The name Alison is a girl's name of Scottish origin. Alison is ranked #400 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names with Inspirational Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
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.
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