The name Alison is a girl's name of Scottish origin. Alison is ranked #382 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names with Inspirational Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".
From the experts:
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.