"son of Adam"

Addison Origin and Meaning

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

Addison, a TV-generated name (Dr. Addison Shephard, Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice) took off in hot pursuit of predecessor Madison, sounding sharper and more modern--at least until its own rapid climb up the ladder. Addison, one of the few patronymics ('son of') names to be totally accepted for girls, is now near the top of the girls' charts and is among the most popular of the popular girl names starting with A. You can think of it as a more contemporary Allison or a gender-neutral (in feel if not in practice) version of the popular Adeline and Adelaide. Nickname Addie makes it feel cute and traditions, but given all the Ad-beginning names trending for girls, there are a lot of little Addies around.

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Famous People Named Addison

  • Addison Jayne TimlinAmerican actress
  • Addison WingateAmerican beauty queen and reality TV personality ("Kim of Queens")
  • Addison Kersch Schultz (b. 1990)daughter of Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz
  • Addison Bay (b. 2006)daughter of baseball player Jason Bay
  • Addison Melissa Sansone (b. 2010)daughter of TV anchor Julie Banderas and Andrew Sansone
  • Addison Marie Stagliano (b. 2014)daughter of TV personality DeAnna Pappas Stagliano
  • Addison Muhlbach (b. 2012)daughter of NFL player Don Muhlbach
  • Addison Leigh Teixeiradaughter of baseball player Mark Teixeira
  • Addison Hornishdaughter of NASCAR driver Sam Hornish Jr.
  • Addison Underwooddaughter of TV personalities Brad and Meredith Underwood of "Pretty Wicked Moms"
  • Addison Harbaughdaughter of college football coach Jim Harbaugh
  • Piper Addison Dalton (b. 2008)daughter of TV personality Jonny Fairplay and model Michelle Deighton
  • Addison Renee Duggardaughter of Joe and Kendra, from TLC's "Counting On"

Addison in Pop Culture

  • Addison "Addie" Kate Singermain character of Unfabulous
  • Dr. Addison Montgomerycharacter on TV's "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice"
  • Addisoncharacter in film "Saw II"
  • Addisoncharacter on TV's "The Suite Life on Deck"
  • Addison's diseasechronic endocrine disorder
  • Addisona character in the mobile game “Hollywood U”

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