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A famous bearer was Allison Reynolds, Ally Sheedy's character in the classic 1980s teen movie 'The Breakfast Club'.
reservoirdoll1987  10/31/2005
Both Elvis Costello and The Pixies have recorded songs called Allison.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2005
We named our daughter Allison on December 6, 1986. There were two main reasons-My mother did a word search puzzle of names and it was first in the A's. Her daddy liked Aly Sheedy's character in "St. Elmo's Fire". Also she had an Aunt Alice. The name just seemed right! She prefers to be called "Allie", now.
oneill_lp  4/12/2006
I have always liked the name Allison. It is a pretty, not overly used name. The nickname Ally is cute too.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Allison is one of the middle names of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's daughter, Apple. Apple's full name is Apple Blythe Allison Martin ("Blythe" after Gwyneth's mother, and "Allison" after Chris's mother).
Pheadirean  6/4/2006
Allison Scagliotti-Smith is another person with that name.
princeton-girl18  7/16/2006
Allison is the name of Benny's wife in the musical "Rent".
lavieboheme1993  7/16/2006
This is my first name and the only problem I have ever had with it is people constantly spelling it with one L despite my telling them it has two. I always liked it better with two L's.
SerasVictoria  7/21/2006
Allison Vernon-Williams, played by Amy Locane in the film, is one of the main characters in Cry-Baby.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2006
There is a novelist Allison Brennan.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
Allison was the full name of "Ally McBeal" played by Calista Flockhart on the series of the same name. (We heard her full name only once, in the episode where her daughter-by-egg-donation shows up at her front door and asks, "Are you Allison McBeal?")
elizabeth hamlet  1/18/2007
I think Allison is outdated and not very nice sounding, though it looks better with 2 Ls. My best friend is called Allison but she hates it and we all call her Ally.
lisa_7  4/11/2007
I definitely do not think the name is outdated. And I think it's a very nice name!
star_girl  4/27/2007
There is a bunch of people named Allison out there. I think this is a pretty name but it is time to give this name a rest.
CharlieRob  5/5/2007
Allison Janney is an actress famous for her role as C. J. Cregg on the American television show, The West Wing. She won four Emmys for playing the part.
Nochenne  6/2/2007
Allison Mack plays Chloe Sullivan on the awesome TV series Smallville.

Alyson Michalka is known for playing Keely on the Disney Channel show Phil of the Future, and is the Aly in Aly&AJ.
emc  7/8/2007
My name is Allison! I was named after my great-grandmother Alice. My mom wanted to "modernize" the name Alice. I tend to go by "Allie" though. Not that I have anything against the name Allison, I'm just used to being called "Allie." When I was in school, the name Allison was very rare. But in the 1990's, the name started to become popular. I've had many people tell me they love my name.
Coffeebean  9/26/2007
There is a song "Allison" by The Pixies on their album "Bossanova".
scholasticastewart  1/27/2008
Not a fan of this spelling. I guess I've lived with an Alyson for so long, this spelling looks weird to me.
California_Eli  2/18/2008
Finally a name that ends in -son that isn't meant for a boy!
jasmineenimsaj  3/3/2008
Allison is actor/comedian Drew Carey's middle name.
FMRadio  4/10/2008
The identical Hansen female quadruplets (Allison, Brooke, Claire and Darcy) are born in Texas.
Patricia Underwood  5/28/2008
I love this name. I'm 16 years old and when I'm older of course and if I ever have a girl I want to name my daughter this name. It sounds classy and beautiful for a girl, don't spell it Alyson, it looks better Allison, and it's more popular. ;)
― Anonymous User  7/18/2008
This is the name of the actress/singer Allison Lozano from the big hit Mexican soap opera "Al Diablo Con Los Guapos".
― Anonymous User  7/18/2008
This is my name, and I think it's OK. I prefer Allie. I'm named after my great grandma Alice, and my parents didn't like the name Alice. My one complaint is that no one seems to know how to spell it. I like it best my way.
TwilighterRenthead  10/12/2008
My sister's name. It's gorgeous! I love it. I call her Lilli *pronounced LeeLee*.
ionshu  11/1/2008
My best friend's name is Allison, and I think it's a very pretty name. It's very modern, but not too much, and it's very simple. I know like three "Allison"s and they all spell it with two "L"s so it just looks right to me. I also like the spelling "Alyson". All in all, a beautiful name!
baileymarissa  12/8/2008
This is the name of a song by Slowdive.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2008
I never liked super frilly, cutesy feminine names for girls, and this and Addison are probably my favourite girls names. While I wouldn't name my daughter Addison, I would definitely go with Allison.
McHobbit  2/22/2010
I don't like it. It makes me think of a spoiled little girl. No offence to all the Allisons/Alisons/Alysens/Alysons out there, but that's just how I feel. I much prefer Alice or Alicia.
Black_X  5/8/2010
President Allison Taylor- Cherry Jones' character on the show "24".

Allison Dubois - Patricia Arquette's character on the show "Medium". She is the main character of this show.

I'm not sure that this is the spelling of the name that these characters use (there are many variations), but I like this one. The characters are both smart, strong willed women and I would be happy to be named for them.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2010
Allison Pierce is a member of the duo The Pierces.
Megan1125  6/29/2010
I love this name! If I have a daughter someday I want to name her Allison! I think it`s good for a little girl, but doesn`t sound too childish, so it also works for a grown up woman. Oh, and I love the nickname "Ally"!
DiChel  5/22/2011
Allison Crowe (November 1981- ) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, guitarist and piano player known for her powerful, brassy soprano and soulful musical style.
gaelruadh19  7/5/2011
Allison Cameron is a character on the TV series 'House'. She is played by Jennifer Morrison.
ursa  8/28/2011
Dr. Allison Blake is a Department of Defense agent in the Syfy series Eureka. She is portrayed by actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield.
Fray  11/20/2012
Allison Sekemoto is the fictional character in the series blood of eden.
555jazzy  12/8/2012
It's not my usual style, but I love this name. It's beautiful and feminine (despite ending in -son) and will suit an adult just fine. I wish people would stop using Addison on girls and just go with Allison. I'm glad to see this name is so popular still!
― Anonymous User  8/20/2013
Allison is a pretty common classic name. I've had the name for 14 years and I really like my name. My full name is Allison Dennis Vale and I'm a 14 year old russian boy with with long platinum blonde hair and blue eyes. I'm from St. Petersburg, Russia and I'm one of the few boys in the world today named Allison.

Allison is mostly a female name now for girls and women but my parents named me Allison when I was born, so I'm a boy named Allison. Luckily, no one teases me and bullies me at school about my name and everyone I meet are nice to me and they like my name.

I have two other girl friends at my school also named Allison and they like my name Allison too! Allison was originally a boy's name in the beginning and it later became a girl's name in the mid 20th Century. Do you know any other boys like me named Allison?

If you do, tell us about it.
Allison59  3/13/2014
I'd love to see some more research on the original gender for this name...

Other information I've found online says this is one of those names that was commonly used as a surname before a first name (like Ryan or Austin, etc.).

My 3x great grandfather was "Allison John Horner," very much a male. Looking through census records just in 1860 in the US, I'm seeing almost 2,000 males with the first name Allison. I'm thinking there is a fair bit of information to support this being a male name as well as female.
― Anonymous User  4/18/2014
Allison "Allie" Sekemoto is the main character in the Blood of Eden series written by Julie Kagawa.
― Anonymous User  4/20/2014
Not saying that this name should be used for males at all, but considering that it ends in *son* does anyone know when this name used to belong to males?

ALL names ending in *Son* are or were once originally male.
ThatMazerunnerfan  7/17/2014
It seems that most people are saying that Allison is not a good name for a guy. I think this is just because of our learned associations and what we're used to. I know a guy named Allison - goes by Al - and he definitely portrays the positive attributes of the name - noble and kind. These traits would be good for anyone to have - male or female. Shirley, Beverley, and even Vivian began as male names. People were probably shocked when those names began to be used for girls but now it would be the other way around. So it's just what people are used to.
― Anonymous User  8/15/2014
Allison Harvard, an American model.
― Anonymous User  10/3/2015
Allison is the worst girls name out there, to be honest.
― Anonymous User  12/13/2015
My father, born in 1921 was Allison. My mother mostly called him that as did everyone in the family down to great nieces and nephews (Uncle Allison). He hated it and went by Al professionally and a lot of people didn't know his full name. He got "outed" (and my parents had a wee fight) when my mother put Allison on my wedding invitations. He had agreed with her that Mr. And Mrs Al... was too informal but had insisted on Mr. And Mrs. A.C. My Godmother was startled and said she had always thought his name was Alistair.

I had always planned to name a daughter after him but by that time the name was super common, and in fact, she has never been in a class without at least one and often more Allison's, so it is her middle name.
Pgh62  4/24/2016
This is the only -son ending name that I actually prefer and can see working well on females. I'm not sure how I feel about Allison on a male though. Since this page has it listed as solely feminine, that suggests to me that the name never started out as a male name; that Allison was feminine from the get go. Allison needs to replace Madison & Addison (I actually like Addison but hate that it's being used on females).
― Anonymous User  4/28/2016
Nice name. The best spelling is Allison.
namefan5000  5/22/2016
Allison DiLaurentis, from the Pretty Little Liars TV series.
ericacv  7/16/2016
Nicknames for this name along with other spelling variations such as Alison can be:

― Anonymous User  8/2/2016
Allison Argent, born into a long line of werewolf hunters, is a naturally talented archer and accomplished gymnast in the 2011 American television series 'Teen Wolf'. She is portrayed by American actress Crystal Reed.
Feorsteorra  12/4/2016
Allison Leigh Alderson DeMarcus is an American actress, TV host and beauty queen who has competed in the Miss Teen USA, Miss USA and Miss America pageants. Alderson is married to Jay DeMarcus, the bassist in the band Rascal Flatts.
cutenose  2/27/2017
Allison Kay Rosati is the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscast co-anchor for WMAQ-TV in Chicago. Rosati was born in Dover, Delaware and grew up in Pine City, Minnesota. Rosati is of Finnish and Italian descent. In 1980, She was crowned as Minnesota Junior Miss but a year later in 1981, she represented the State of Minnesota in the 1981 America's Junior Miss pageant, and received a 'Spirit of Junior Miss' award alongside Idaho Junior Miss Kelly Jo Kreisher. She attended Gustavus Adolphus College where she studied speech and communications. She graduated in 1985 and received cum laude.
cutenose  5/10/2017
Initially I disliked this name, but now I’ve grown to like it. It contained a "son" in it but I won't mind. I prefer to spell the name with two “l”s, however, I feel the opposite about Philip. It was the name of a tropical storm that flooded Houston back in 2001, similar to Harvey.
XYKLONE  12/5/2017
Alexander Pym Allison, a Nigerian business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and founder of Allyson Enterprises Limited.
lexpym  12/27/2017
Allison is a beautiful name with a great meaning of "Truth/Noble" and diminutive of "Alice", a classic, lovely name!
― Anonymous User  1/19/2018
Allison is not a male name. It was a surname that used to be used for males, but people used to also name their son's Anna and Elizabeth, does that make them unisex to? It is a variant which is a Norman diminutive of Alice, so it's feminine.
XironDarkstar  2/4/2018

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