Addison Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Addison:
Transferred use of the English surname derived from the Middle English Addisone (son of Addy).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Much better as a boy's name. Still don't understand why or how it was changed to a girl's name.
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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
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
- Addison in song, story & screen
Addison DeWitt, character in All About Eve