Diminutive of Alice or English
"son of Allen"

Allison Origin and Meaning

The name Allison is a boy's name meaning "son of Allen".

This shows up on the Social Security data for boys, but these days is mostly female: 2700 baby girls were named Allison last year versus six baby boys.

But given the emerging trend of female names for boys, Allison could see some more use as a male name.

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Allison Rank in US Top 1000

# 2582 on Nameberry

Allison Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Famous People Named Allison

  • Drew Allison CareyAmerican actor and comedian