Alison - Meaning Of Alison, What Does Alison Mean?

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Alison Meaning


What does Alison mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Alison is of German and French origin.

The meaning of Alison is "noble kind".  

Alison is used as both a boys and girls name. It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced A-li-son.

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 289  in baby name popularity for girls with 1115 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Alison Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Alison has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Alison to other names.

Alison is a form of the name Alice.

The name Alison was originally a dimunitive of the Norman French name Alis, a form of the Old German origin name Alice. In French, it is common to add the suffix son meaning "little" to create a nickname.

The name Alice is a form of an Old French spelling of a greatly contracted version of the German name Adalheidis (possibly Adalheidis to Adelaide to Adeliz to Alice or Adalheidis to Adelais to Aalis to Alice).

Alice was considered a distinct name when it was revived in the 19th century. It is a form of Adelaide.

The name is derived from the Germanic elements adel meaning "noble" and heid meaning "kind or sort".

The name became popular through the books of Lewis Carrol, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1865) and "Alice Through the Looking Glass" (1872).

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Variants of the name Alison include Alisson, Allison, Allisson, Alllison, Allyson, Alysson.

The names Alasan, Aleson, Aliceson, Aliceyn, Alli, Allisa, Alyson, Alysoun are all forms of Alison.

Alison has the diminutives (nicknames) Alley, Alli, Allie, Ally.

Alison falls into the song name category.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Alison in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Alison in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Alison in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Alison Numerology page.

Alison Numerology
Alison in Hieroglyhics
Alison in Nautical Flags
Traditional or old world Germanic names have two parts. One part indicates the gender and the other the characteristic of the person. For example, Adelbert or Albert is composed of adel meaning noble and a derivation of beracht meaning bright or shining.

Given names are generally gender specific. Male names cannot be used for females and vice versa. The only exception to this rule is "Maria" which can be used as a male second name as in Erich Maria.

German children are given one or many pre-names (vornames). Only one of these names however is used as their main name or call name (rufname). Parents choose a name because they like it or they may name a child after a relative. Religious catholics frequently give saints names as secondary names. Some combinations of male first and second names such as Hans-Joseph are traditionally hyphenated. The maximum number of first names is five.

Germany has very strict naming laws. Names must be known as a human names. For example, pet names, common nouns, place names and invented names are not allowed. They must also not be offensive or humiliating. The Name Registrar (Standesbeamter) has the right to bar a name. Parent's can appeal the Standesbeamter's decision in court.

Given names may only be changed to correct an error made by the state when recording the name, naturalization of foreigners who may wish to take on a more Germanic version of their name and gender reassignment by transsexuals.

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