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Meaning of Alison

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The name Alison has the following meaning:

Variation of Alice, which means "noble". Extremely popular in the mid twentieth century.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Alison is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 246 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Alison rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 47 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 227 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Alison in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Alison is pronounced as al-ih-sun


Alison originates from the Scottish language.

See other suggested Scottish girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Alison and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Alison: Boys - Dalziel, Girls - Alana, Davina, Dree, Euna, Fiona, Iona, Jamya, Janet, Kenzie, Xenia, Zena, Both genders - Bonnie



Common nicknames for the name Alison are: Ally, Allie


We think the name Alison should fall under the following style category: The 70's.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Alison to be: Pretty and dainty woman

In one word, you might describe Alison as a(n) "dainty" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Alison (or its variants) are:

Alison Ruth Retzloff Viktorin, born on 1 February, a famous actress. Alison Ruth Retzloff Viktorin's background: A Texas-based voice actress who primarily works on the properties of Funimation. Alison's best known known voice role is that of Detective Conan Edogawa on Case Closed; other prominent roles include Viola in Kiddy Grade, the Narutaki Twins in Negima and Amy in Burst Angel.

Alison Moyet, born on 18 June, a famous singer. Alison Moyet's background: An English pop singer-songwriter noted for her bluesy voice

Alison Krauss, born on 23 July, a famous singer. Alison Krauss's background: An American bluegrass-country singer and fiddle player. She entered the music industry at a young age, winning local contests by the age of ten and recording for the first time on her brother's album at fourteen.
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