Alison: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Alison | Girls
Origin of the name Alison:
A matronymic meaning "son of Alice." . Var: Alisson, Allison, Allisson, Alyson. Short: Ali, Alli, Allie. Pet: Lissi, Lissie.
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- Comments and insights on the name Alison: | Edit
I have always heard that Alison was originally a nickname for "Alice" not "Son of Alice"
- Personal experiences with the name Alison: | Edit
-Growing up in the 70's and 80's I was usually the only Alison in my class. I pretty much liked my name. It was hard for me to say when I was first learning to talk because L's are pretty hard for babies. My mother called me Ali, and I pronounced it IE. I like the fact that my name has two nicknames that different people use. The full name can be used very nicely for professionalism, and Ali has a nice nicknamey funloving sound. Al, is a very quick nickname that a few members of my family use and everyone on my softball team used when I was growing up. It has a sporty sound.
-I am also an Alison, who grew up in the later 90's and early 2000's. Still in high school, I am the only one in my class named Alison. In elementary school there was one other girl, however that was it. I love my name. It is not too common, but not a strange name. The only thing I do not particularly like is my last name with my first name: Alison Robson. Like the previous person, my mom and friends call me Ali, but sometimes my mom shortens it even more to Al.
- Nicknames for Alison: | Edit
Allie, Ali, Al,Ally,Allye,Ally-Baby,Aly,Ally-dooldle,aloroo,
- Meanings and history of the name Alison: | Edit
Alison is the French and German diminutive of Alice.
Another meaning for Alison is "truthful one."
- Famous real-life people named Alison: | Edit
Alison Arngrim, American actress
Alison Braden, Canadian water polo player
Alison Brie, American actress
Alisyn Camerota, American television news anchor
Alison Doody, actress
Alison Eastwood, American actress and businesswoman
Allison Fisher, snooker champion
Alison Forman, Australian footballer
Alison Goldfrapp, English musician
Ali Hewson, campaign worker & wife of U2's lead singer Bono
Allison Iraheta, American Idol contestant
Allison Janney, American actress
Alison Kennedy, Scottish author
Alison King, English actress, Carla Connor in Coronation Street
Alison Krauss, American musician
Alison Lohman, American actress
Alison Mac, British actress
Alison Moyet, English singer and actress
Alison Pill, Canadian actress
Alison Richard, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University
Alison Rowatt, Scottish field hockey midfielder
Alison Sweeney, American actress
Alison Sudol, American musician
- Alison in song, story & screen: | Edit
"Alison" by Elvis Costello
"Alison's Starting to Happen" by the Lemonheads
"Alison Road" by Gin Blossoms
"Alison" by the Pixies
Alison DiLaurentis, character in the Pretty Little Liars TV series
Global Popularity of the Name Alison
- #101 in Ireland
- #221 in Canada (Quebec)
- #273 in United States
- #296 in Canada (Alberta)