Alison
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Given Name ALISON
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. Unlike most other English names ending in son, it is not derived from a surname.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Allison, Allyson, Alyson (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Ali, Allie, Ally (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: 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), 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)
Popularity
United States  ranked #338 
England and Wales  - 
Canada (BC)  - 
Chile  ranked #97 
France  - 
Ireland  - 
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