Popularity:939
Origin:British
Other Origin(s):French; Greek; Celtic
Meaning:Noble; Defender of mankind; Harmony
Like to keep everyone guessing? Is Allie short for Allison, Alexandra, Alana, Alice, or something else entirely? Surprise—Allie has become so popular that it’s actually a name in itself. This feminine name may have been derived from the French Allison or Alice, which means “noble” and has been a first name in some parts of the world since medieval times. Allie can also come from the Greek Alexandra, meaning "defender of mankind," and the Celtic Alun, meaning "harmony," giving your little one plenty of inspiration. In the US, Allie took off in the early 20th century but faded from the spotlight before reemerging in the mid-1980s. It was still popular in 1996 when country singer Garth Brooks gave the name to his daughter
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