[ 3 syll. al-li-son, all-is-on ] The baby boy name Allison is also used, and more frequently so, as a girl name. Its pronunciation is AEL-ih-SahN †. Allison is derived from English origins. The name is of the meaning alice's son.
See also the related category son (heir).
Allison is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the height of its usage in 1903, 0.009% of baby boys were given the name Allison. Its ranking then was #657. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity, and is now of very modest use. Within all boy names in its group, Allison was nonetheless the most popular in 2018. Though Allison is currently more often than not a girl name, there was a period before 1937 when more boys were given the name. From 1946 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Allison. In 1946, 76% more girls than boys were given the name Allison.
Baby names that sound like Allison include Allyson, Alchemie, Alchemy, Alcuino, Alexan, Alkemy, Allisan, Allisen, Allisun, Allisyn, Allysen, Allysin, Allysyn, Uailean, Alekona, Alquimio, Alame, Alan, Alcwyn, and Algin.
† English 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)"