GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English, French
PRONOUNCED: AL-i-sən (English), a-lee-SAWN (French)   [key]
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.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Allison, Allyson, Alyson (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Ali, Allie, Ally (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Kalisha, Talisha (African American), Heidi (Danish), Aleid, Aleida, Alida (Dutch), Alli, Heidi (Finnish), Ada, Aleida, Alida, Heida, Heidi (German), Ada, Alida (Hungarian), Ada (Italian), Aleit (Low German), Heidi (Norwegian), Ada (Polish), Heidi (Swedish)
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