Name: Alison

Origin and Meaning of the Name Alison

  • Meaning:
    Noble kind; of the noble sort
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  • Meaning:
    Noble kind; of the noble sort
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  • Pronunciation:
    (AL ih sun)
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Miscellaneous Info for Alison

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
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    A Norman French diminutive of Alice.

    The name was particularly popular in Scotland from the 16th century, and was revived in England in the 20th century. In the USA, Alison experienced it's highest popularity in the mid 1980s when it broke into the top 100. Since 1963, Allison has been more popular than Alison.

    The name is borne by singers Alison Goldfrapp, Alison Krauss and Alison Moyet, and actresses Alison Lohman and Ali (Alison) Larter.

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