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Meaning of Allison

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The name Allison has the following meaning:

A truthful and morally strong person. The name soared to popularity since the mid 1800's due to the success of the Lewis Caroll novel, Alice in Wonderland.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.


As a baby girl name, Allison is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 43 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Allison rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 2 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 30 in the Top 1000 charts.

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


The name Allison is very likely a(n) English variant of the name Alice.

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You might also like to see the other variants of the name Alice.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Allison and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Allison: Boys - Wilbur, Girls - Adelia, Adelle, Berdie, Deloise, Harriett, Henriette, Herminia, Karla, Theda, Willa, Both genders - Jocelyn


The name Allison is a variant of Alice. Other popular variants of the name Alice are: Aili (Scottish), Alecia, Alehsa, Alesia, Alessa, Ali (Nickname), Alica (Hungarian), Alice (German), Alicea, Alicia (Spanish), Alika, Alikah, Alisa, Alise, Alishah, Alishay, Alishya, Alisia (Polish), Alisse, Alissya, Aliz (Polish), Alli (Nickname), Allie, Allisanne, Allison (English), Allisun, Ally, Allyce, Allys, Alyce, Alysa, Alyse, Alysha, Alysia, Alyson (English), Alyssa, Alyssaya, Alysse, Alyssia, Elissa, Elsa, Elyse, Elyssa, Illysa, Illyssa, Ilysa, Licha (Spanish)


We think the name Allison should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Allison to be: A dreamy person who is young at heart, kind, and gentle

In one word, you might describe Allison as a(n) "dreamy" person.

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