Name: Addison

Origin and Meaning of the Name Addison

  • Meaning:
    Son of Adam
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  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (AD ih sun)
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Miscellaneous Info for Addison

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Addison, which means 'son of Adam', is one of the surnames which has been enthusiastically taken up in the current trend to find 'unique' names for baby girls. It has been climbing the American charts since 1994 and in 2006 was the 27th most popular name for girls in the US.

    Although Addison, today, is given as a name to both genders, it isn't a legitimate unisex name as it's meaning is masculine.

    Addison is the name of many cities throughout North America. It is also the name of a serious adrenal condition; John F. Kennedy suffered from Addison's disease, and it is believed that Jane Austen may have died from it. A female character in the TV drama "Grey's Anatomy" is named Addison. Addison was also the name of a character in the horror movie "Saw II."

Similar Names to Addison for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Addison (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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