"son of Adam"

Addison Origin and Meaning

The name Addison is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Adam".

Despite its origin as a patronymic meaning "son of Adam", Addison really caught on for baby girls in the US around the turn of the millennium, following in Madison's footsteps to peak at #11 in 2007 and again in 2010.

But there are plenty of distinguished namesakes for a boy named Addison: from the fictional theater critic Addison DeWitt (All About Eve) to the 18th-century English poet, playwright, politician and essayist Joseph Addison.
It is worth noting too, that Addison remains in usage for boys in the UK and would fit right in with other unisex choices, such as Mackenzie, Hadley, and Ellis.

# 866 in the US

Addison Rank in US Top 1000

# 1490 on Nameberry

Addison Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Addison Popularity

Famous People Named Addison

  • Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnellU.S. Senator from Kentucky
  • Addison Wayne RussellAmerican professional baseball player
  • Addison ScottAmerican singer
  • Knox Addison Alanson of Amanda Righetti and Jordan Alan

Addison in Pop Culture

  • Addison DeWittcharacter in 1950 film All About Eve
  • David Addisoncharacter on TV's "Moonlighting;" usually called Addison

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