Given Name ALISON

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English, French
PRONOUNCED: AL-i-sən (English), A-LEE-SAWN (French)   [details]

Meaning & History

Norman French diminutive of Aalis (see ALICE). It was common in England and France in the Middle Ages, and was later revived in the 20th century. Unlike most other English names ending in son, it is not derived from a surname.

Categories

actresses, athletes, diminutives, Discworld characters, song titles
VARIANTS: Allison, Allyson, Alyson (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Ali, Allie, Ally (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Kalisha, Talisha (African American), Adalheidis, Adelais, Adela, Adelina (Ancient Germanic), Adelina (Bulgarian), Alícia (Catalan), Adéla (Czech), Heidi (Danish), Adelheid, Aleid, Aleida, Alida (Dutch), Aliisa, Alisa, Adele, Alli, Heidi (Finnish), Elke (Frisian), Adelheid, Ada, Adele, Adelina, Alida, Heida, Heidi (German), Aliki, Kiki (Greek), Adelaida, Aliz, Ada, Adél, Alida, Alíz (Hungarian), Ailís (Irish), Adelaide, Alice, Ada, Adele, Adelina (Italian), Alise (Latvian), Aalis (Medieval French), Heidi (Norwegian), Adelajda, Alicja, Ada, Adela (Polish), Adelaide, Alice, Alícia, Adelina (Portuguese), Adela, Adelina (Romanian), Alisa (Russian), Aileas (Scottish), Alica (Slovak), Adelaida, Alicia, Adela, Adelia, Adelina (Spanish), Adelita (Spanish (Latin American)), Heidi (Swedish), Alis (Welsh)
  United States
2016
  Canada (BC)
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2015
  Chile
2014
  England and Wales
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2015
  France
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  Ireland
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