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Norman French, diminutive of Alice
"noble"

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

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