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Alison Meaning


What does Alison mean?

The name Alison is of German and French origin.

The meaning of Alison is "noble kind".

Alison is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced A-li-son.

The Given Name Alison

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.

Alison falls into the song name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Alison Sweeney.

Alison Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 400 in baby name popularity for girls with 767 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 383 in baby name popularity for girls with 813 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 Related Names

Alison is a form of Alice.

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

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

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

Famous Alisons

  • Alison Sweeney ~ Actress

Alison Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Alison.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Alison Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Alison in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Alison.

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.