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Gender: F Origin of Alison: Norman French, diminutive of Alice Meaning of Alice: German, "noble" Alison's Popularity in 2013: #297

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Alison has been long popular in Scotland and widely used here since the fifties; this more feminine medieval derivative of Alice had long surpassed the original in popularity. But now sounds a tad dated in the U.S., with Alice having leapfrogged back over Alison, Alicia and other variations. Allison is the only variant still ahead of the stylish Alice, at Number 34.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Alison

"Alison," song by Elvis Costello
Alison DiLaurentis, character in the Pretty Little Liars series
Alison Hendrix, character in TV's "Orphan Black"
Alison Humphrey, character in the Gossip Girl series
Alison Robb, character in the Canterwood Crest series
Alison Barrington Kovich, character in TV soap "Port Charles"
Alison Mongrain, character in Spider-Man comics
"Alison," song by Slowdive
"Alison," song by French singer Jordy Lemoine
"Alison Hell", song by Annihilator
"Alison's Starting To Happen", song by The Lemonheads
"Alison's the Bomb", song by The Huntingtons
"Alison and Willie," English folk song
"Alison and Maud," BBC radio comedy series
"Alison's Birthday," 1981 Australian horror movie
"Alison's House," play by Susan Glaspell
"Hating Alison Ashley," 2005 Australian comedy movie
"Portrait of Alison," British movie and TV series

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