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Alison - Meaning of Alison

What does Alison mean?

Meaning of the name AlisonMeaning of the name Alison

[ 3 syll. a-li-son, al-is-on ] The baby girl name Alison is pronounced AELihSahN (English) or aeLiySAON (French) †. Alison has its origins in the Germanic language. It is used largely in the English, French, and Scottish languages. The name means 'of a noble kind'. It is a two-element name derived from adal + heit meaning 'noble, honorable' + 'kind, sort, type' respectively. The name was originally a Norman French pet form of Alice formed by appending the diminutive suffix '-on', but it is now often considered as an independent name. It was popular in medieval England in the forms Alyson or Alysoun, but its popularity outside of Scotland declined sharply after the 15th century, and the name consequently gained a strong Scottish flavor. The name saw a revival among English speakers in the 20th century, and its Scottish associations gradually diminished. In literature, the name is borne by a character in The Miller's Tale (1387), the second of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Alison is an English, French, and Scottish diminutive of Alis (Armenian, English, and Welsh) and an English, French, and Scottish variant transcription of Alice.

What are the Variant Forms of Alison?

The name Alison is used to a great extent; it has 53 variant transcriptions that are used in English and foreign languages. Variation transcriptions of the name used in English include Alicen, Alicyn, Alisan, Alisann, Alisanne, Alisen, Alisenne, Alisin, Alision, Alisonn, Alisoun, Alisson, Alissyn, Alisun, Alles, Allese, Allesse, Alleyson, Alli, Allice, Allicen, Allisan, Allisen, Allisoun, Allisson, Allisun, Allisyn, Alliz, Allysen, and Alson. Other English forms include the short forms Al and Ali, the diminutives Alie (used in Dutch and as well), Allie, Ally, and Lissie, and the variant spellings Allison (used in French, and Scottish as well), Allyson, and Alyson. Alekona (Hawaiian) and Allsun (Irish) are foreign variant transcriptions of Alison.

Alison is popular as a baby girl name. At the peak of its usage in 1986, 0.161% of baby girls were given the name Alison. It had a ranking of #96 then. The baby name has substantially fallen in popularity since then, and is of only very modest use in recent years. In 2012, it ranked at #273 with a usage of 0.061%. Out of the family of girl names directly linked to Alison, Allison was the most popular. It was 5 times more popular than Alison in 2012.

Baby names that sound like Alison include Alisen, Alisson, Alisun, Allison, Allisun, Allyson, Alyson, Alceanah, Alceenah, Alceina, Alceinah, Alciena, Alcina, Alcinah, Alcmene, Alcyna, Alcynah, Alexande, Alexane, and Alexene.

† Pronunciation for Alison: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)"

Details of famous persons named Alison:
Actress Alison Steadman, born August 26, 1946, Liverpool, England.
Author Alison Uttley, born Alice Jane Taylor 17 December 1884 - 7 May 1976, Cromford, England.
Country Musician Alison Krauss, born 23 July 1971, Decatur, Illinois.
Singer Alison Moyet, born Genevieve Alison Jane Moyet 18 June 1961, Billericay, Essex, England.

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