Addison Name Meaning & Origin

Addison

Pronunciation: A-di-sən (key)

Origin of the name Addison:

Transferred use of the English surname derived from the Middle English Addisone (son of Addy).

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USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: AD-i-sən

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Meanings and history of the name Addison: | Edit

Addison is an English surname meaning "son of Adam".

Addison is now more popular for a girl, which is strongly discouraged because it has such a masculine meaning and sound, it even has the word SON in it which gives the clue that it is a male name.

From an English surname meaning "son of ADAM". Its recent popularity as a feminine name stems from its similarity in sound to Madison.

Famous real-life people named Addison: | Edit

Addison T. Smith - 10-term Idaho congressman
Levi Addison Ault - "Father of Cincinnati Parks"
Addison Whittaker Richards, Jr. - American actor of film and television
Addison Bain - retired NASA scientist and founding member of the National Hydrogen Association who is credited with postulating the Incendiary-Paint Theory
Addison W. "King" Kelly - an American football and baseball player
Ernest Addison Moody - a noted philosopher, medievalist, and logician as well as a musician and scientist

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Addison DeWitt, character in All About Eve

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