Gender: Female Meaning of Addison: "son of Adam" Origin of Addison: English Addison's Popularity in 2018: #35

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.

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Rank in US: #35

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Isabella_188 Says:


It's odd how I don't like Madison that much, but I love Addison.

ChoosingAnameSoHard Says:


Not a fan!!!! Makes me think of the disease. Can’t believe it’s so popular.

rosieflower Says:


I like this name and I was thinking of calling my little girl it with Addie for short but i preferred Ashie for short then I found the name Ashton so I chose that instead because it is so beautiful!!

Starelli Says:


I feel like Addison/Adelyn/Adaline ("Addy") is the new Aidan.

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gummybear0724 Says:


I think Addison is better. I used to like Savannah but it just doesn't have the appeal. Addison I find much prettier. I like it on both boys and girls.

Daiseymae Says:


Addison sounds too masculine. Savannah is much prettier.

sas123 Says:


Which do you like better-Savannah or Addison?

paulapuddephatt Says:


I prefer Madison because I like Maddie, but I prefer Madeleine or Madelyn as full names.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I prefer Ada, too. I think Addie could be a nickname for Ada anyway, although it's longer than the original name - but Johnny is longer than John, and there are plenty of other nicknames that are the no shorter, or longer, than the "full name" they are used for. I don't like my name, Paula, much either, but just tolerate it, so I respect you for changing yours. 😃

harvest Says:


I was born one of the rare Addison's of my generation, it was my nanna's mother's maiden name. I always disliked my name for being so boyish and so un-me. I went by Addie all through my childhood and adolescence and once I got married decided to change my name to the more vintage and more "me" Ada. My mom, aunts and older sister still call me Addie, but I don't mind at all, it's more my name than Addison itself ever was.

funnymonkey Says:


I love this name! I knew a girl Addison and a boy Addison, but I think it's fine on either.

Daiseymae Says:


I agree. I don't care for either of them.

indiefendi2 Says:


I like Addison better than Madison but I really don't like either.

kiwipop Says:


I honestly don't like this name on either genders.

actingfun Says:


Thank you for actually being respectful about your opinion. Nobody does that anymore :(

actingfun Says:


This is my baby cousin's name, and though I didn't really like it at first, it is beginning to grow on me. Check back in a year and maybe this will be one of my favorites :)

Zelliew Says:


The disease is the first place I ever heard Addison. I've never met one in Australia.

eveyalecia Says:


I grew up with a boy named Addison, so I always think of this as a boy's name. But it's definitely seen by most as predominantly a girls name now.

wavygirl Says:


i love this name. hello gracexx addison rox

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Don't curse your daughter with a name thats in the top 20? I don't think she'll hate her name if she is surrounded by other female Addisons. A boy on the other hand will probably hate you for giving him a name thats in the top 20 for girls and not even in the top 1000 for boys. The name is now unisex, nothing stays the same forever.

Guest Says:


Don't curse your daughter with a name that's in the top 20? I don't think she'll hate it if she is surrounded by other female Addisons. On the other hand a boy will probably hate you for giving him a name thats in the top 20 for girls yet not even in the top 1000 for boys. The name is now unisex, nothing stays he same forever.

indiefendi2 Says:


Why does Senator Mitch McConnell not go by his first name Addison then? Seems like he's embarrassed by it or something. I've never heard a boy named Allison either.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Personally, something about this name seems off to me. I can't picture it on anyone.

gracexx Says:


Hello? Addison is a BOYS name just bv its says unisex its not a girls name. It wad originally a boys name till a TV show had a girl named Addison in it idiotic parent named their kid that btw the meaning is Adams SON that prices its supposed to be a boys name DONT curse your daughter with this name

flora_kate Says:


I knew two brothers in grade school named Addison and Avery. I have to wonder now how they feel about their names becoming a common name... For girls!

jasminegarden Says:


I adore this name for a little girl but it sounds way too chavvy and over-popular so I'd never use it.

lillian85 Says:


Addison's disease is a rare, chronic endocrine disorder in which the adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones (wikipedia)

cengel73 Says:


Love this name!

Guest Says:


I think I prefer Madison because Addison is a kinda grungy area in my county.