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Gender: Female Origin of Alison: Norman French, diminutive of Alice Meaning of Alice: German, "noble" Alison's Popularity in 2018: #400

Alison Origin and Meaning:

The name Alison is a girl's name of Scottish origin.

Alison has been long popular in Scotland and widely used here since the fifties; this more feminine medieval derivative of Alice had long surpassed the original in popularity. But now sounds a tad dated in the U.S., with Alice having leapfrogged back over Alison, Alicia and other variations. Allison is the only variant still ahead of the stylish Alice.

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paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-29T01:04:39

I have friends who are either Alison or Allison. I go in phases as to which spelling I prefer. Apart from Alice, this is the one name in this group which I still currently like. Alicia is okay, but all the Alissa, Alyssa type names were so overdone, that I think they need a rest.

Jessica Kainer Says:

2015-07-04T17:46:35

I agree...same goes for me with the name Sara...I much prefer Sarah

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2015-06-26T20:14:57

I much prefer Allison. It look more complete to me than Alison. Just my opinion.

Catastroffy Says:

2014-12-03T19:59:13

This is the name of my main character, a relative of mine, and a pet lizard we used to have. I am very fond of it.

britkarma Says:

2014-09-19T01:11:31

This is my sisters name. I like both spellings, I might prefer the double L better though. It's such a romantic, pretty girl name. I've never heard it personally except for on my sister.

ldougie Says:

2014-08-17T23:32:49

I like this spelling better than the double l.