Gender: Male Meaning of Addison: "son of Adam" Origin of Addison: English

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.

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Renee5322 Says:


It's actually not that bad on a guy. Unfortunately I don't know if it will ever regain popularity for boys again after it became so common for girls.

TechnoKitten Says:


This is a great boys name. I can't imagine this on a girl unless she's a tomboy that plays football. (and by football I mean soccer)

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Ah, I see. I've heard of the show, but never watched it (though I know someone who does sometimes).

caetano Says:


well I'll believe that one I start seeing little boys named Elizabeth and Sarah running around.

caetano Says:


One thing: Grey's Anatomy.

KJGlitter Says:


Snap. I really liked this name. Then my dog developed Addison's disease, and now I can only think of a costly shot every month to keep him alive.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I'd much rather use Addison for a boy than a girls. I don't understand why people started using Addison as a girl name. It's not girly at call. All son names I like c better for boys, even Allison and Madison. There's just no point in conceived them as girly.

fuzzycub Says:


Please don't name your little kid Addison. The disease has ruined it as a person's name.

Guest Says:


You're right. I am sorry. I shouldn't have said that. You can name your kid whatever you like. I don't want to seem misogynistic in any way.

mckaylalove Says:


Yo, imma say it again. There isn't any reason a name can't be used by both genders.

Guest Says:


No, it's the parents giving this name to girls that are calling it feminine and don't throw that word around so freely, it adds to the problem.

Frankie Says:


Names don't get "ruined" for one gender by use of another gender. That's an outdated, misogynistic thought. Discouraging parents from using a name for fear it will make their sons appear feminine merely adds to the problem.

Guest Says:


Please don't name your little boy Addison. The song has ruined it as a boy's name, despite the masculine ending.