User comments for Addison (Meaning / History Only)

This is also a short form of Madison.
mariej2  5/24/2005
Hahaha! Addison and Madison are the same length, that isn't short!
stuckonstupid  10/3/2006
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  4/9/2008
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.
Cubbies  7/28/2014
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.
tassie  10/24/2014
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.
YITYNR  3/24/2016
The name Addison was given to 85 boys born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  3/1/2018

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