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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Famous People Named Alison
- Alison Maria KraussAmerican country and bluegrass singer
- Alison Ann "Ali" SweeneyAmerican actress
- Alison Marion LohmanAmerican actress
- Alison Elizabeth "Ali" LarterAmerican actress
- Alison Loren SudolAmerican musician of A Fine Frenzy
- Alison "Ali" HewsonIrish activist, wife of singer Bono
- Alison Margaret ArngrimAmerican actress
- Alison Courtney PillCanadian actress
- Alison Brie (Schermerhorn)American actress
- Alison "Ali" GertzAmerican AIDS activist
- (Geneviève) Alison Jane MoyetEnglish singer
- Alison RiskeAmerican tennis player
- Alison SteadmanEnglish actress
- Alison WeirEnglish novelist
- Alison Van UytvanckBelgian tennis player
- Alison BechdelAmerican cartoonist
- Alison BaiAustralian tennis player
- Alison BrownAmerican banjo player
- Alison Elizabeth Margaret GoldfrappEnglish musician of duo Goldfrapp
- Alison Joy LeggattEnglish actress
- Alison WheelerEnglish singer of The Beautiful South
- Alison Laura CarrollEnglish gymnast, model and actress; model for Lara Croft
- Alison Jane UttleyEnglish children's author
- Alison KingEnglish actress
- Alison ParkerAmerican News Reporter shot on live TV
- Alison "Ali" OetjenAustralian reality TV star
- Alison Eastwood (b. 1972)American actress; daughter of actor Clint Eastwood
- Taylor Alison SwiftAmerican singer and songwriter
- Alison Waite (b. 1981) Playboy Playmate of the Month for May 2006
Alison in Pop Culture
- Alison DiLaurentischaracter in the Pretty Little Liars series
- Alison Hendrixcharacter in TV's "Orphan Black"
- Alison Humphreycharacter in the Gossip Girl series
- Alison Robbcharacter in the Canterwood Crest series
- Alison Barrington Kovichcharacter in TV soap "Port Charles"
- Alison Mongraincharacter in Spider,Man comics
- Alison Argentcharacter on TV's Teen Wolf
- Alison Baileylead character on TV's "The Affair"
- Alison O'Sullivancharacter in the "St Clare" book series by Enid Blyton
- Alison Stanhopetitle character in "Alison's House," play by Susan Glaspell
- Alison Findlaymain character in "Alison's Birthday," 1981 Australian horror movie
- Alison Fordcharacter in "Portrait of Alison," British movie and TV series
- Alison Poolecharacter in Jay McInerney's novel "Story of My Life", recurring character in Bret Easton Ellis's novels
- Alison Sedgea character in The Deptford Mice trilogy of books by Robin Jarvis
- Alison Ashleymain character in "Hating Alison Ashley" by Robin Klein
- "Alison" song by Elvis Costello
- "Alison" song by Slowdive
- "Alison" song by French singer Jordy Lemoine
- "Alison Hell"song by Annihilator
- "Alison's Starting To Happen"song by The Lemonheads
- "Alison's the Bomb"song by The Huntingtons
- "Alison and Willie" English folk song
- "Alison and Maud" BBC radio comedy series