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Pronunciation

ælɪsən

Origin

English, French

Meaning

This classic girl’s name boasts a colorful heritage, including Arabic, French and British origins. Alison, also spelt Allison, is popular in English-speaking countries, particularly Scotland where it’s still a commonly given name for baby girls. Interested in a fun variant? Playing around with Alissa, Alicia and Allisson might be a good place to start!

Rank in the year 2015

Alison was ranked #687 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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