's son". The name has its roots in French, Irish, and English languages, with variations such as Alison, Allyson, Alicen, and Alisoun. The origin of Allison can be traced back to the name Alice, which comes from the Old French name Aalis, a diminutive of Adelais, derived from the Germanic name Adalheidis. The word "adal" means "noble," while "heid" means "kind," "sort," or "type". Before gaining popularity in medieval times, Allison was primarily used as a masculine name and derived from the surname Allison. Today, the name has traveled across the globe and is found in countries such as the United States, Nigeria, and Australia.

Allison Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Allison is currently #465 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Allison is currently #260 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Allison is currently #459 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Allison is currently #260 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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