[ 3 syll. al-li-son, all-is-on ] The baby girl name Allison is also used as a boy name, though it is more commonly a girl name. It is pronounced AEL-ih-SahN †. Allison's origin is Germanic, and its use, English, French, and Scottish.
Allison is a form of Alice.
Allison is also a spelling variant of the English, French, and Scottish Alison.
See also the related category french.
Allison is popular as a baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1940s up to the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only infrequent use. At the modest height of its usage in 1995, 0.423% of baby girls were named Allison. It was #34 in rank then. The baby name has seen a decline in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #69 with a usage of 0.199%, but it was nevertheless the most popular within all girl names in its family. Allison was used 0.963% more than the 2nd most popular name, Alice, in 2018. Although Allison is used more commonly as a baby girl name today, there was a period prior to 1937 that it was more popular with boys. After 1946, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys. In 1946, 76% more baby girls than boys were given the name Allison.
Baby names that sound like Allison include Allyson, Alyson, Aelaney, Alanie, Alcina, Alcinah, Alcmene, Alcynah, Alexande, Alexane, Alexene, Alexine, Algoma, Alisan, Alisann, Alisanne, Alisen, Alisenne, Alisin, and Alision.
† Pronunciation for Allison: 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)"
A famous person named Allison is Allison Janney, Actress, born 19 November 1959, Boston, Massachusetts.