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This is also a short form of Madison.
Hahaha! Addison and Madison are the same length, that isn't short!
I have read in two baby name books where Addison derives from both Hebrew and English. The meaning attributed to English is "awesome".
-- Anonymous User
We named our son Addison because his dad's name is Adam and it was our way to giving him a form of a family name since the meaning of Addison is 'son of Adam'. Also, Wrigley field is on Addison avenue so it was a given for us! We also call him AJ like his father and plan to use that when he starts school if he doesn't like having a 'girls name'. I think it's a beautiful masculine name for a boy! The show Greys Anatomy helped make the name popular as a girls name, but all trending aside, the name is deeply rooted as masculine.
I dislike the surname-as-a-given-name trend. Unless the surname means something significant to the family - such as the mother's maiden name - it tends to sound pretentious. So, I probably would have disliked this name anyway but to make matters worse it's the name of an auto immune disease of the adrenal glands. It makes a good name only if Diabetes Mellitus and Cancer make pretty names.
Just to make it clear to any subsequent people posting here, the meaning of this name is "son of Adam", hence why I (and many other users) dislike its use as a feminine given name. The claims that Addison also means "awesome" are unsubstantiated and thus are probably little more than nonsense.
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