Alison is a gender-neutral name of Scottish orign with German roots, translating to "noble" or "exalted." With a name like this, baby is sure to keep their confidence and honor as high as possible. The big difference between Alison with one L and Allison with two is gender. Allison is used exclusively for girls, while Alison is gender-neutral, mostly in Europe. It’s a diminutive of Alice and a close cousin of Alicia. While Alison comes in second place to Allison in terms of popularity, the one-L version was the first to make it on the baby-name charts in the 1930s. It was a popular name in England and France in the Middle Ages and counts among its bearers Alison Sweeney, who hosted The Biggest Loser but became well known as Sami on Days of Our Lives.
Famous People Named Alison
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- Alison KraussMusician
Alison Name Popularity Data
The Bump Ranking
Overall:Alison is currently #885 on The Bump
Boy:Alison is currently #656 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Alison is currently #485 on The Bump Girl Names
Overall:Alison is currently #905 in U.S. births
Boy:Alison is currently #24767 in U.S. births
Girl:Alison is currently #908 in U.S. births
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Ancestry, Alison Family History
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IMDb, Alison Sweeney
House of Names, Alison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Online Etymology Dictionary, Alison, October 2017
Word Sense, Alison
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