Allison Name Meaning & Origin

Allison

Pronunciation: A-li-sən (key)

Origin of the name Allison:

Matronymic meaning "son of Alice."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Alicen, Alison, Allie, Allyson, Alyson

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Nicknames for Allison

Allie, Al, Alice, Lissy, Alls, Allsie, A, A-bomb, Sonny, Ally, Alliepop, Alli, Little Alice, Allicinnnamon, Ally-cat, Lee, Als, Alz, Alli-love, Alligator, Sin, Alleosin pronounced: (All-ee-oh-sin), BabyAl, Allycat, Allicat,

Meanings and history of the name Allison

Alison/Allison has two etymologies. Alison and all of its variations are from Alicen, a feminine French diminutive of Alice. However, the name also derived as a masculine English matronymic meaning "son of Alice." Alice derives from the Greek "aletheia," meaning "truth."

Allison can mean "Little Alice."

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Famous real-life people named Allison

Allison Baver (born 1980), American speed skater
Allison Cameron (born 1963), Canadian composer
Allison Crowe (born 1981), Canadian musician
Allison Fisher (born 1968), English snooker champion
Allison Harvard (born 1988), American model
Allison Holker (born 1988), American jazz dancer
Allison Iraheta (born 1992), American singer
Allison Janney (born 1959), American actress
Allison Mack (born 1982), American actress
Allison Moorer (born 1972), American country singer
Allison Munn (born 1974), American actress
Allison Scagliotti (born 1990), American actress
Allison Smith (born 1969), American actress
Allison Tranquilli (born 1972), Australian basketball player
Allison Wolfe (born 1969), American musician
Allison Schmitt (born in 1990), American Olympic swimmer
Allison Hayes (born in 1930), American actress & model
Alison Arngrim, American actress, stand-up comedian and author
Allison Balson, American actress, singer and songwriter
Alley Mills (a.k.a. Allison), notable actress
Allison Munn, American actress

Allison in song, story & screen

Allison Argent - From MTV's Teen Wolf (Played by Crystal Reed.)
"Alison", song by Elvis Costello
The female lead in Nicholas Sparks's "The Notebook" is Allison "Allie" Nelson
Allison MacKenzie, a character in Peyton Place, was played by Mia Farrow
"Hello Allison", by Scapegoat Wax
"Allison's Starting to Happen" by The Lemonheads
"Alison Road" by Gin Blossoms
"Alison" by the Pixies
Allison Cameron, a character in the television series House
Allison Taylor, cartoon character in the television series The Simpsons
Alison DiLaurentis played by Sasha Pieterse on the television show "Pretty Little Liars"
Allison Taylor, fictional President of the USA in the television series 24
Allison Vernon-Williams, female lead character on the movie Cry-Baby
Allison Reynolds; a character in The Breakfast Club (1985) played by Ally Sheedy
"Poor Little Allison", song by Gordon Lightfoot
"Alysoun", Middle English poem
“All of My Exs Live in Texas” By George Strait “.... Allison from Galveston”

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